Warren James "Jim" Schwietz

March 14, 1936January 3, 2019

Warren James “Jim” Schwietz passed away January 3, 2019, in his home at the age of 82. Jim was a proud St. Paul East-Sider with a love of history, a unique sense of humor, and an independent outlook on life. He will be remembered forever.

The son of Frank and Ruth Schwietz, Jim and his twin brother Bill were born March 14th, 1936, in St. Paul, MN. Alongside their older brothers, Jack and Gene, they attended Johnson High School and graduated in 1955. Jim’s favorite pastime as a youth was spending weekends with the family at their Rutledge, MN, cabin on the Kettle River. Jim and his brothers passed on their love of the cabin to their kids and grandkids, who continue to enjoy it today.

From 1960 to 1964, Jim was a paratrooper with the esteemed 82nd Airborne Division in Fort Bragg, NC. After his honorary discharge from the Army, he returned home to St. Paul. He spent is professional career in real estate, selling and appraising residential properties. Jim was generous. He made people laugh, he lived life his own way, and he had no fear.

Jim is survived by his son David; grandsons, Breck and Jake; brothers, Kenneth “Jack” (Mary) and Eugene “Gene” (Gloria); sister-in-law, Lorraine; nieces, Jeanne Hennemann, Sue (Ted) Perron, Lori (Ron) Nielsen, Sandy (Claudio) Danus, Sherry (Mark) Skluzacek, and Jen (Jerry) Flauto; nephews, Jack (Laurel), Jeff (Michele), Bill (Julie), Jim (Colleen), and Scott (Kate); extended family and many friends. Jim is preceded in death by his parents; and his twin brother Bill.

A burial will be held Friday, January 11th at 10:45am at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Following the burial, a visitation and service will be held at Our Redeemer Church, 1390 Larpenteur Ave E, St. Paul, MN 55109. Following the service, all are invited to the home of David Schwietz for food and celebration. Address and direction will be provided at the service.


  • Visitation Friday, January 11, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, January 11, 2019

Warren James "Jim" Schwietz

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