Robert Schwindel, 78
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Dec. 4, 1934 - August 19, 2013
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM on Thursday, August 22, 2013 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Robert Joseph Schwindel, 78, who passed away at his home on Monday. The Rev Tom Knoblach will officiate. Interment with full military honors will be in Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis. Friends and relatives may call from 10:00 am - 11:00 am Thursday at the church. Arrangements have been entrusted to Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home, St. Cloud.
Robert was born December 4th, 1934 to John and Gertrude (Kline) Schwindel in Le Sauk Twp., Stearns County, MN. He was employed for 43 years by the Cold Spring Granite Company, retiring as a quarry supervisor. Robert was a member of St. Anthony's Catholic Church in St. Cloud and was a veteran of the United States Army. He was a life member of VFW Post 428, St. Cloud.
In1961, Robert married Dorine M. Jacobs at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Melrose. Robert raised a huge garden, specializing in kohlrabi and cabbage for sauerkraut. He also enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, watching the Minnesota Twins, and feeding the squirrels and ducks. Robert was always willing to lend a helping hand to his neighbors.
Robert is survived by his wife, Dorine of St. Cloud; children, Robert. Jr. of Avon, Tim of Sauk Rapids, Bill (Vickie)of Sauk Rapids, Mike of St. Cloud, Ron of Apple Valley, Deb Schwindel (Mark Bechtold) of St. Cloud; grandchildren, Chrissy (Glenn), Ashley, Mitchell, Kendra, Adam, Jared, Trevin, and Kaylee; seven great-grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Walter (Jeanette) of Richmond, Marcella (Alvinas) Thull of New Munich, and Delbert of St. Cloud. He was preceded in death by his parents, and brothers, Wilfred and Albert.
Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
1900 Veterans Drive St. Cloud, MN 56303
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Aug. 20, 2013