Theresa Schwan

Theresa Schwan, 96, of Harvey, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Heart of America Medical Center Nursing Home in Rugby.

Her funeral mass will be Wednesday, March 6, 2013, at 10:30 a.m., in St. Cecilia Catholic Church, Harvey. Visitation will be today, March 5, from 2 to 7 p.m. with rosary services today at 7 p.m., both at Hertz Funeral Home, Harvey. Burial will be in the church cemetery.

Theresa was born April 29, 1916, to Joseph and Caroline (Lesmeister) Grad, on the family farm south of Balta. She grew up and attended school in the Balta area. She married John Schwan on July 2, 1934, at Selz. They purchased a farm in 1944 near Balta. In 1973 they retired and moved to Harvey. John died in 1994 and Theresa sold her home and moved into an apartment in Harvey. She continued to live in the apartment until moving to the St. Aloisius Nursing Home in Harvey in March 2012. Theresa then moved to the Haaland Estates in Rugby in October 2012.

Theresa was a member of the St. Cecilia Catholic Church and its Altar Society, and the Catholic Daughters of America, all of Harvey. Theresa was also a member of the Christian Mothers in Orrin and a former member of the Hillside Homemakers.

Theresa enjoyed gardening, flowers, crafting, quilting, and embroidery. Theresa was a caregiver to many people. She also was an active farm wife and made the best homemade meals.

Theresa is survived by: one son, Archie (Lorraine) Schwan, of Rugby; three daughters, Delores Voeller, of Great Falls, Mont., Beatrice Plott, of Salina, Kan., Linda (Larry) Hannemen, of Surrey; nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one stepgrandchild; one stepgreat-grandchild; sister, Betty (Gilbert) Rudnick, of Anamoose; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Theresa was preceded in death by her parents; husband, John; sisters, Lena P. Hager and Rose Axtman; brothers, Louie Grad, Phillip Grad, Walter Grad, Edward Grad, Nick Grad and Leo Grad; two sons-in-law, Lyle Plott and Edward Voeller; one grandson, Kevin Plott; and one granddaughter, Dawn Hanneman.