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Richard L. Schwartzkopf

Richard L. Schwartzkopf of Nashville, IL departed this life at Friendship Manor Healthcare Center in Nashville on Tuesday, January 11, 2022, at 6:34 AM.  He had attained the age of 92 years, 8 months and a day.

Richard was born on May 10, 1929, in Nashville, IL, the son of Henry and Lula (Egbert) Schwartzkopf.  He was united in marriage to Betty Prange on June 10, 1950, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Nashville and she preceded him in death on December 19, 2020.

Richard was a truck driver for many years.  He enjoyed gardening, tractors, demolition derby’s and he loved his grandchildren, great grandchildren and great great grandchildren.

Left to mourn his passing are his three children, Rick Schwartzkopf and wife Dorothy of Nashville, Mary Smith and husband Andy of Powder Springs, GA and Randy Schwartzkopf of Nashville, IL; ten grandchildren, Lynn (Brent) Hemminghaus of Columbia, IL, Ryan (Khristine) Schwartzkopf of Brandon, FL, Mark Schwartzkopf of Tampa, FL, Julie (Noe) Yanes of Duluth, GA, Eric (Ashley) Smith of Powder Springs, GA, Gabriel (Jacob) McDaniel of Powder Springs, GA, Peyton (Marla) Smith of Powder Springs, GA, Paige Schwartzkopf, Callie (special friend Max Tebbe) Schwartzkopf and Radyn Schwartzkopf all of Nashville, IL; fifteen great grandchildren, Trey, Brady, Shane, Amanda, Dylan, Drake, Ava, Aiden, Lena, Rowan, Noah, Connor, Ben, Freya, Talyn and Finley; three great great grandchildren, Khobie, Kolton and Dasha; brother, Mervin Schwartzkopf of Nashville; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, two brothers, James (Virginia) Schwartzkopf and Orval (Irene) Schwartzkopf; two sisters, Irma (Ornell) Stolz and Ernestine (Hershel) Jenkel and sister-in-law, Dolores Schwartzkopf

Funeral Services will be held at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville, IL on Saturday, January 15, 2022, at 10:30 AM with Fr. Andy Knopik officiating.  Interment will follow in the Beaucoup Cemetery in Beaucoup, IL.

Friends may call at the Campagna Funeral Home in Nashville on Saturday from 9 AM until the service hour.

Should friends desire, memorials can be made to the American Heart Association and the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home.

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