D. Swetz webDorothy L. (Gilbert) Swetz, of Knife Lake, north of Mora, passed away on Friday, Aug. 27,2010. She was 69 years old.

She is survived by her husband, Robert Sr.; children, Gwen & Ron Dietrich, Bobby& Nunu Swetz, Greg & Michelle Swetz, and Monty & Brenda Nelson; several grandchildren; one great-grandson; brothers, Dick & Connie Gilbert and Don & Barb Gilbert; sister, Norma & Jon Johnson; nieces, nephews and other relatives.

No services will be held. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Kanabec County History Center, 805 Forest Ave., Mora, MN 55051.

Dorothy Louise Swetz was born on January 5, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Philip and Marian Gilbert. She grew up in Fridley, the second of 4 siblings. Dorothy was in the first class that graduated from Fridley High School in 1959. She married Bob Swetz on February 18, 1966 and raised their four children in Fridley. She was an active member in the Fridley Lions, taught quilting and cooking classes. Bob and Dorothy moved to Mora in 1996 where she was a researcher at the Kanabec History Center, and enjoyed fishing, roller blades and kayaking.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Dorothy is survived by her husband Robert Swetz Sr. of Mora; brothers Dick (Connie) Gilbert, Don (Barb) Gilbert, sister Norma (Jon) Johnson; children Gwen (Ron) Dietrich, Bobby (Nunu) Swetz, Greg (Michelle) Swetz and Monty (Brenda) Nelson; several grandchildren; one great-grandson; nieces and nephews.

Dorothy requested that no service be held.

5 guestbook entries for DOROTHY L. SWETZ

  1. Anita "Snukie" Olson August 30, 2010 at 10:45 pm #

    Sorry to read of her passing.. I know she wasn’t feeling up to par at our reunion last year.. My sympathy to you ALL…

  2. Chuck Maas August 31, 2010 at 7:30 am #

    So sorry to hear of Dorothy’s passing. I have so many fond memories of growing up with her in our early years in Fridley. I feel really honered to have been a part of her life during those years.

  3. Della Streeter (Shivers) August 31, 2010 at 8:01 am #

    I went to school with Dody in Fridley, and was very much saddened to learn she had passed. I last saw her at the 50 year high school reunion. I will always remember her contagious laugh and her love of life.

    You all will be in my thoughts and prayers during this very difficult time.

  4. Wayne Dawson August 31, 2010 at 10:56 am #

    Sorry to hear about losing Dorothy. From the old school days she was always the life of the party. I miss her & remember her, yet hardly new her which saddens me. I wish her family the best.

  5. Carolyn Berglund Schmid September 4, 2010 at 4:50 pm #

    Dorothy and I grew up in the same neighborhood and were in the same class from first grade, right into our senior year. As children, we spent a lot of time together. So sorry to see she is no longer with us. She was a fun person.

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