LaVonne “Pat” Schwier, age 82, of Wykoff, passed away August 23, 2019, at her home in Wykoff, surrounded by her family.
LaVonne Patricia “Pat” Witt was born to William and Audrey (Eastman) Witt on September 30, 1936, in Dodge Center, Minn. 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 Auxillary and also served on the St. Johns 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, Pat and Duane spent their winters at their second home in McAllen, Tex., where they enjoyed playing cards with friends.
Pat is survived by her husband Duane Schwier 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 step grandchildren: Clay (Julia) Fishbaugher, Alex (Audrey) Fishbaugher and Emily Fishbaugher; one great-granddaughter, Lydia Austin; one step great-granddaughter, Lia Fishbaugher; and one step great-grandson, Lane Fishbaugher. Pat is also survived by one brother, Tom (Diane) Witt and two sisters, Sandy Carroll and Nancy Kaasa. Also 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.
Memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Wednesday, August 28, 2019, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Wykoff, with Rev. Michael Harman officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, August 27, 2019, at St. Johns Lutheran Church in Wykoff.
Condolences may be left at www.HindtHudekfuneralhomes.com.