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Ida Schwindt

Ida Schwindt

A funeral Mass for Ida Schwindt, 97, of Dickinson, will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, November 7, 2013 at St. Josephs Catholic Church in Dickinson with Father Keith Streifel celebrating. Burial will follow in St. Josephs Cemetery.

Visitation for Ida will be 1:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, November 6th at Stevenson Funeral Home in Dickinson, with a Rosary and Vigil service being held at 7:00 p.m.

Ida passed away Saturday, November 2, 2013 at St. Lukes Home in Dickinson.

Ida was born March 8, 1916 in Dickinson, the daughter of John and Mary (Froehlich) Schwindt. She grew up and attended school through the sixth grade. As a young girl, she worked at various farms throughout the area to help her family. It was during this time that she met Joseph Schwindt. They were married on April 3, 1935 in Wibaux, MT. The couple made their home in Dickinson where they raised their family of six children. Over the years, Ida did cleaning at various homes and businesses. She walked everywhere she went never getting a drivers license. Ida enjoyed dancing, playing bingo, fishing, embroidering, socializing and being around people. She was a great cook, known for her "red soup", donuts, and Tipperary squares. Ida also did lots of canning and gardening. She will be remembered for her shy smile.

Ida was a silver member of St. Anthony Club as well as a member of German Hungarian, American Legion and the VFW Auxilliary.

Ida is survived by her sons, Ralph Schwindt of Tampa, FL and David Schwindt of Dickinson; daughters, Dorothy (Jim) Wilson and Viola Heinle of Dickinson, Margaret (Robert) Law of Otter Creek, FL and Alice (Ralph) Schulz of Dickinson; 30 grandchildren, 45 great-grandchildren, and 14 great-great-grandchildren; daughters-in-law, Daphne, Susie and Vivian.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Joe; parents, John and Mary; five sisters; three brothers; grandson, Kurt Schwindt; daughter-in-law, Dixie; and sons-in-law, Cap Weiler and Richard Heinle.

Remembrances and Condolences may be shared with the family at

Stevenson Funeral Home, Dickinson, ND 701-483-7900