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Frank W. Schwerin, 81

Frank W. Schwerin, age 81, of Robbinsdale, formerly of Delano, passed away Wednesday, Nov. 5, 2014, at his home.

Funeral services will take place Monday, Nov. 10 at 11 a.m. at Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 4240 Gettysburg Ave. N., New Hope.

There was visitation Sunday, Nov. 9 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Iten Funeral Home, Delano; and visitation will continue Monday from 10 to 11 a.m., at the church, prior to the service. Interment with military honors will take place in Cassel Cemetery, Delano.

Arrangements are being handled by the Iten Funeral Home, Delano.

Frank was born Sept. 14, 1933, in Minneapolis, to Marvin and Erna (Hermann) Schwerin.

He grew up on a farm in the Montrose area, graduated from Delano High School in 1951, and attended Dunwoody Institute.

Frank enlisted in the US Navy and served during the Korean War. He was honorably discharged January 1957, with a rank of IC1.

Frank was united in marriage to Joanne Henkel June 25, 1960, in Giese, MN.

He worked for Western Electric, Nortronics, and retired from T.L. Systems.

Frank was a woodworker par excellence and an avid fisherman.

He was an active, faithful member of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hope.

A key element of his retirement was his desire to find shipmates on the Internet, inviting them to attend and be a part of reunions for the USS Robinson DD-562 and the USS Sierra AD-18 over the years.

Frank was preceded in death by his parents; and son Paul.

He is survived by his wife, Joanne; and daughters Jeri Schwerin and Carolyn (Jay) Luehmann.

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