LaVonne Schwier, 82, of Wykoff

LaVonne “Pat” Schwier, 82, of Wykoff died Aug. 23, 2019, at her home in Wykoff surrounded by her family.

LaVonne Patricia Witt was born to William and Audrey (Eastman) Witt on Sept. 30, 1936, in Dodge Center. She graduated from Dodge Center High School and Winona Teachers College where she received her teaching degree in elementary education. She was a teacher in the Wykoff and Spring Valley school districts for over 20 years. She was president of the Fillmore County Porkettes, president of the MAFIC Ladies Auxiliary and also served on the St. John’s Church Council and the Wykoff School Board. 

On June 10, 1961, she married Duane Schwier and they had 58 wonderful years together. They enjoyed traveling and visited Europe three times. For the last 19 years, she and her husband spent their winters at their second home in McAllen, Texas, where they enjoyed playing cards with friends.

She is survived by her husband, Duane of Wykoff; three children, Robert (Kristin) Schwier of Fountain, Cindy (Tim) Austin of Wykoff and Scott (Monica) Schwier of Fountain; five grandchildren, Jordan (Jess) Austin, Kelsey (Steven) Larsen, Kaitlyn (Dylan) Steichen, Bailee Schwier, Dalton Schwier and Amanda Schwier; three stepgrandchildren, Clay (Julia) Fishbaugher, Alex (Audrey) Fishbaugher and Emily Fishbaugher; one great-granddaughter, Lydia Austin; one stepgreat-granddaughter, Lia Fishbaugher, and one stepgreat-grandson, Lane Fishbaugher. She is also survived by one brother, Tom (Diane) Witt; two sisters, Sandy Carroll and Nancy Kaasa; and three sisters-in-law, Delores Witt, Adie Milne and Joy (Hal) Rattray.

She was preceded in death by her parents and her in-laws, Walter and Anna Schwier; one brother, James Witt; and one great-grandson, Drew Austin.

A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday Aug. 28, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Wykoff with the Rev Michael Harman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 27, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Wykoff.

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