Charles Schwaab


Reverend Charles M. Schwaab, 86, died Wednesday, February 19, 2020 at Mercy Hospital in St. Louis, MO. Born August 10, 1933 in Alton, he was the son of Charles W. and Helen (Crause) Schwaab. He served in the U.S. Army and was active with the Salvation Army and the Colonial Fife & Drum Corps. Reverend Schwaab was a Methodist minister serving in churches in Elsah, Hartford and Grace United Methodist Church in Alton. On June 10, 1955 he married Marjorie E. Barnett at Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton. She survives. Also surviving is a daughter, Dawn Seehausen (Bob) of Fenton, MO, a son, Charles “Monty” Jr. (Rebecca) of Alton, five grandchildren, Alexis Hoeft, Andrew Seehausen, Nick Seehausen, Charlie Schwaab, and Christal Schwaab, six great grandchildren, and a sister, Francis Winfree (Frank) of Kansas City, MO. Along with his parents he was preceded in death by a sister. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until time of memorial service at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 29, 2020 at Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton. Memorials may be made to Main Street United Methodist Church in Alton. Gent Funeral Home in Alton is in charge of arrangements. Online guestbook and information may be found at