Funeral service for Mary Ann Swalve was held Monday, Oct. 8, at the Martin-Mattice Funeral Home in Emmetsburg. Pastor Lori Westfall officiated.
Burial was in Evergreen Cemetery Emmetsburg.
Mary Ann Swalve, daughter of John and Evelyn (Meng) Cullen, was born Aug. 4, 1953, in Emmetsburg. She attended school in Emmetsburg, completing her G.E.D. at Iowa Lakes Community College.
Mary Ann was united in marriage to Laurance Swalve in 1971. To this union four sons were born. Mary Ann also raised her three nephews, along with her boys. Mary Ann had a day care in her home for many years and later was employed in the housekeeping department, at the Super 8 in Emmetsburg.
Mary Ann was a member of the United Lutheran Church in Ringsted.
Mary Ann passed away on Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, at Mercy Medical Center in Mason City, at the age of 59.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a nephew, Simon Simonson.
She is survived by her children, John (Dallas) Swalve of Cylinder, Rick (Tracy) Swalve of Emmetsburg, Joe Swalve of Ringsted, Andy Swalve of Emmetsburg, Jacob Cole of Emmetsburg, Jamison Cole of Whittemore and Zachary Zeman of Emmetsburg; their father, Laurance Swalve; her grandchildren, PVFC Ervin (Courtney) Bochmann, Amber Swalve, LCTL Justin (Kelsey) Hotchkiss; and Jessica Swalve; a sister, Nancy Simonson; and two nieces.
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