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Barbara J. Schwieger, 84

Barbara J. Schwieger, age 84, of Hastings, died Jan. 15, 2009, at the Augustana Health Care Center in Hastings.

Barbara was born July 20, 1924, in Red Wing, Minn., to William and Paulina (Mischke) Regelman. She married Benjamin Schwieger Jan. 16, 1946, in Red Wing and worked for Smead Manufacturing in Hastings, retiring in 1991.

Barbara was preceded in death by her parents and several brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her husband, Benjamin; daughter, Brenda Schwieger of Eau Claire, Wis.; sons, Robert (Karen) Schwieger of Prescott, Wis., James (fiancée Linda) Schwieger of Inver Grove Heights, and David (Billie) Schwieger of Hastings; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and her sister, Alice (Walter) Fischer of Red Wing.

The funeral service, with Rev. Ed Frederick officiating, was held at the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, Jan. 19, 2009. Interment followed in Calvary Cemetery in Red Wing.

Arrangements were handled by Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419,