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Francis P. Schwalbe

Francis P. Schwalbe

Francis Schwalbe, age 80, passed away on Monday, July 30, 2018 at Golden Acres in Carrington, ND.

He was born in Minot, ND, on October 19, 1937, the son of Edwin and Anneale (Osadchy) Schwalbe. He was raised in Killdeer and graduated from Killdeer High School in 1956. After graduation he joined the U.S. Navy in the fall of 1956. Upon his honorable discharge he returned back to North Dakota. Francis started farming and ranching in the Sykeston, ND area. He continued farming there until he retired and moved into Carrington at the age of 77.

Francis was united in marriage to JoAnn Hust May 19, 1984, at St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Sykeston. He and JoAnn enjoyed spending time hunting, fishing and working out on the farm. He will always be remembered for his great sense of humor and the love that he had for his family.

Francis is survived by his wife of 34 years JoAnn; four children, Kenneth (Cortney) Schwalbe, Sarah Schwalbe, Anthony Schwalbe and Timothy (Nicole) Schwalbe; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren and his brother Lyle Schwalbe.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Phillip, a sister Edyth Mcdonald and a grandson Matthew Schwalbe.