Marian T. Schwinn, 93

Marian T. Schwinn, 93, entered Godís eternal Holy Land on Tuesday, May 24, 2011. Marian had been a resident of Villa Loretto Nursing Home in Mt. Calvary for the past eight years.

She was born on April 23, 1918, in West Bend, the daughter of the late John and Teresa (nee Beck) Lang. She was employed by the B.C. Ziegler Company in West Bend for 34 years as an executive secretary. Marian was a member of the B.C. Ziegler Company 25-Year Club and an honorary member of the Washington County Secretaries Association.

Marian was a member of St. Michaelís Catholic Church in St. Michaels, the Altar Sodality and the Christian Women. She was an avid worker at the annual fall festival, Friday night fish fries and was always on call to clean the parish church.

On June 23, 1945, she was united in marriage to Arvin Schwinn at Holy Angels Catholic Church in West Bend. Arvin preceded Marian in death on Feb. 27, 2005.

A highlight in Marianís life was a tour to Holland, Mich., along with her sister, Dolores to the Grand Tulip Festival. Marian loved tulips. She also enjoyed cooking, canning and her strawberry patch. Marian was very particular and made sure the house was clean, neat and tidy at all times. When Marianís health deteriorated, she was asked what she would like to drink. She replied, "Iíll have a brandy old fashioned sweet!"

Those Marian leaves behind to cherish her memory include two children, Elizabeth (William) Ermer and Thomas (Linda) Schwinn, both of West Bend; two grandsons, Paul (Tracy) Ermer and Peter (Amy) Ermer, both of West Bend; two great-granddaughters, Brooklyn and Brynn Ermer of West Bend; three step-grandsons, Beau, Brady and Lance of West Bend; a brother-in-law, Willard (Rita) Schwinn of West Bend; a sister-in-law, Mildred Lang of West Bend; other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Marian was preceded in death by a sister, Dolores Lang; and a brother, John "Hans" Lang.

A Mass of Christian burial for Marian will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, May 28, at St. Michaelís Catholic Church in St. Michaels. The Rev. Edwin Kornath will officiate and burial will follow in St. John of God Catholic Cemetery in the town of Farmington. Relatives and friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10 a.m. until the time of Mass.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Marianís arrangements. Additional information and guest book may be found at

Tom and Linda Schwinn would like to thank the Sister Servants of Christ the King and the staff of Villa Loretta Nursing Home for the excellent health care provided to Marian over the past eight years.