Dorothy 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.