Kim Ellen Schwinge
September 19, 1959 – September 20, 2020
Kim Ellen (Tucker) Schwinge was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, sister, aunt, godmother and friend. We lost her unexpectedly on Sunday, September 20, 2020, one day after her 61st birthday. Kim is survived by her husband Edward; Daughters Elena and Nicole; Grandkids Jonathan and Natalie; Brothers Ken, Mike, and Tim; Sisters Carol and Susan as well as many other beloved family members. Kim and Ed were residents of Port Orange for over 40 years.
To those of us surviving, one must ask what have we lost?
A great cook and hostess every week for family night dinner on Mondays. The legendary chicken alfredo, spaghetti with homemade sauce, pork chops, brownies, cookies, and so much more. She consistently burnt the bread which we all learned to love. As a cost of Monday night dinner, the men of the family had a fix-it lists of the week. It was decided it was always worth it.
She was a skilled homemaker by all measures and worked very hard to maintain a spotless home; She also had great attention to details with administration and bookkeeping that maintained the family business and all files impeccably. She was always one to be leaned on for support regardless of circumstances and relations. Kim was motherly to all and would reach out and touch your heart.
Kim had a love of daytime soaps, a good Hallmark TV movie and Nascar. You did not want to get between her and the TV when Bachelorette was showing. Weekly kitchen table poker games with family and friends was a perfect change from everybody’s busy lives. She was cagey with a handful of cards and crushed opponents. Elena and Kim would frequent local community sales, flea markets, stores, and thrift shops looking for fantastic deals. Other hobbies included: listening to country music, reading, writing, word search races, gardening, traveling, and lazy days with her cats Kona, Cleo, and Meatball. Among traveling with her daughter Nicole, Kim’s final wish was to be taken to the mountains of the Adirondacks’ where she will join her parents Natalie and Edward, Gram and Gramp, Mark, Brooke, and Jordan. They are in spirit for all eternity waiting for the rest of us left behind.
The family will receive friends ay Volusia Memorial Funeral Home, Port Orange, Monday October 5th from 5pm - 6pm with refreshments, followed by a Celebration of Life Memorial Service at 6pm. Condolences can be sent to the family at www.volusiamemorialfuneral.com
Kim Ellen Schwinge
October 11, 2020
I’m totally broken hearted for you all. And me. To lose Mark around this same time last year and now Kim 💔. When Marie mailed me I stopped everything and just sat. I reflected on my whole early, mid, and late childhood memories of Kimmy Ellen and practically living at your house. The most fun house right next door on any street in any neighborhood anywhere. I have just too many wonderful memories too many to share here, but if I have to choose one it was probably hanging out in the summer in the camper, drinking beer and streaking up and down Mt. Hope Ave. (Carol, remember? It was your idea lol).
Kim whooped my ### in every card game, every board game and she knew the words to every single song that played on the radio. She had a sense of duty and responsibility at such a young age, she rarely sat still, always taking care of whatever needed to be done, you all did. Your parents raised you all up to be independent, responsible, caring, helpful salt of the earth human beings. The type of family that always had more room at the supper table and couldn’t turn a stray animal away.
I’m keeping you all in my prayers...Carol, Sue, Tim, Mike, and Ken, husband Edward, children Elena and Nicole. I can’t imagine the loss, but I pray God comforts you and eases your pain and shows you subtle signs in the days ahead that Kim is alive and very well now that she’s returned Home. Where we’ll all be again one day. Please believe that.
All my love and affection,
October 1, 2020
Kim, I will never forget how you opened your heart and home for my late husband and I when we visited with Todd and Susan. One of my husband's dreams was to go deep sea fishing with Todd and you made that possible. RIP and fly high with the angels.
October 1, 2020
You opened up your home ,arms and heart when Susan and I were at our lowest point. We laughed and cryed, eat and drank but most of all you helped Susan and I heal and for that I'm forever thankful you came into my life and I was able to be part of the family. My deepest condolences to all the family. Give Mom,Mark,Brooke, and JT a big hug and fly high. 😢💔🌹