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Harriet Schwenk

January 1, 1918 — April 12, 2016

Harriet C. Schwenk, 98, formerly of Tioga St, died April 12, 2016, at Edgewood Vista. Harriet was born on January 1, 1918 in Elk Lake Twp, Grant County, MN to Alfred and Elizabeth Youngberg. In her younger years, she worked for a bakery in Lakeside, cleaned houses, house sat, dog sitting and dog walking. Harriet lived in the Lester Park Neighborhood all of her adult life. She was a charter member of Faith Lutheran Church, where she was very active in many groups. She loved fishing, you could find her most morning's at the mouth of the Lester River on Harriet's Rock or Brighton Beach casting for the catch of the day. She was an avid walker, she would walk to Super One everyday to get her baking supplies. She was known for her famous bread and cookies. She had friends of all ages, always making friends where ever she went. She took pride in her gardening, growing flowers and plants inside and outside. Harriet was a practical joker, always razzing someone. She will be greatly missed by everyone who had the pleasure of meeting her. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, George and a daughter, Donna Kwapick; her siblings, Eleanor Woodke, Warren Youngberg, Ray Youngberg, Russ Youngberg, twin brother Harry Youngberg and Alice Gust. She is survived by her sons, Donald Schwenk of Federal Way, WA and Jerry (Helen) Schwenk of Kennewick, WA; six grandchildren, Jim (Mary Ann) Kwapick of Duluth, Debbie (Ken) Taylor of Twig, MN, David (Laura) Schwenk of WA, Jaime (Myong) Kim of FL, Christopher Schwenk of MT, and Jennie (Rocky) Osborne of WA; 11 great-grandchildren and 4 great-great-grandchildren. Harriet's family would like to thank Dr Ann Skadberg at the Essentia Health Lakeside Clinic, the Essentia Hospice staff and all the staff at Edgewood Vista, for the loving care they provided. Visitation 11 a.m. until the 12 noon memorial service Saturday, June 4, 2016 in the Lutheran Church of The Good Shepherd, 1325 North 45th Ave East. Chaplain Craig Carlson officiating. Memorials to the American Cancer Society or CHUM would be appreciated.


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