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Joachim "Joe" Schwiedop

February 21, 1941 March 24, 2014
Joachim "Joe" Schwiedop
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Obituary for Joachim "Joe" Schwiedop

JOACHIM 'JOE' SCHWIEDOP was born to Wilhem and Alice Elsbeth (Findekling) Schwiedop in Konigsberg, Prussia on February 21, 1941. He moved with his family to Dragstedt, Germany at the age of four and attended school there. Joe moved to Bremerhoven, Germany for a year before coming to the United States in 1959. He was a career plumber and pipefitter. He lived in Caldwell, New Jersey for a year then moved to Montclair, New Jersey where he lived from 1960 - 1972. The family then moved to Gilbert, Pennsylvania until 2005 when he moved to the Midwest and settled in Lane, South Dakota. On December 8, 2012 Joe was united in marriage to Melva Ebeling at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne, Minnesota. The newlyweds continued to live in Luverne. In January of 2013 Joe began working as a caretaker of the Beaver Creek Rest Area on I-90. Throughout his life, and especially in his retirement years, Joe enjoyed traveling, hunting, and was an award winning dog trainer. Joe died peacefully at his home in Luverne on Monday, March 24, 2014, surrounded by family; he lived to 73 years.

Joe will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Melva of Luverne, Minnesota; his six children, Berget Schwiedop of Kissamee, Florida, Suzanne Schwiedop of Counsel Bluffs, Iowa, Kurt Schwiedop of Sewell, New Jersey, John Schwiedop of Spencer, Iowa, Anthony Schwiedop of Kokomo, Indiana, and Michelle Schwiedop of Gann Valley, South Dakota; his mother Alice Schwiedop of Bremerhaven, Germany; a brother, Ulrich Schwiedop of Drangstedt, Germany; three grandchildren, Leanna Gates, Ridge Schwiedop, and Deandra Zastrow. He was preceded in death by his father, Wilhem Schwiedop, and a brother, George Schwiedop.

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Visitation

Thursday

27

Mar

4:00 PM 3/27/2014 4:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 3/27/2014 7:00:00 PM
Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel

207 Elm St.
Luverne, MN 56156

Hartquist Funeral Home - Luverne Chapel
207 Elm St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Service

Friday

28

Mar

10:30 AM 3/28/2014 10:30:00 AM
Grace Lutheran Church - Luverne

500 N. Kniss Ave.
Luverne, MN 56156

Grace Lutheran Church - Luverne
500 N. Kniss Ave. Luverne 56156 MN
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Maplewood Cemetery - Luverne Final Resting Place

1242 W. Warren St.
Luverne, MN 56156

1242 W. Warren St. Luverne 56156 MN
United States
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