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Chieko W. Schwan

January 5, 1930 — March 27, 2022

Chieko W. Schwan, age 92 of Oshkosh, passed away at her residence on Sunday, March 27, 2022. She was born on January 5, 1930 in Yokohama, Japan to the late Matutalo and Kikuye (Ichibace) Watanabe.

Chieko moved to the United States in the early 1950’s and married Ralph Schwan who preceded her in death. Chieko later met Theodore “Ted” Bartels, who she married on March 8, 1990 in Oshkosh. She retired from Pluswood Industries.

Chieko enjoyed playing cards with her husband and friends, going on casino trips, knitting and crocheting.

She is lovingly survived by her husband, Ted Bartels; step son, Christopher (Bryna) Bartels; step daughter, Rose (Paul) Bruce; step grandchildren: Anna Bartels, Rachael, Daniel, Nyla and Jennifer Bruce; special niece, Kathy  (preceded, Donald) Goodacre.

A private service will be held for family.

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