Alma E. Schwering -- Dodge Center

DODGE CENTER -- A funeral Mass for Alma E. Schwering will be 11 a.m. Monday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in LeRoy, with the Rev. Russell Scepaniak officiating. Burial will be in Riverside Cemetery in Dodge Center.

Mrs. Schwering, 92, of Ostrander, formerly of Dodge Center and Hayfield, died Wednesday (Sept. 4, 2002) at Ostrander Nursing Home.

Alma Elizabeth Schroer was born Aug. 18, 1910, in Millhousen, Ind., and attended country schools through the eighth grade. On Dec. 29, 1932, she married William Schwering in Duncombe, Iowa. They farmed in the Duncombe area for 25 years, then near Havelock, Iowa, for three years before moving to a farm near Dodge Center in 1959. They continued to live on the farm after retiring in 1969. While in Havelock, Mrs. Schwering was a rehabilitation assistant at the nursing home in Laurens, Iowa, and later held that position at Fairview Nursing Home in Dodge Center. After her husband's death in 1997, she moved to Hayfield and lived there until entering the nursing home about three years ago. She was a member of Hayfield Senior Citizens, the Legion of Mary, St. John's Catholic Church and its Altar Society in Dodge Center, and Ashland Township Ladies Club.

Survivors include three daughters, Jean Kramer of Missoula, Mont., Joyce (Clarence) Arndorfer of LeRoy and Terri (Mike) Blanchard of Spring Valley; a son, Joe (Marilyn) of Claremont; 25 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; and a great-great-granddaughter. She was preceded in death by three daughters, a son, five grandchildren and three sisters.

Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday at Hindt-Hutchins Funeral Home in LeRoy and an hour before the service Monday at the church. The rosary will be recited at 6:30 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.

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