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Boice Funeral Home

308 Pollasky Ave, Clovis, CA

OBITUARY

Mike Schwan

May 16, 1955September 28, 2019

Mike Schwan, age 64, of Fresno, California entered into rest on Saturday September 28, 2019. Mike was born May 16, 1955 in Minot, North Dakota to "Lou" Lugardia Schwan and August Schwan.

Mike is survived by his wife, Jennie Schwan; daughter Courtney Spurrier; son-in-law Craig Spurrier; daughter Lindsey Bills; and son-in-law Josh Bills; mother "Lou" Lugardia Schwan; brother Leon Schwan, sister Debbie Hegney, sister Denise Ugland, brother Gerard Schwan and brother Randy Schwan; grandchild Brooklyn Hedden, grandchild Ian Bills, grandchild Addison Bills, grandchild Luke Spurrier and grandchild Kora Spurrier.

Mike was preceded in death by; father August Schwan; brother Gary Schwan.

A Public Visitation will occur from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Boice Funeral Home, 308 Pollasky Ave, Clovis, CA 93612.

A Funeral Mass will occur Friday, October 11, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. at St. Paul Catholic Newman Center, 1572 E. Barstow Avenue, Fresno, CA 93710.

A Committal Service will occur Friday, October 11, 2019 from 11:30 a.m. at Clovis Cemetery, 305 N Villa Ave, Clovis, CA 93612.

Serving as pallbearers are Randy Schwan , Leon Schwan, Gerard Schwan, Josh Bills, Craig Spurrier, Brett Mosekian, Deven Putnum, Curt Ugland, Anton Schwan, Brice Mosekian and Luke Spurrier.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to any of the following that were near and dear to Mike: Fresno State Bulldog Foundation (in honor of Mike Schwan), https://bulldogfoundation.org/; Fresno Unified (CTE) Scholarship Foundation; and Central California Builders Exchange Scholarship.

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at www.boicefuneralhome.com for the Schwan family.

  • FAMILY

  • Jennie Schwan, Wife
  • Courtney Spurrier, Daughter
  • Craig Spurrier, Son-in-law
  • Lindsey Bills, Daughter
  • Josh Bills, Son-in-law
  • Brooklyn Hedden, Grandchild
  • Ian Bills, Grandchild
  • Addison Bills, Grandchild
  • Luke Spurrier, Grandchild
  • Kora Spurrier, Grandchild
  • "Lou" Lugardia Schwan, Mother
  • Leon Schwan, Brother
  • Debbie Hegney, Sister
  • Denise Ugland, Sister
  • Gerard Schwan, Brother
  • Randy Schwan, Brother
  • August Schwan, Father (deceased)
  • Gary Schwan, Brother (deceased)
  • PALLBEARERS

  • Randy Schwan
  • Leon Schwan
  • Gerard Schwan
  • Josh Bills
  • Craig Spurrier
  • Brett Mosekian
  • Deven Putnum
  • Curt Ugland
  • Anton Schwan, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Brice Mosekian, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Luke Spurrier

Services

  • Public Visitation Thursday, October 10, 2019
  • Funeral Mass Friday, October 11, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, October 11, 2019

Memories

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robert messing

October 12, 2019

Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow, I am a diamonds glint in the snow.I am sunlight on a ripened grain, I am the gentle Autumn's rain.Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there, I did not die. You will always be in my thoughts , my prayers and in my heart. RIP my friend

Inga Olson

October 9, 2019

Jennie and Family-
My thoughts are with you.
Mike was an amazing man.
Sweet, thoughtful.
That beautiful smile and laugh.
I can hear it now.
Sincerely,
Inga Olson

David Wolfe

October 8, 2019

Mike was the best friend I could have asked for. The good times, the memories, they will be with me forever. Thank you my friend until we met again. Rest in peace Mike.

Mike Getty

October 8, 2019

It is heartbreaking to learn of Mike's passing. My prayers are with Jennie, Lindsay, Courtney and the entire Schwan family.

Mike and I met as neighbors in the early 90's. We quickly became friends after chatting up sports. We even talked ourselves into joining the Clovis Adult Basketball League to see how many times we could run up and down the court before calling "time out" to rest. Later we played softball together. He was such a fun competitor and could place a softball pitch wherever he wanted. All of us enjoyed being around him.

Though our busy schedules in recent years prevented us from getting together as much as we would have liked, Mike always greeted me with a hug and his big smile as we got caught up on our families and old times. If I ever needed to find Mike in a crowd to say hello, I just had to look to where the laughter and joy was coming from and I knew Mike was somewhere in the middle of it.

RIP Mike. My family and I were lucky to have known you. Will always cherish your friendship.

Roxanne Greenwood

October 8, 2019

Jennie, Courtney, Lindsay, Brooklyn and entire Schwan Family:
If you were fortunate enough to be a friend of Mike Schwan, you gained a life time supporter. He did not consider you a friend, you were family. He loved to take of the people in his life. It always brought me comfort as I knew if I ever needed Mike, he would be there with a plan and huge smile on his face. He helped me be a better person both personally and professionally. He took me, a young new professional at the time, under his wing. He told me what I need to hear; whether it was that I was doing a great job, or even at times that I could have done better. I always knew Mike wanted me to be the best I can be and he would everything in his power to make sure I succeeded. For that I will be forever grateful.
His zest for life and love for you all was amazing to witness. When I think of Mike and all the memories I have with him, I smile. I loved watching him. His laugher, his expressions, his stories about your family, and how he threw his whole self into everything he did. Mike was one of kind, irreplaceable to many, irreplaceable to me. He will always hold a special place in my heart. Be proud of the man he was and that his investment in so many will live on.
God bless you all.
Much love and eternal appreciation.

Roxanne Greenwood
Former Executive Director of Central California Builders Exchange

Kelly White

October 7, 2019

Mike was a high school classmate. It was awesome to catch up with him on Facebook and again in person at our last reunion. We disagreed about many things and on more than one occasion he asked "Do you hate me now, are you going to unfriend me". My answer was always the same..."I could never hate you and we will always be friends". Mike was very encouraging and supportive of my recent move to the US Virgin Islands and said he was looking forward to pictures and updates and visiting me here someday. Sadly, I learned of his passing in the Minneapolis airport the day I left the states. To Mike's family, you have my deepest sympathy. He will be missed by many. Rest in sweet peace my friend, until we meet again.

Roger Rebennack

October 6, 2019

As we go through life we meet allot of people. None like my friend Mike Schwann. What a guy, kind, thoughtful, caring, passionate and fun guy to be around person. His laugh I will never forget, he would light up the room.
We all knew what made him the happiest, Jennie, Courtney, Lindsey, and his amazing family. We know that because he shared it with us, his work family. We - his work family want his family to know how special he was to us too. We know how deeply you all will miss him because we do too.
From the day I met him he treated me like a friend he knew his whole life, that was just Mike. You wanted to hang out with him. He was a leader and expert in our industry.
If there is ever a Hall of Fame for HVAC Controls guys I nominate Mike Schwann as the example of what we all strive to be.
I cannot tell you all how much he helped me and boy did we have fun. From my family and the entire Honeywell controls family, God bless you Mike, thank you God for letting me know this great man. You are gone too soon my friend but you will never be forgotten.

Roger Rebennack and Family

Tim Scott

October 5, 2019

So sorry to hear of Mike's passing. We were good friends from 1st grade through 12th. We shared many memories throughout those years. Especially our love for baseball and the 3 years we were locker partners. RIP, my friend.

Angel (AJ) Rivas

October 5, 2019

I met Mike about 15 years ago at one of his backyard barbeque fund raisers for Fresno State, and we remained good friends since then. Mike was the kind of person who I wanted to be. Fun, loving, caring and always there for you. He always had a smile on his face. I will miss him. I know he's smiling down on us...yelling...Go Dogs!!

Ed Daley

October 5, 2019

I only met. Mike a few times during my marriage to Elva. He always made me feel welcomed and treated me like family. I liked him as soon as I met him. How could you not he was so friendly and out going ,and was always laughing, and always wore a big smile on his face. He was very special and will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by all who were lucky enough to know him. Till we meet again R.I.P. Mike