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Ethan William “Cowboy” Enyart, 22, of Van Wert, Ohio, passed away Saturday afternoon at Riverside Hospital, in Columbus,Ohio.
He was a senior accounting major at Ohio State University.
He was born November 19, 1989, in Coldwater, Ohio, and is survived by his parents, Lionel F. (Lisa VanWynsberghe) Enyart of Van Wert; and Keri J. (Lou) Schwaller,of Monroe.
Ethan was a 2008 graduate of Van Wert High School and attended Trinity United Methodist Church, where he was active in the youth group.
He had been a member of the Van Wert 4-H Young Riders Horse Club and had served as advisor to the Horse Club and the Jr. Leaders 4-H Club.
He had also served as an associate trustee of the Van Wert Historical Society. He enjoyed line dancing, rodeo and had been umpire for the Ohio City Youth Activities for several years.
In addition to finishing his last year at OSU, Ethan was working as a manager for Student Painters in Columbus, and worked at Rod’s Western Ware and for The Ohio State University.
Survivors include four brothers, Pvt. Jacob L. Enyart,of Van Wert; Branden L. Enyart,of Van Wert; Dallas Schwalle, of Monroe, and Gabriel L. Schwaller,of Monroe; two sisters, Lexi “Sissy” Schwaller of Monroe and Elise Hollon of Alger, Ohio; his maternal grandfather, Larry Fullhart of Kokomo; paternal grandparents Bill and Patty Enyart of Portland; and stepgrandparents Jeanne and David Zeigler,of Van Wert; and Abe and Donna VanWynsberghe of Summerton, S.C.
He was preceded in death by a sister, Athena Sunshine Couch, and step-randfather Wilbur Schwaller.
Calling hours are Wednesday 2 – 8 p.m. The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m., Thursday, March 1, at Cowan and Son Funeral Home, Van Wert.
Burial will follow in Ohio City Woodlawn Cemetery.
Preferred memorials are to the Van Wert 4-H Horse Program.