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Funeral services for Mamie Swonke were held Wednesday, Aug. 25, 2010 at 10 a.m. at Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel in Bellville, Texas with the Rev. Kevin Haug officiating. 

Visitation was held from 5:30-7 p.m. from Knesek Bros. Funeral Chapel on Tuesday, Aug. 24. Interment followed the funeral service at Industry Methodist Cemetery.

Mamie passed at Walnut Place Nursing Home in Dallas, Texas where she had resided for almost a year.

 Mamie was born to Henry Luetge and Mary Kruse Luetge in New Ulm. She was raised in Industry. She made her home in Spring Branch, near Houston, where she raised her family. 

She was a Cafeteria Manager in the Spring Branch ISD for 20 years and a member of the Spring Branch School Food Service Association.

Upon retirement she and her husband, Jimmy, moved to Cat Spring. One of their favorite activities was attending area dances with their friends. They were members of the CTS (Central Texas Sounds) Fan Club.  Mamie will be remembered by her family & friends as a loving mother, wife, grandmother, sister and friend.  

 Mamie is survived by her son, Edmund Ashorn of Rosenberg, daughter Delores Burch of Dallas, stepson Wayne Swonke of Bellville, stepdaughter-in-law, Brenda  Swonke of North Carolina, grandchildren, John Curtis and wife Beth of Oklahoma City, Bradley Curtis and wife Heather of Chicago, Jeffrey Curtis and wife Lindsay of Dallas, Kassie Macina and husband Mike of Shamrock, Kallie Hicks and husband Gregory of Seminole, Katy McGehee and husband Chad of Seminole, Kian Collins and husband Bryan of Lubbock and step-granddaughters, Kristie Lovings and Marlene Atkinson of North Carolina, Kymm De Long, Lisa Swonke, and Kristen Marks. She is also survived by her sister Mercedes Vierus and husband Leon and 21 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death are her husband, E.J. (Jimmy) Swonke, daughter Peggy Collins, stepson Roger Dale Swonke and brother Dennis Luetge.  

 Pallbearers included Wayne Swonke, Don Demny, Elroy Wellmann, Gerald Krause, Marvin Klovenski, and Myrph Foote.

 In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association of Greater Dallas, 4144 N. Central Expressway, Ste 750, Dallas, Texas 75204 or   charity of your choice.

Services under the direction of Knesek Bros Funeral Chapel. Visit our website at to sign the register book or to send a sympathy card.

Posted by Joy Neely


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