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Corinne Schwickerath

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Corinne Phyllis Schwickerath age 83 of New Hampton, Iowa died Friday, November 7, 2014, at her home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held 10:30 a.m. Monday, November 10, 2014, at Holy Family Parish, New Hampton with Rev. Mark Osterhaus celebrating the Mass. Ann Bennett will be the organist accompanying the Immaculate Conception Men's Choir. Lectors for the service will be Adam and Nathan Schwickerath. Presenting the offertory gifts will be Amanda Trask, Kristen Reicks, Barbara Schwickerath, Susan Schwickerath, Emily Schwickerath and Sara Schwickerath. Interment will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery with Maxwell Schwickerath, Jonathan Pickar, Steven Pickar, Brian Pickar, Daniel Pickar, Matthew Pickar and Michael Pickar serving as pallbearers. Friends may greet the family 2:00 – 6:00 p.m. Sunday, November 9, 2014, at the Hugeback-Johnson Funeral Home in New Hampton where there will be a 3:00 p.m. rosary and a 6:00 p.m. scripture service. Visitation continues an hour prior to the Mass at the church on Monday. Corinne Phyllis Schwickerath was born November 19, 1930 in Waterloo, Iowa the daughter of Peter and Nettie (Eischeid) Gebel. She was baptized in Waterloo at St. John’s Catholic Church before the family moved to New Hampton. She received her elementary education at St. Joeseph’s Catholic School in New Hampton and was a 1948 graduate of the New Hampton High School. Corinne was united in marriage on September 14, 1948 in North Washington to Reynold Schwickerath. To this union six children were born. Corinne and Reynold knew each other all of their lives. They had a lifetime of dances together, but would fondly remember their first dance at the North Washington Forester Hall. Corinne and Reynold were partners in farming and raising their family. She enjoyed dancing, cooking and entertaining, card games, traveling, music and playing piano, reading and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Corinne was a member in many different clubs and organizations including the Immaculate Conception Church, Holy Family Parish, Country Neighbors Club, Rosary Society, Catholic Daughters of America and many different card clubs like euchre, 500, bridge and others. Survivors include five children, Pam (Virgil Jr.) Pickar of New Hampton, Sandra (Andrew) Armbruster of Iowa City, Neal (Leah) Schwickerath of New Hampton, Curtis (Lynette) Schwickerath of New Hampton and Ann (Carl Callaway) Schwickerath of Davenport, IA; daughter in-law, Pat Ruffridge of Cresco; sister-in-law, Margaret Schwickerath of New Hampton; fifteen grandchildren, twenty four great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Reynold on March 31, 2012; a son, Daniel Schwickerath in 1988; one great-granddaughter, Jessica Pickar.

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  1. To the Schwickerath family……always enjoyed being friends/neighbors to Corinne and Reynold. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Marge & Dave Mayo

  2. To the Schwickerath family…our sympathies and thoughts are with you. May you cherish your many memories to help comfort your loss.

  3. To the Schwickerath Family~ May the joyful memories help carry you through this difficult time. Sending loving thoughts and prayers to all. With deepest sympathy and heartfelt condolences, Roberta (Schwickerath) Wiegmann and family

  4. My sympathy and prayers go out to all of Corinne’s family. May you now be at peace and at rest in your heavenly home with your loving God.

  5. To Corinne’s family, so sorry to hear of her passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Know that God you be there for you in this difficult time. Love to you all. The Coleman family Jim and Janet, Craig and Karen Grev, Jim and Julie, Sharon and family

  6. Sending deepest sympathy from our family to yours. May all the good memories of Corrine sustain you during these sad days. Take comfort in knowing that she is with all her loved ones that have gone before her.

  7. Your Family has my Sympathy. It was a great pleasure to meet Corrine and your Family! Sally Mills St. Croix Hospice

  8. My deepest sympathy to all the family. So many fun memories out at their farm. May you rest in peace, Corine. Rosanne (Christoph) Wilke

  9. Our deepest sympathies for your loss. She was such a grand and gracious person. Her and Mom’s dance cards are sure to be full for eternity – I’m sure the cards are being dealt & maybe a libation or two are being consumed! Our prayers & best wishes to your family Roger & Marlene Blocker

  10. With Love Teresa and Jack Carlson purchased the Arrive in Style for the family of Corinne Schwickerath.

  11. Our deepest sympathy to Corinne’s family, always enjoyed visiting with her. She was a lovely lady.

  12. To the Family of Corinne,you all have our deepest heartfelt sympathy. What a wonderful Lady. Lester and Joyce Shatek

  13. Sending prayers to the family of Corrine, it was my pleasure to get to know and take care of such a wonderful lady we shared many laughs may she rest in peace I will surely miss her.

  14. My deepest sympathy to the family, I have so many fond memories of Corrinne, a life well lived, but such a sad loss. Karla Hilt

  15. Don’t even know what to say. Your mom was such a special lady/friend and raised a great family. May you all have comfort in knowing that your dad was waiting for her with open arms and they are together again! Many memories!!! With our deepest sympathy- LeRoy & Mary Lee

  16. So sorry to hear about Corinne. I always thought how lucky you were to have her as your Mom. Can’t help but remember all the great times our families had on all those picnics & get-togethers. Your Mom was such a good cook. Our folks are all reunited now in heaven & no doubt playing cards.

  17. To the family of Corinne, My deepest sympathy to all of you. Corinne was such a special lady, like a 2nd Mom to the Blocker kids. We all have such special memories of the picnics, swimming, and gatherings we shared. We will cherish those memories forever. Our parents are all together now laughing and having a grand old time. Thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Love, Sharon(Blocker)Gordon

  18. Our condolences to all of Corinne’s family. We enjoyed her visits when she was able to come to the library. She always seemed upbeat and positive. And was glad to share stories about her family. Keep sharing her stories.

  19. To all the family, Our deepest sympathy, Another 1948 class member going home . Sending prayers and love. Jack and Betty


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