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Elaine Swart

September 28, 1926 September 25, 2012
Elaine Swart
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Obituary for Elaine Swart

Slayton, MN

     Elaine Swart, 85, was born on September 28, 1926, in Dovray, MN, the daughter of Clarence and Ruth (Norstegard) Cohrs. She married Nicholas Swart on May 20, 1947, in Slayton, MN. Elaine worked at many establishments as a waitress with the last being the Royal Supper Club in Slayton. She was a long time member of Christ Lutheran Church in Slayton, Quilting Club and VFW Auxiliary member. She enjoyed crocheting, making lefse, salmon fishing, traveling to Hawaii to see her daughter and whale watching while there, playing cards, walking and spending time with family and friends. Elaine died on Tuesday, September 25, 2012, at the Good Samaritan Home in Pipestone, MN.
     Elaine is survived by children, Byron (Cindy) Swart, Worthington, MN; Pam (Dick) Telkamp, Hoffman, MN; Deborah (Michael) Schreier, Avoca, MN; John Swart, Slayton, MN and Gloria (Jonathan) Kauffman, Lahaina, HI; brother, Francis (Beverly) Cohrs, Westbrook, MN; aunt, Ida Carlson, Westbrook, MN; sister-in-law, Doris Cohrs, Westbrook, MN; nine grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; three great great grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Nick; parents, Clarence and Ruth; brother, Donald Cohrs and a great grandson.
     Funeral services will be held on Friday, September 28, 2012, at 11:00 a.m., at the Christ of Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN, with Pastor Ted Kunze officiating. Burial will be in Memory Gardens of Slayton, MN.

Visitation will be held on Thursday, September 27, 2012, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., and on Friday, September 28, 2012, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., both at the Christ of Lutheran Church in Slayton, MN.

Arrangements are with Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.

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