OBITUARY

Victor Schwenk

October 26, 1924March 14, 2016

October 26, 1924 - March 14, 2016

Victor Earl Schwenk Former NFL Coach of the Los Angeles Rams and first hire for the New Orleans Saints as Player of Personal 1967 and than promoted to General Manger in 1968-1972

Born in Dayton,Ohio,to George and Erma Schwenk passed away peacefully in his sleep March 14, 2016 at home in Citrus Heights, California at the age of 91. Victor was a Navy Veteran in WWII,afterthe war he attended UCLA in 1946 and played football( tight end #55)and then went to Occidental College 1947 and played football until he graduated with a Degree in Physical Education. He began his coaching career at the high school level at Colton and San Merino High School 1955-1957 and won CIF for southern California Division. Haled the coach of the decade, he then was offered a position to coach for Occidental College (1960-1963). In 1964-1965 he worked for the Los Angeles Rams as Assistant Coach. My father was contacted in 1966 by the Edmonton Eskimos,Canada to see if he would consider becoming the General Manager of their team, of course he accepted! In 1967 the beginning of a new team for the NFL,the New Orleans Saints were interested in offering my father the position of Player of Personal ,he accepted. In 1968 he was promoted to General Manager and held that position until 1972. When he retired from football, he became a successful Business Broker here in Sacramento,California.

He is survived by his three daughters, Kandice Suzanne Schwenk, Judith Oxley and V.A Bradford and grandchildren Mitch, Patrick,Gennie,Kim and Kali. Step daughters Zoe and Donae, step grandchildren Kurtis,Zoey and Lille.

Please forgive me Dad that this posting took so long, it took me a little while to get my emotions in order. I lost my Dad,my mentor,my teacher,my hero,my protector,my secret keeper,my coach and my best friend. My family's leader and the greatest man I've ever known in the world. I will miss you everyday.I will always try to make you proud.The only person in my life that taught me about unconditional love and to never give up.I want to thank you that you chose to live with me the last year and a half of your life. It was truly a gift and an honor to care for you.I will love you each and everyday until I see you again. I was the last one to hold you and kiss you good night. I will forever miss you, your baby Kandi.

REMEMBERING

Victor Schwenk

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September 10, 2016

Vic was my coach at San Marino High when we won the CIF in 1956. He will always be remembered for his fierce leadership and his halftime speeches. He came to our 40th or 50th reunion and it was great to get to meet with him again. We will always miss him-----Sam Self Littleton, Colorado

Nick Sylvester

May 20, 2016

VIC was my coach at Colton High School for three years, but more so, he became my good friend and we remained close for over 60 years. We shared memories, laughs, sadness, disappointments, but most of all friendship.
I will miss The Coach and our conversations, but i know he is now at peace.
Thank you Vic, for the friendship, great coaching and much more. R.I.P.

Judie Schwenk-Oxley

May 15, 2016

Dear God,
My daddy Vic is with you now . . please watch over him and Bless him Lord and let him know how very much I needed him and loved him . . may he be happy and at Peace. His final days were blessed with the caring and love of my sister, Kandi, his "baby girl". Bless her too and give her strength , guidance and ease her heavy heart. Lord and I ask this in Jesus' name.
Love, Judie Schwenk Oxley

Mac White

April 18, 2016

Mac White here. I played for Vic at San Marino HS back in the late 50's. We won almost every game in '58 except for the last one against Claremont HS in the CIF finals. The next year we lost 2 games, and Vic left for Oxy. I and virtually everyone else who played for him have vivid memories of his style, his composure, and his incredible feel for the game. He was a great coach, and he lives vividly in my memory some 55 years later.

Ginnie Nielsen (Booher)

April 12, 2016

Aunt Kandi and Mom (Judie),
I don't have any words that could possibly ease your sadness and loss. I am sorry!
I think about all the times we shared as a family... I loved the stories he would tell me and the books he would share from his time with The Saints.
Kandi, your words about Tote are so touching and beautiful. Lots of love to you and Mom especially now.

Kandice Schwenk

April 7, 2016

Victor Earl Schwenk
Former NFL Coach of the Loa Angeles Rams
and first hire for the New Orleans Saints
as Player of Personal 1967 and than promoted to General Manger in 1968-1972

October 26, 1924 - March 14, 2016

Born in Dayton,Ohio,to George and Erma Schwenk passed away peacefully in his sleep March 14, 2016 at home in Citrus Heights, California at the age of 91.
Victor was a Navy Veteran in WWII,after
the war he attended UCLA in 1946 and played football( tight end #55)and then went to Occidental College 1947 and played football until he graduated with a Degree in Physical Education. He began his coaching career at the high school level Rialto and San Merino High School 1955-1957 and won CIF for southern California Division.
Haled the coach of the decade, he then was offered a position to coach for
Occidental College (1960-1963). In 1964-1965 he worked for the Los Angeles Rams as Assistant Coach.My father was contacted in 1966 by the Edmonton Eskimos,Canada to see if he would consider becoming the General Manager of their team, of course he accepted!
In 1967 the beginning of a new team for the NFL,the New Orleans Saints were interested in offering my father the position of Player of Personal,he accepted. In 1968 he was promoted to General Manager and held that position until 1972.
When he retired from football, he became a successful Business Broker here in Sacramento,California.

He is survived by his three daughters,
Kandice Suzanne Schwenk, Judith Oxley and V.A Bradford and grandchildren Mitch, Patrick,Gennie,Kim and Kali. Step daughters Zoe and Donae, step grandchildren Kurtis,Zoey and Lille.

Please forgive me Dad that this posting took so long, it took me a little while to get my emotions in order.
I lost my Dad,my mentor,my teacher,my hero,my protector,my secret keeper,my coach and my best friend.
My family's leader and the greatest man I've ever known in the world. I will miss you everyday.I will always try to make you proud.The only person in my life that taught me about unconditional love and to never give up.I want to thank you that you choose to live with me the last year and a half of your life. It was truly a gift and an honor to care for you.I will love you each and everyday until I see you again. I was the last one to hold you and kiss you good night. I will forever miss you, your baby Kandi.

Melba Schwenk

March 24, 2016

It is always a difficult time to loose a loved one. My prayers and love go out to the family. We always enjoyed Uncle Vic. ..... "When a loved one becomes a memory, that memory becomes a treasure."