Pastor David Lee (Brother Dave) Schawo 1948-2018

Pastor David Lee (Brother Dave) Schawo

Brother Dave Schawo lifetime of ministry ended at the age of 69 in Fayette, MO, on May 12, 2018.
He was born Oct. 8, 1948, in Kansas City, MO, to James Harold and Mildred Schawo.
The family moved to Polo, MO, where he completed high school. From there he was on to the Southwest Baptist college in Bolivar, MO, where he earned his Bachelor’s Degree. His ministry took him to Edmondson, LaMont, Bourbon, Hannibal, Columbia (all in Missouri) and ended at Moniteau Chapel in Howard County, MO.
He is survived by his wife of 25 years, Nancy Schawo, four sons and one daughter: Kevin (Michelle) Schawo; Keith (Megan) Schawo, both of Columbia; Kris Schawo of Springfield; Andrew Ott of Yulee, Fla.; Carley (Rodolfo “Carlos”) Copto of Kansas City, MO. He is also survived by seven grandchildren, Luke Schawo, Kate Schawo, Courtney Blount, Tori Copto, Audra Copto, Atlas Ott and Arden Ott. Surviving siblings: Don (Jan) Schawo of Warrensburg; Pat Curtner of Columbia and by numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by one son, Mark David Schawo, one sister, Sue Clarke, and his parents.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Mary 18, 2018 at Moniteau Chapel, 2714 State Route W, Fayette, MO.
There will be a private family celebration officiated by James Rawlings.
The family is requesting any doantions to be made to Moniteau Chapel.


  1. Calene Cooper on May 15, 2018 at 6:17 pm

    So sorry to hear of your loss. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  2. Terry Farmer on May 15, 2018 at 8:03 pm

    Nancy and family,
    Please know that you all are in our thoughts at this sad time.
    Terry and Darlene

  3. Jacci Kelly on May 15, 2018 at 9:24 pm

    Nancy , So sorry to hear of your loss. My hugs and prayers are coming your way . What a wonderful guy Dave was.. I am so happy you found each other. Jacci

  4. Jeanne Jones on May 16, 2018 at 10:14 am

    Sorry for your loss. Sending love and prayers to you and your family .

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