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Virginia Schwartzkopf

Virginia Schwartzkopf

Mrs. Virginia Schwartzkopf of Nashville, IL, departed this life at Friendship Manor Healthcare Center in Nashville, IL on Thursday, December 17, 2020 at 12:50 AM.  She had attained the age of 88 years, 11 months and 22 days.

Mrs. Schwartzkopf was born on December 26, 1931 in St. Louis, MO the daughter of Max and Isabelle Ryterski.  She was united in marriage to James W. Schwartzkopf, Sr. on April 3, 1948 in St. Louis, MO, and he preceded her in death on June 21, 2007.

Virginia worked many years for Kroger and as a school bus driver for Schmale Bus Service in Nashville, IL.  She loved to quilt, play bingo, dance, garden and enjoyed vacationing with her grandkids.  She was a member of St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville where she was involved with the St. Ann Altar Ladies’ Sodlaity.

Left to mourn her passing is her three sons, James Schwartzkopf and his wife Cindy, Raymond Schwartzkopf and wife Pamala and Cory Schwartzkopf and wife Susan all of Nashville, IL, daughter, Shirley Schwartzkopf Lueker and husband Tom of Mt. Sterling, KY, sister, Joan Liszewski of Nashville, IL, 10 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren, James (Billie) Schwartzkopf of Collinsville, IL; Jennifer Szabelski of Nashville and children, Emily Schwartzkopf of Broken Arrow, OK, Jakob Szabelski of Ashley, IL and Charlie Szabelski of Nashville, IL; Kristie (Barry) Karch of Mt. Vernon, IL and daughter Emily stationed in Germany; Katie (Adam) Kellerman and daughters, Grace and Ellie of Chicago, IL; Nicholas Schwartzkopf and daughter Norah of Nashville, IL; Allis and Cory Oliver Schwartzkopf of Nashville, IL; Tricia Lueker and sons Nolan and Kyler Lueker Rich of Carterville, IL; T.J. (Erin) Lueker and son Easton of Mt. Sterling, KY; Dustin (Melissa) Lueker and children James and Molly of Mt. Sterling, KY; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

Due to Covid-19 health concerns, a private Mass of Christian Burial will be held at the St. Ann Catholic Church in Nashville, IL on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 with Fr. Andy Knopik officiating.  Interment will follow in the old St. Ann Cemetery.

Should friends desire, mass offerings or memorials can be made to the St. Ann Catholic Church or St. Ann Catholic School and will be accepted by the Campagna Funeral Home, who is assisting the family with arrangements.

Online expressions of sympathy can be made at

1 Comment

  1. Anonymous on December 22, 2020 at 5:52 pm

    She was the best bus driver ever❤️ she always made me feel safe as a kid. Warm, good memories of Virginia…she would recognize me and talk to me every time I saw her in town. My deepest sympathy and prayers to the family 💕

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