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Laura Schwendemann

May 7, 1997 — October 26, 2015

Funeral services for Laura Schwendemann of Starbuck, MN will be held Wednesday, November 4, 2015 at 10:30 a.m. at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Fron Lutheran Church and will resume one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday. Burial will be in Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery near Starbuck.

Laura Ann Schwendemann, 18, a resident of Starbuck, MN passed away on Monday, October 26, 2015.

Laura was born May 7th, 1997 in Alexandria, MN to Dan and Darla (Refsal) Schwendemann and was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Starbuck. She graduated with honors from Minnewaska Area High School in May, 2015 and was a college freshman at the U of M in Morris, MN.

Laura had a love for music. She could play the piano and clarinet and was blessed with a beautiful singing voice. At the time of her death, she was working in a job she truly loved at the Starbuck Meat Locker. She had also previously worked as a CNA at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home and helped in the kitchen at the Water's Edge.

We all will remember Laura for many things including her beautiful smile and her kind and loving nature. Even though her time here on earth was too short – she managed to touch countless lives. We all will miss her so much.

Survivors include: her parents: Dan & Darla Schwendemann of Starbuck; sisters: Mindy (Josh) Baumgartner of Grove City and Heidi (special friend: Freddy) of Glenwood; one nephew: Mason Baumgartner of Grove City; grandparents: Walter "Sonny" and Dagny Schwendemann of Starbuck; aunts & uncles: Jon Schwendemann of Starbuck, David (special friend: Brenda) Schwendemann of Starbuck, Nancy (Tim) Swanson of Cold Spring, Jane (special friend: Chuck) Kluver of Alexandria, Glen (Nella) Schwendemann of Simpsonville, SC, David (special friend: Theresa) Refsal of Sauk Centre and Beth (Andy) Aaberg of Starbuck; godparents: Lee and Pam Tangen of Starbuck and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her grandparents: Arlo and Dottie Refsal.



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