WESTBROOK, Minnesota (STPNS) -- Collette Jean (Gertner) Schwanbeck

    Memorial services for Collette Jean (Gertner) Schwanbeck will be held at 6:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Schumacher-Kish Funeral and Cremation Services, 200 West Ave. S. La Crosse with Rev. Ted Dewald officiating. Online condolences may be sent to www.schumacher-kish.com.

    Collette, 54, of La Crosse diedy Friday, May 16, 2014 at her home. She was born November 14, 1959 in Westbrook, MN to Vernon and Dolores (Ewy) Gertner. Collette graduated from High School in Westbrook in 1978 and became a Nursing Assistant the following year. She worked for many years as a Nursing Assistant and truly enjoyed caring for the elderly and disabled.



    She was married to John Schwanbeck of La Cresecnt, MN in 1980 and they later divorced. Together they had two children.

    Survivors include her children: Andrew (Shawn) Schwanbeck of Holmen and Jennifer Schwanbeck of Onalaska; nine grandchildren, Alexa, Mikah, Ahtya, Ahlisha, Ahseera, Ariel, Ashley and Jayden whom she enjoyed spending time with. She is also survived by her mother, Dolores Gertner; her brothers and sisters; Colleen (Ray) Cenfield, Dineen (Todd) Fischer, Doug (Lisa) Gertner, Brad (Deb) Gertner Deanne (Warren Wheeler) Gertner and Bruce Gertner.

    Preceding her in death was her father.