We at TMFree offer our sincerest condolences to the family of Fred and Janet Swartz on the recent loss of their grown son.
Fred Swartz has been a fixture in Fairfield Iowa for several decades. As a CPA and good friend, Fred helped many Fairfield families through the financial vicissitudes experienced by many TMers. Fred was the kind CPA who helped my (ex)husband and me through an Iowa bankruptcy many years ago, and helped us through several failed business ventures while we lived in Fairfield. Fred is known to all for his kind consideration, and realistic financial guidance.
Janet has been a community force of support, generously providing social support and volunteer efforts within the community.
One of my Fairfield friends said, "Fred held my hand through uncountable number of financial challenges. Janet was also the giving community member. They are rock solid members of our core community, a good caring family."
John Knapp attended TM Teacher Training with Fred.
We were young parents together, our children born in Fairfield.
Their grown son, Daniel Isaac Swartz, took his own life on May 25, 2010.
The value of community is heightened at times of tragedy. Daniel's memorial service is today, as posted in the Fairfield Ledger.
As painful mourning and self questioning ensues, we send our deepest condolences and support.
For those who knew the Swartz family, you may send cards or donations to a memorial fund, per Fairfield Ledger's obituary, linked below.
The Fairfield Ledger, May 28, 2010, online obituary for Daniel Issac Swartz