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Verniel Elaine (Lother) Swiggum

July 27, 1927 — November 7, 2021

Zumbrota

Funeral services for Verniel Swiggum will be held Wednesday November 10th at 11:00 AM at Dale Lutheran Church, rural Wanamingo.  The Rev. Chris Culuris will officiate.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church, and burial will be in the church cemetery.  Mrs. Swiggum, 94, of Zumbrota, died Sunday November 7, 2021 at Pine Haven Care Center in Pine Island.

Verniel Elaine Lother was born July 27, 1927 in Goodhue County, the daughter of Christie and Marie Lother.  She was raised in the Bellechester area.  On July 23, 1949 she married Henry Swiggum.  The couple farmed, and Verniel waitressed for many years at the Edgewood and at the Covered Bridge restaurants.  She loved spending time with family and friends, traveling and trips to Balsam Lake; she enjoyed playing cards, bowling, shopping, and going out to lunch.  And she was a big fan of Elvis.

She is survived by a son, Marvin (Melissa) Swiggum of El Paso, Texas; a daughter, Sue (Patrick Trevis) Swiggum of Zumbrota; eight grandchildren; eleven great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild; a sister, Val Nesseth of St. Paul; two brothers, David (Helen) Lother and Ken (Alice) Lother, all of Zumbrota; two daughters-in-law Millie Koenig of Maple Grove, and Pat Swiggum of Cannon Falls; as well as many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sons, Harvey and Robert, and siblings, Eunice, Audrey, Carol and Dale.

If so desired, memorials may be directed to Dale Lutheran Church.  Mahn Family Funeral Home, Larson Chapel, in Zumbrota has been entrusted to arrangements.

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Visitation

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

10:00 - 11:00 am (Central time)

Dale Lutheran Church (Wanamingo)

9210 County 12 Boulevard, Kenyon, MN 55946

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, November 10, 2021

Starts at 11:00 am (Central time)

Dale Lutheran Church (Wanamingo)

9210 County 12 Boulevard, Kenyon, MN 55946

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