Plainview Chapel
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Plainview, MN 55964
507-534-2003
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Obituaries 2019
Vera E. Schwantz, 108, of Elgin, died Friday, June 19, 2020 at Green Prairie
Rehabilitation Center in Plainview.
Vera was born April 18, 1912 in Quincy Township, Olmsted County to Daniel
and Elsie (Johnson) Herman. She attended Schad’s Corner country school
and graduated from Plainview High School in 1929. Vera then attended
Winona Teachers College earning a BS in Education. She taught at various
country schools in the area for 20 years, then from 1957 to 1977, taught at
Elgin Elementary School. On June 10, 1943 she married Lester V. Schwantz in
Elgin. Lester died in 1989. Vera was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in
Elgin and was active in the ladies guild along with many teacher organizations.
Her church family was important to her vitality.  In retirement she enjoyed
traveling, playing cards and baking buns and apple pies. She took great pride
in her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She always used to
say “There’s not a bad one in the bunch”.
Vera is survived by her children; Susan (Michael) Hile of Spring Lake Park, MN
and Alan (Franny) Schwantz of Elgin, grandchildren; Timothy (Kerry) Hile,
Tara (John Roettger) Schwantz, Tyscen (Richard) Hagen and Todd (Brook)
Schwantz; great-grandchildren Brett, Ryan and Drew Hile, Ainsley and Jayda
Schwantz.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 1 granddaughter Dr.
Amy Hile and 3 sisters, Gladys Claussen, Maxine Hall and Donna Zabel.
Funeral service is Wednesday, June 24, 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church
in Elgin with Pastor Terrill Bramstedt officiating. Burial is at the Elgin Cemetery.
Visitation is Wednesday, one hour prior to the service at the church.
Schad & Zabel Funeral Home in Plainview is in charge of the
arrangements.                              Schadandzabelfuneralhomes.com