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Muriel Schwerin, 85

Muriel Marlene Schwerin, age 85, of Delano, MN, passed away Friday, Nov. 12, 2021.

A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 19 at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Delano.

Visitation was from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18 and Friday from 10 to 11 a.m., all at the church.

Interment will be in the East Mount Olive Cemetery in Delano.

In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred.

Arrangements are by the Iten Funeral Home of Delano.

She was born June 3, 1936, in Montrose, to Arthur and Lydia (Topel) Wandersee.

She was baptized and confirmed at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Delano.

Muriel was a 1954 graduate of Delano High School. She was united in marriage to Gerald Schwerin Nov. 17, 1954, at Mount Olive Lutheran Church in Delano.

Muriel was a lifelong, active member of Mount Olive Lutheran Church. She sang in the church choir, was a member of the women’s club, and cooked at the Mount Olive School.

Muriel volunteered at the Wise Penny Thrift Store for 30 years. She also worked at the Long Lake Nursing Home and for a short time, owned and operated while cooking at BoDos Café in Delano.

Muriel enjoyed spending time at the lake cabin with family. She also enjoyed reading her bird and garden books, volunteering, flowers (especially violets), watching high school girls and boys basketball, Minnesota Twins baseball, skating, coloring pictures, and needlepoint.

Muriel was preceded in death by her husband of 40 years, Gerald; infant daughter, Lynn Marie; parents, Arthur and Lydia Wandersee; infant sister, Mary Wandersee; and sister, Janice (Andy) Beckstrand.

She is survived by her children, Carolyn Ebbe, Roxanne (Mike) Hoppe, Randy (Gretchen) Schwerin, Dale (Linda) Schwerin, Dean Schwerin; 11 grandchildren, Laura (Keith) Browning, Chad (Jaclyn) Hoppe, Christopher (Tasha) Hoppe, Craig Hoppe, Chantelle (Eric) Gieseke, Courtney (Michael) Hoppe, Crystal Hoppe, Matthew (Dorinda) Schwerin, Ashley (Brad) Roepke, Tina (Tracy) Vetruba, Jason Hinkemeyer, Ryan Schwerin (Kristin); 26 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Cheryl Wandersee; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

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