HARDING -- Dorothy H. Skwira, age 75, a resident of Harding, Minn., passed away Friday, April 16, 2004, at her home.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding, Minn., with Father Roger Thoennes officiating. Burial will be at Holy Cross Parish Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-8:30 p.m. on Monday, April 19, 2004, at the Brenny Funeral Home in Pierz, Minn.
Dorothy was born on Sept. 18, 1928, in Flint, Mich., to Edward and Helen (Deering) Simrau. Her family moved to the Freedhem area in 1946. In August 1947, Dorothy married Jerome Skwira at Holy Cross Catholic Church in Harding, Minn. They farmed in the Harding area for 35 years. She also worked at Harding Liquors. She became a certified nursing assistant at St. Mary's Villa where she worked for 16 years before she retired.
Survived by her son, David Skwira (Sharon) of Harding; daughters Linda Smith (Bernard) of Blaine, Judy Voelker (Dennis) of Lakewood, Colo., and Teresa Thesing (Leonard) of Harding; grandchildren, Mark and Jeff Voelker, Chad, Eric and Tracy Thesing and Ryan and Jeremy Skwira; great-grandchildren, Bailey, Braden and Abby.
Preceded in death by her husband, Jerome, son Daniel, her parents, brother Robert and granddaughters, Ashley, Jennifer and Ann Thesing.
Brainerd Dispatch ©2013. All Rights Reserved.