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Irma L. Schwinnen PDF Print
Wednesday, March 26, 2014 8:03 PM

Aug. 24, 1931-March 26, 2014

Irma L. Schwinnen, 82, of Delphos passed away Wednesday morning at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

Her Family… She was born Aug. 24, 1931, in Delphos to Alphonse and Anna (Hesseling) Schwinnen, who preceded her in death.

She is survived by her siblings, Irene Schwinnen of Delphos, Rita (Don) Wannemacher of Landeck, Doris (Ralph) Brinkman of Ottoville and George (Jane) Schwinnen of Delphos; a brother-in-law, Jim Wiechart of Lima; and many nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews.

She was also preceded in death by a sister, Helen Wiechart; a brother, Arthur Schwinnen; and a nephew, Bob Brinkman.

Her Legacy… Irma was a 1949 graduate of Delphos St. John’s. After graduation, she worked in Medical Records at St. Rita’s Medical Center and then decided to further her education, receiving her Liberal Arts Degree from Mary Manse College and a Medical Records degree in Danville, Ill. After receiving her degrees, she worked at Springfield Community Hospital in Springfield for 11 years.

She volunteered at St. Rita’s Medical Center and for the Red Cross Blood Bank.

She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, where she was a former volunteer at the rectory. Irma was a loving aunt and sister, who enjoyed reading, television, trips to the Creamery and traveling, her best trip being to the Holy Land.

Her Farewell Services… Mass of Christian Burial will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Chris Bohnsack officiating. Burial will follow in St. John’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. Friday at Strayer Funeral Home, 1840 E. Fifth St., Delphos, where a Parish Wake service will be held at 7:30 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Muscular Dystrophy Association, the Equestrian Therapy Program in Cridersville or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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