2022ObituariesKarin Else Angelika Swartz

January 26, 2022by SealeUser4
Swartz, Karin

April 7, 1941 – January 24, 2022

Karin Else Angelika Zoell Swartz, a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend age 80 of Palm Bay Florida passed away with her family at her side on January 24, 2022 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana after a brief illness.  Karin was born in Petersberg, Germany on April 7, 1941 to Fritz and Marie Zoell. She was married in Germany to Robert D Swartz Sr on January 7, 1961. She was a supportive military wife that included many assignments. She was employed as a Quality Control Inspector at Harris Corporation in Palm Bay Florida for many years. After leaving Harris, she was a successful antique dealer and entrepreneur. Karin was an avid gardner and loved flowers. Karin also loved the beach in her beloved home state of Florida. Karin is survived by her daughter Lt Col Laura Reitz USAF Ret., her son Robert D Swartz Jr., and daughter Maj Sandra Beninate USAF Ret., Karin is also survived by seven grandchildren, Shannon Rey, Brittany Reitz, Jesse Reitz, Zeph Beninate, Brody Beninate, Lorend Swartz, and Brooklyn Swartz, one great grandchild Cadence Rey and sister Inge Dittmar. She is also survived by pets Tebeaux, a spoiled labradoodle and Louis a feisty frenchie.  Karin is preceded in death by her husband CW3 Robert D Swartz Sr. USA Ret., her parents, Fritz and Marie Zoell, and brother Dieter Zoell. Memorial Service will be Saturday January 29, 2022 from 5pm-8pm at Seale Funeral Home in Denham Springs, Louisiana. Burial will take place at Arlington National Cemetery at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to www.woundedwarrior.org in Karin’s name.




  • Sarah Dittmar

    January 31, 2022 at 4:22 pm

    Our deepest condolences!
    We are sad that our favorite auntie now joined our dearest (great)grandparents and her husband.
    She was an outstanding woman! Beautiful, strong and generous! Family was everything to her!
    She‘ll live on in our precious memories. We are all thankful for the time we got to spend with her.
    Our thoughts are with her beloved family!
    We love and miss you!

    Roland, Susanne and Kim
    Luca and Samuel
    Reinhard, Sarah and Liam


  • Annette Broschke

    January 28, 2022 at 7:52 am

    When the moment has come to say goodbye, one can hardly find words. You ask yourself, was it the best you could give? Karin will always remain in our memories. We are incredibly sad. We wish everyone strength to cope with the loss of beloved Karin.

    Inge, Annette, Winfried and Markus


  • Kathy Adams

    January 28, 2022 at 4:33 am

    Deepest condolences to Karin’s friends and loved ones. Bob, and my husband, Richard, worked together at PBPD for several years in the investigative unit. Bob was a mentor of Richard’s, both being Veterans. I’m saddened to learn of her passing, but have faith that she is now with Bob and Richard to join in whatever debate they have going on. May memories sustain you during this difficult time.


  • John Rom

    January 28, 2022 at 2:12 am

    I met Karin thru her daughter, Sandra and her son Robert. She had a beautiful smile,great personality, and fun to be with. She alwaysmade me feel part of the family. I will miss her. My thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends.


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