Schwarzkopf attended elementary grades in Lake View, and was a graduate of St. Bernard High School in Breda. He attended Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. in 1965, but soon enlisted in the US Army in 1965.
Schwarzkopf worked as a sports writer for the 'USACOM Chronicle' when he served with the U.S.Army in Germany from 1965 to 1968. He later worked as a sports writer and general assignment reporter for a 21,000-circulation newspaper published by the Seventh Army Support Command. He also served as civilian editor for the 'Alpinist' newspaper published by the United States Army School in Oberammergau, Germany, for 2½ years.Upon returning to the USA, he earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Portland, Ore. in 1977 and then moved back to Lake View, where he remained since 1980.
His survivors include two children, Phillip S. Schwarzkopf and wife Christin (Zipser) of Spartanburg, S.C. and daughter, Amy C. Schwarzkopf of Seattle, Wash.; and one grandchild, Sophia A. Schwarzkopf; and three siblings, Lynne A. Schwarzkopf of Riverside, Calif., John B. Schwarzkopf and wife (Cynthia Griffin) of Royse City, Texas, and Paul L. Schwarzkopf and partner, Kathleen Forezi of Carroll; four nephews; and one niece; two grand -nephews and two grand-nieces.
Mark Schwarzkopf was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard J. and Rita Anne Reising/Schwarzkopf, and two brothers, David L. Schwarzkopf and Dr. Steven Bernard Schwarzkopf, M.D.
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