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Walter J. "Wally" Sworski – Obituary

Name: Walter J. "Wally" Sworski

Age: 97

Born: 08-08-1922

Died: 08-23-2019

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

St. John Cantius Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at St. John Cantius Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Walter J. “Wally” Sworski, age 97, of St. Cloud, who passed away on Friday, August 23, 2019 at the Sterling Park Health Care Center. Reverend Marvin Enneking and Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Burial, with full military honors, will be in Assumption Cemetery.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 27, 2019 and from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the service on Wednesday, all at the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud. Parish prayers will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.

Wally was born on August 8, 1922 to John and Anna (Augustinak) Sworski in St. Cloud, Minnesota. He was united in marriage to the love of his life, Marilyn Anderson on June 16, 1945 at Ascension Catholic Church in Minneapolis. Wally honorably served his country in the United States Army during World War II. He worked for Franklin Manufacturing, retiring after 42 years of service. He was a member of St. John Cantius Catholic Church, where he ushered and was a member and past-president of the Holy Name Society, the D.A.V. Chapter #9 where he was a Past-Commander and the IAMAW Local #623.

Wally was a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather, who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends. He enjoyed ice fishing, dancing to old time music, bike rides and playing a “mean” game of 500.

He is survived by his children, Larry (Joan), Diane (Mark Voigt) Keiser, Loren, Cheryl Rooney, Mary (John) Ladenthin, Mark (Sharon), Terese (Tom) Eby; 24 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild; brother, John (Mary Lou); brother-in-law, Notker Kiess; and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

Wally is preceded in death by his parents; wife of 63 years, Marilyn; sons; Charles and Joe; sister, Frances Kiess; son-in-law, Tony Deters; and daughter-in-law, Regina Sworski.

A special thank you to the staff of Sterling Park Health Care Center and St. Croix Hospice for their loving and compassionate care of Wally.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Poor Clare Sisters of Sauk Rapids.

Guestbook for Walter J. "Wally" Sworski

Mike & Jerry Niemi
, Friends
August 27, 2019, 7:24 pm
I heard it through the grapevine. My sincere condolences to the family. He and his wife were always nice to me. I am sorry we had lost touch. You have our deepest sympathies.
Robin Hadley
, friend
August 26, 2019, 3:19 pm
I'm so sorry to see Wally passed. I got to know Wally during the years I worked at Sterling Park. He was so kind and gentle. I remember many mornings helping him pull his blue sweater up onto his shoulders as he h\made his way to breakfast. Wally will be missed by many.
August 24, 2019, 2:08 pm
My thoughts are with Wally’s family. It is so painful thing to lose someone, yet no one else can really know all that you feel except our Heavenly Father. He knows and feels your pain. He calls death an enemy and promises to remove it forever, Isaiah 25:8 “And he will swallow up death forever…” He also promised to wake up all our loved ones, in the memorial tombs, from death (Isaiah 26:19). What joy it will be to see our loved ones again and to enjoy life as our Creator purposed (Psalms 145:16). I  hope these words give all of you comfort.
The Entire Barney and Joey Kiffmeyer Family
August 23, 2019, 9:43 pm
Deepest Sympathies from our family to yours John and Marylou. So sorry for your loss.

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