Fredolin R. SchwadeNovember 24, 1919 ~ May 23, 2017 (age 97)
Fredolin R. “Lynn” Schwade, 97, of Cresco, Iowa, died on May 23, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah, IA.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, May 26, 2017 at Notre Dame Parish in Cresco. Father Dennis Cain of Notre Dame Parish will be officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:30-7:00 p.m. on Thursday, May 25, 2017 at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco, and continue 1 hour prior to the service at the church Friday. Burial will follow the funeral service at Calvary Cemetery in Cresco.
Fredolin “Lynn” Schwade was born November 24, 1919, son of William and Ludmilla (Taylor) Schwade near Fort Atkinson, IA. At the age of 22, Lynn was drafted in to the United States Army on January 31, 1942 at the beginning of World War II. For 3 years he served as Military Policeman then was transferred to combat duty. During combat duty he was stationed in France and Germany, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. While in service Lynn received 7 medals. Lynn was honorably discharged December of 1945. After the service Lynn worked for Winneshiek County Road Maintenance for 2 years before beginning to farm in 1948. On April 27, 1949, Lynn married Dolores Barloon at Assumption Catholic Church in Little Turkey, IA. Together they rented a farm near Fort Atkinson for 7 years before buying their farm near Ridgeway, IA. Lynn was a proud member of the American Legion for 70 years and VFW. He was a member of St. Wenceslaus Church in Spillville when he was younger and currently had been a member of Notre Dame Parish. Throughout his life he served on many agricultural and community boards. Lynn had a great sense of humor, liked polka music, playing cards, and going for rides to look at the growing crops. He loved his children and grandchildren and the families they were raising. Above all things in his life Lynn was dedicated to his wife Dolores of 68 years. They were a prime example of what love and devotion should be.
Lynn is survived by his wife Dolores of Cresco, son Richard “Dick” (Julie) of Spring Valley, MN and their children Robin (George) Osterhus, and Rhonda Johnson, step children Jay (special friend Vicki) Ruud, Jamie (Ray) Niewoehner, and Jarett (Kari) Ruud, son Dale (Jeanine) of Lime Springs and their children Marcia (Justin) DeVore, and Dean (Libby) Schwade, and son Robert “Bob” (Linda) of Lime Springs, great grandchildren Nick, Preston, and Shay Osterhus, Skylar, Alexis, and Tavja Johnson, Hannah and Jonah DeVore, and Brooke, Kate, and Meg Schwade, his brother Ermin Schwade, and sisters Mildred Riehle, Doris (Leonard) Macal, and Rita Kuehner, sister-in-law Alice Barloon.
He is preceded in death by his parents William and Ludmilla, mother and father-in-law Frank and Anna Barloon, his sister Lauretta (Paul) Barta, brother Eugene (Joan) Schwade, sisters-in-law Mary Schwade and Helen (Herb) Wenthold, and brothers-in-law Raymond Riehle, Leonard Kuehner, Edward (Mary) Barloon, Arnold Barloon, and Joe Barloon.