Wilma Ione Schwind
Wilma Ione Schwind, 93, of Traverse City, passed away Friday, Jan. 10, 2020 at Grand Traverse Pavilions in Traverse City.
Wilma was born on Friday, Sept. 17, 1926 to the late Jacob L. and Nora Ellen (Morse) Spencer in Traverse City. She was a lifelong resident of Traverse City.
She married John W. Schwind on Wednesday, June 26, 1946 in Traverse City.
Wilma is survived by her children, Gloria (Werner) Steinwender, of Vienna, Austria, Gwen (James) Kuemin, of Suttons Bay, Geoffery (Patti) Schwind, of Enterprise, Alabama, Janet (Daniel) FitzPatrick, of Lynn Haven, Florida, Gerard (Sue Winter) Schwind, of Ellsworth, Joni (Dave) Bizjak, of Reynoldsburg, Ohio, Jennifer (Valerie Singleton) Schwind, of Star Valley, Arizona, Gerda (Rick) Arcia, of Gastonia, North Carolina, and Jerome (Deborah) Schwind, of Lake Isabella; 22 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a daughter-in-law, Marcia Schwind, of Traverse City; a brother-in-law, Ferris Glass; and many nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Wilma was preceded in death by her husband; son, Gregory; and siblings, E. R. "Seab" Spencer, Nina (Puishes) Zeits, Arvilla Stockfisch, Veronica Lewis, Ellen Cunningham, Marvel (Louie) LaFranier, and Carmel Glass.
A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17 at St. Francis Catholic Church with visitation one hour prior to the Mass. The Rev. Fr. Donald Geyman will celebrate the Mass. Interment will be at Grand Traverse Memorial Gardens at a later date.
Please share your memories of Wilma with her family by visiting her online tribute page at www.reynolds-jonkhoff.com.
The family is being cared for by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home and Cremation Services.
Published on January 14, 2020


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Heidi Steinwender, granddaughter
Jan 15, 2020
I am blessed to have had a grandmother for so long. She leaves me with good memories.
God bless you, Grandma, until we meet again.
Barbara Kroupa Levine
Jan 14, 2020
I have very special memories of Aunt Wilma (who was my mother Leona's sister-in-law) and Uncle John (my mother's brother). When I was five, I was the flower girl at their wedding, not long after Uncle John had returned from Europe during WWII.I also often babysat for them in my teens.
Here is a photo of Aunt Wilma and myself taken last June when I visited her when I was in Traverse City (I live in So. California). We are holding photos that I gave to her from when I was her flower girl.