Deacon Lawrence J. SWIRTZ

Age 86 of Bloomington Passed away peacefully Feb. 19, 2013 surrounded by his family. Preceded in death by parents, Vincent and Christine; brothers Ralph, Wick and Dick. Survived by loving wife of 64 years, Pat; children Tom, Sharon (William) Maus, Christine (Jeff) Vaala, Greg (Molly), and Michael (Lisa); grandchildren Kristen, Katie, Sean, Katie, Patrick, Megan, Ryan, Grace, Kilian, Meredith, Brendon, Luke, and Matthew; great grandson Charlie; and baby niece Dorothy. A State Farm agent for 39 years, Larry was ordained a Catholic Deacon on June 10, 1978. He was very active in the Archdiocese, and will be remembered as a man dedicated to family, social justice, and his church. Mass of Christian Burial Friday, Feb. 22, 6 PM at St. Edward's Catholic Church, 9401 Nesbitt Ave., Bloomington, with visitation 2 hours prior to service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Werness Brothers 952-884-8145

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Washburn-McReavy Funeral Chapels
 Minneapolis, MN
(612) 377-2203

Published in Pioneer Press from Feb. 20 to Feb. 21, 2013