Aaron David Schwarzwalter

"On the morning of February 3, 2019, Aaron David Schwarzwalter rode off to the heavenly cutting arena in the sky. He was 91 years and 7 days old. He was the son of Walter and Christina (Spitzer) Schwarzwalter born on January 27, 1928 in Streeter, North Dakota. Aaron was a graduate of Streeter High School and Valley City Teacher's College. He taught high school math and athletics at his alma mater and also coached the girls' and boys' basketball teams. Aaron became a loyal Lakers fan from the time he took his boys team to see the then Minneapolis Lakers and then meeting the team in their locker room.

Aaron's career as a salesman began when he went to work for Standard Oil Co. becoming an award winning manager of a station in Fargo, North Dakota. There he met and married the love of his life, Ann Marie Dahl on October 26, 1956.

They moved to Fergus Falls, MN to work in Ann's family business, The Star Woolen Company that later became Double A Western Shop.

They moved to Solvang, CA in 1984 and opened up Santa Ynez Valley Trailers which later became known as All American Trailers. Aaron retired from there in 2018.

He was in the Rancheros Vistadores Mavericks Class of 1992, joining as a Senior Active. He fondly declared himself to be the most "active" Senior in RV! To prove this, he proceeded to win numerous horse competitions, the most prestigious, being “Senior One Man One Horse”. Aaron also loved to dance. It was said “he could dance a girl off her feet”.

Aaron was a Mason, a Shriner and a sixty-seven year member of the Elks,. He was also a member of the Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church, Vikings, AQHA, NCHA, PCCHA, Santa Barbara Trail Riders, Valley Penning Association and the Santa Ynez Valley Equestrian Center. He will always be remembered for his smile, the twinkle in his eye and the many new friendships he created with just a handshake.

He is survived by his wife of sixty-two years, Ann and his daughter Jane Schwarzwalter. Also surviving are nephews Wayne Schwarzwalter, Dean Schwarzwalter, Loren Schwarzwalter and Tim Dahl, nieces Susie Dahl, Maureen (Dave) Griffin and Joann (Brad) Smith. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Elton (Clarice) Schwarzwalter and Marvin (Lorena) Schwarzwalter. Services will be held on March 2, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Santa Ynez Valley Presbyterian Church. In lieu of flowers, Aaron requested donations to Elks for their "Purple Pig" Major Project, Shriner's Hospitals or Vikings in his behalf."

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