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Dorothy Schwen, 92

May 31, 2013

Dorothy Schwen

Blue Earth Dorothy Schwen, age 92, of Blue Earth, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Mapleton Community Home.

Mass of Christian Burial was held May 29, 2013, at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth. The Rev. Tim Biren officiated. Burial was in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth. Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service was in charge of arrangements.

Dorothy Schwen, daughter of Aloysius and Laura (Anderman) Muth, was born Nov. 14, 1920, in Fairmont. Dorothy grew up in Fairmont and graduated from Fairmont High School in 1938. She married Thomas R. Schwen on Feb. 26, 1939, they lived in Blue Earth since then. Thomas died in 1986. Dorothy worked at the Blue Earth Valley Telephone Company as an operator for more than 20 years prior to working at Telex Company for 20 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, the Winona Council of Catholic Women and the Catholic Daughters of America.

She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Food Shelf, United Hospital coffee shop and Interfaith Caregivers.

Survivors include one son, Thomas (Emilie) Schwen, of Bloomington, Ind.; six grandchildren, Michelle Moore, Jessica Aikin, Michael Towles-Schwen, Sarah Schwen, Melissa Ryan, and Christine Schwen; 12 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Maxine Virnig, of Minneapolis; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two daughters, Marilyn, in 1940, and Kathleen Moore, in 1971; two brothers, Robert and Walter Muth; and three sisters, Alice Day, Lucille Thompson, and Helen?Hinrich.

Web condolences may be left at www.pattonfh.com