Dennis Schwerdtfeger, of Braham, formerly of Rochester, died on Friday, September 26, 2008 at his home in Braham. He was 66 years old.
A MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 10:30 AM on Saturday, October 4, 2008 at the People of Hope Lutheran Church in Rochester ~ 3703 Country Club Rd SW ~ Rochester, MN 55902~ (507) 280-9766. VISITATION will be one hour prior to the service at the church. INURNMENT will be in the Grandview Memorial Gardens Cemetery of Rochester, MN.
Dennis Eugene Schwerdtfeger, 66, of Braham, formerly of Rochester, died Friday (Sept. 26, 2008) from cancer.
Dennis was born on April 9, 1942, in Davenport, Iowa, to Eugene and Agnes Schwerdtfeger. At the age of 17 he enlisted in the Army, and was later involved in the Vietnam War. Dennis moved to California where he resided after his discharge from the service. In July of 1969, he married Mary Lou Hanson. They later moved to Elkton, Minnesota, and resided there for over 20 years. They later divorced. He then lived in Rochester until his retirement.
Dennis retired from Crenlo LLC in Rochester after 30 years of employment. In 2003, he moved to the Braham/Mora area where he spent time fishing on the many nearby lakes. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking, and spending time with family and friends. His friendly gesture of “have you had one of these lately” will be missed by many.
Survivors include two daughters, Stacy Tapp (Dale Kiehne) of Rochester; Stefani (Wade) Schultz of Braham, MN; one son, Michael (Michelle) Schwerdtfeger of Spirit Lake, Iowa; grandchildren, Courtney, Alicia, and Rayce Tapp; Larissa Heyer, Avery Nystel, and Grace Schultz; and Milada Chavez and Audrey Schwerdtfeger; mother, Agnes Schwerdtfeger of California; three sisters, Linda (Mike) Callecod of Indiana; Laura (Gary) Smuts of California, and Louise Gibson of California; two brothers, Patrick (Jana) Schwerdtfeger of California and Richard (Rhonda) Schwerdtfeger of Tennessee; nieces, nephews, and many friends. He was preceded in death by his father Eugene.
A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, October 4, 2008, at People of Hope ELCA in Rochester, 3703 Country Club Rd SW. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Inurnment will be in the Grandview Memorial Gardens.
Memorials can be sent to the church Friday until 5 and Saturday between 8 and 9:30. Sharing of memories and stories during service requested.