WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Kathryn Swoffer

    Mass of Christian Burial for Kathryn Swoffer were held Friday, February 14, 2013 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church, Walnut Grove, MN.  Burial was in Calvary Catholic Cemetery.  Memorials are preferred to Divine Providence Community Home.  Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com.  

    Kathryn, 94, Walnut Grove died Monday, February 10, 2014 at Divine Providence Community Home in Sleepy Eye.  



    Kathryn Buyck (Swoffer) was born April 26, 1919 to Ernest and Angeline (Van de Voorde) Buyck.  She was baptized, received her First Holy Communion, and was confirmed in the Catholic faith.  Kathryn graduated from Walnut Grove High School in June 1937.  Kathryn and Richard Swoffer were united in marriage in Tracy, MN on July 13, 1937.  She loved driving trips to Florida, Washington, and the Black Hills.  Kathryn enjoyed gardening, working on the Sunday crossword puzzle, working on beautiful hand-made quilts, cooking and baking.  Kathryn always fried the chicken for the yearly 4th of July, Lake Shetek, Swoffer family picnic.  Kathryn was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church and their women’s auxiliary, serving one year as their president.  She was a devoted, perceptive, loving, kind daughter, sister, wife, mother, and grandmother.  Kathryn adored her grandchildren.  She was always positive and encouraged her children to obtain what they wanted out of life.  

    Survivors include her children: Marietta Swoffer (Henry) Faragalli, Philadelphia, PA, Michael (Sally) Swoffer, Spokane, WA, John (Donna) Swoffer, Cloverdale, CA, Suzanne Swoffer Hoffman, Durham, NC, and Pamela Swoffer (Bob) Ebbesen, Redwood Falls; 9 grandchildren: Henry Faragalli III, Katherine Faragalli Howard, Thomas M.,  Zachary P., Edward, Michael, and Richard Swoffer, Tatyana Hoffman Blankenship, and Elizabeth Ebbesen Touw; 11 great grandchildren; two nephews and a niece; and many other relatives and friends.

     Preceding her in death were her parents; husband Richard; siblings John (“Bob”), Martha, and Donald Buyck; and son-in-law Peter Hoffman.