Velma Elizabeth Schwebach, surrounded by family, quietly passed away Monday, April 20th. Her Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 23, 2015 in St. Mary Catholic Church. Visitation with family present will be on Wednesday, April 22, 2015 from 12:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. with a Catholic Daughters Rosary at 3:00 p.m. at Kahler Funeral Home. Visitation will resume in St. Mary Catholic Church at 4:00 p.m. with the Christian Wake Service beginning at 5:00 p.m. Condolences may be left at www.kahlerfh.com.
Velma embodied the spirit of Dell Rapids with her service to others, commitment to family, community, and a faith and a drive to find the best in herself and others.
Born in Norfolk, Virginia on September 15, 1925. The only child born to Roy and Lillian Simpson. Velma spent her early years in Norfolk, Virginia and San Diego, CA. It was there that she met the “love of her life”, John “Jack” Schwebach. The happy couple were married on January 6, 1956, following their move to South Dakota and beginning their 59 year love affair.
Jack and Velma farmed in Graceville, MN, Fergus Falls, MN and Colman, South Dakota, eventually settling down in their beloved Dell Rapids.
Velma was a devoted mother, wife and Christian. She belonged to the Catholic Daughters of America and the American Legion Auxiliary.
Velma is survived by her husband Jack, her children Debbie Crow, (Glenn Roeman), Robert (Pam) Schwebach, Dave (Shelly) Schwebach, Dawn Edmonson (OK), Lisa (Leon) Busser, Vicki Fischbeck (Tom Statz) (CA) and Roy (Christine) Schwebach. Grand Children Lavonne Hanson (Scott Huseth) (MN), Stanley (Shirley) Hanson (MN), MaryAnn (Randy) Martin (ND), Crystal (Brad) Kansanback, Shanna Crow (Brian Mosley), Heather (Jared) Bonetti(MN), Michael (Jill) Schwebach, Jon (Miranda) Schwebach (OK), Amber (Kody) Groff (OK), Joshua, Joseph and Justin Edmonson (OK), AJ (Karissa), Ben, Jake (Katie), Matt, Sarah (Lucas) (CA), John (Natalie) Schwebach(CA), Rachael(Larry) Weissenburger, Jeff (Tylene) Schwebach, Andrea Lindholm, Phillip Schwebach, and Great Grandchildren, Sam and Megan Aschnewitz, Benjamin and Makenzie Martin, Wade and Blain Kansanback, Sophia and Julia Mosley, RaeJean and Lillian Crow, Addie Bonetti, Brooklyn and Easton Schwebach, Devin Deluca and Porter Schwebach, Hailey and Natalie Groff, Degan Schwebach, Wyatt and Lawson Weissenburger, Dominic West and 3 Great Great Grandchildren …………each one was important in her life and a source of great pride.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sons, Rodney and John Schwebach; daughter, Doris Hanson and sons-in-law, Stan Hanson and Gene Crow.