Eunice G. Kroeger Schwint, 93, died Nov. 11, 2018.
Eunice G. Kroeger Schwint, 93, died Nov. 11, 2018. Service are held at 11 a.m., on Friday, Nov. 16, at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Mankato. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 15 at Mankato Mortuary and one hour before at the church. Interment is in St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, New Ulm.
Eunice was born Eunice Gertrude Mathilda Bode to Henry C. and Maria (Friedrich) Bode in Vernon Center, on Dec. 23, 1924. She was reborn as a child of God through baptism at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Willow Creek, on Jan. 5, 1925 and confirmed there on April 10, 1938. She attended high school, graduating in 1942 and college, graduating in 1945, at Doctor Martin Luther College in New Ulm. Eunice taught third and fourth grade at Immanuel Lutheran School in Mankato from 1945-47. On June 29, 1947 she married Reuben C. Kroeger and together they farmed near Lake Washington until 1960 and then Hector until 1961. They were blessed with three daughters and two sons. Later they owned and operated the Dairy Queen in Sleepy Eye until 1977 when they semi-retired to Glenwood. They retired to New Ulm, in 1994. She married Robert Schwint in 2010 and lived in Springfield and Sleepy Eye until they separated. She lived in Mankato since 2013.
Eunice is survived by five children: Karla (Leif) Olmanson, Paul (Janice) Kroeger, Timothy Kroeger (life companion Gail Rixen), Kay (Dan) Morrison, Laurie Brenn; grandchildren; great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; extended family and husband, Robert Schwint. Eunice was preceded in death by her husband, Reuben Kroeger in 2005; parents, six brothers and spouses; five sisters and spouses; and extended family.