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“As everyone knows, Aunt Dorothy was a very special person.I always enjoyed visiting with her. She was fun to be with. She helped me get a summer job...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Steve Virnig - Granite Falls, MN

“Tom and Emilie and Family My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Aunt Dorothy was such an amazing strong woman. My Mom Mary Schwen Hennessey...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Ann Hennessey Genta - WA

“Tom and Emilie... My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Mom (Mary Schwen Hennessey)told many stories of Uncle Tom and Aunt...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Patti Hennessey Rochon - Seattle, WA

“Dear Tom and Emilie, I have such great memories of Tom and Dorothy coming to our home when we were kids and my Mom and Dad having so much fun...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Mary Jane Lindholm - Excelsior, MI

“My deepest sympathy to Dorothy's family. I worked with Dorothy for many year @ Telex (until her retirement). She was a very delightful lady and I...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Judy Harpestad - Wells, MN

“We will miss Dorothy and her friendship ”
6 of 15 | Posted by: Ron and Sandy Allen - Victoria, MN

“Tommy and Emilie, I will always remember the wonderful times we had with Dorothy and all of the laughs. She had the best laugh of anyone I know...Read More »
7 of 15 | Posted by: Monica Donovan Milbrandt - Eagan, MN

“COUSIN Tom, I was so glad when you brought aunt Dorothy to our cousin reunion several years ago. She was such a funny lady. She is with uncle Tom...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Joyce Day Altrich - Lake Crystal, MN

“Sympathy to all the family. Aunt Dorothy had a good life and never a shortage of stories! ”
9 of 15 | Posted by: Sherry & Jerry Asmus - Wells, MN

“Tom & Family Dorothy was the last member of my extended Blue Earth families. Always a smile and good wishes from her....Thinking of you, Carolyn...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Carolyn Simser Fischer - IA

“What a sweet lady. I have fond memories of Dorothy, Mary S. and Maxine around Maxine's kitchen table. Those ladies knew how to have a good laugh,...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Cheri Nesheim - Blue Earth, MN

“☀☆ â–“â–’â–‘ ♥ My Sympathy sent to all the Family! I Loved...Read More »
12 of 15 | Posted by: Val Ann Lane Hall - Blue Earth, MN

“Dear Tom and Emily, You and your family are in our prayers. We pay tribute to your mother's long life and to the superior family that she helped to...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Carl and Ginny Smith - IN

“Sorry to hear of Aunt Dorothy's passing. I hope to be there and visit with everyone. My condolences to the family Cousin Betty ”
14 of 15 | Posted by: Betty Nicholson - Arvada, CO

“Please accept my condolences on the loss of your mother, Dorothy. My mother, Marjorie Klopp Eiden, and your mom were the best of friends. They were...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Beverly Eiden Chicos - MN


DOROTHY SCHWEN, age 92, of Blue Earth, died Thursday, May 23, 2013, at Mapleton Community Home. Mass of Christine Burial will be held on Wednesday, May 29, 2013, at 11:00 AM, at SS Peter and Paul Catholic Church in Blue Earth, with Father Tim Biren officiating. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery, Blue Earth. Visitation time will be from 6:00 to 8:00 PM Tuesday, at Patton Funeral Home & Cremation Service, 400 E. 14th Street in Blue Earth. Web condolences may be left at www.pattonfh.com Dorothy Schwen, daughter of A.G. & Laura (Anderman) Muth was born November 14, 1920 in Fairmont. Dorothy grew up in Fairmont and graduated from Fairmont High School in 1938. She married Thomas R. Schwen on February 26, 1939, they lived in Blue Earth since then. Thomas died in 1986. Dorothy worked at the Blue Earth Valley Telephone Co. as an operator for more than 20 years prior to working at Telex Company for 20 years, retiring in 1989. She was a member of SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church, the Winona Council of Catholic Women and the Catholic Daughters or America. She was a volunteer for Meals on Wheels, Food Shelf, United Hospital coffee shop and Interfaith caregivers. Survivors include one son, Thomas (Emilie) Schwen of Bloomington, Indiana, six grandchildren: Michelle Moore, Jessica Aikin, Michael Towles-Schwen, Sarah Schwen, Melissa Ryan, Christine Schwen, twelve great grandchildren, sister-in-law, Maxine Virnig of Minneapolis and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, two daughters-Marilyn in 1940, Kathleen Moore in 1971 and two brothers, Robert & Walter Muth and three sisters: Alice Day, Lucille Thompson & Helen Hinrich.