Fredolin R. “Lynn” Schwade

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 1:28 pm

Fredolin R. “Lynn” Schwade, 97, of Cresco, died May 23, 2017, surrounded by his loving family at Winneshiek Medical Center in Decorah. The Mass of Christian Burial is at 1:30 p.m. Friday, May 26, at Notre Dame Parish in Cresco. Father Dennis Cain of Notre Dame Parish will officiate. Visitation is from 4:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 25, at Hindt-Hudek Funeral Home in Cresco, and continue one 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 Nov. 24, 1919, son of William and Ludmilla (Taylor) Schwade near Fort Atkinson. At the age of 22, Lynn was drafted in to the United States Army Jan. 31, 1942, at the beginning of World War II. For three 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 seven medals. Lynn was honorably discharged in December of 1945. After the service Lynn worked for Winneshiek County Road Maintenance for two years before beginning to farm in 1948. Lynn married Dolores Barloon at Assumption Catholic Church in Little Turkey April 27, 1948. Together they rented a farm near Fort Atkinson for seven years before buying their farm near Ridgeway. Lynn was a proud member of the American Legion for 70 years and also of the 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, Minn. 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 Shea 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; and sister-in-law, Alice Barloon.

He was 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.

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