ROCHESTER, MINN: Marion L. Swygman, 88, died Thursday, May 12, 2011 at Samaritan Bethany Home on Eighth.
Marion L. Brown was born on June 8, 1922 to George Park and Edith M. (Nesbitt) Brown in Rochester, MN. She attended Rochester Public Schools. Marion married Harold Coe and he died in 1944. She married Paul Swygman and he died in 1993. Marion worked for Model Laundry (now known as Clothing Care) for fifty years. Her true love was spending time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. Marion enjoyed playing Bingo during her time at Samaritan Bethany.
Marion is survived by her son Robert (Sheila) Coe, Rochester, MN, three grandchildren, Jackie (Paul) Sheeran, Rochester, MN, Greg Coe, Rochester, MN, and Wendy (Chris) Ratcliffe, England; two great grandchildren, Matthew (Dominica) Rehbein, Afghanistan, and Alex Rehbein, Rochester, MN; and one sister Ethel Cornett, Franklin, OH. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews. Marion was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband Harold Coe, her second husband Paul Swygman, her son Ray, three sisters, Ida Van Kraanen, Ruth Heaser, and Lorraine Tibesar, and five brothers, Leo, Ray, Roy, Lawrence, and Clarence Brown.
A Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 18, 2011 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Homes' Chapel. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday, May 17, 2011 at Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home and one hour before the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. in Grandview Memorial Gardens. Memorials are suggested to Samaritan Bethany Foundation.
Rochester, MN 55902
My dear Marion, So many years have passed since we had seen each other, but I always thought of you and Paul. I was in the same grade as Ray and we were such good friends. I will see you again, under very different circumstances. May Jehovah bless you and keep you in his memory. Soon you and Irene, my mom Marie Burd, Russell Burd will all reunite and start our lives over again in a perfect world. Sleep my dear friend until we see each other again. Love you always Cindy Burd Griebel
AUNT MARION, I HAVE SO MANY SPECIAL MEMORIES OF YOU. THANK YOU FOR ALL THE FUN AND HAPPINESS YOU BROUGHT TO ALL OF US IN OHIO. I WILL MISS YOU ALWAYS, LOVE BRENDA
I will never forget your gentle soul. So loving, so loved. I will cherish my memories of you always.
Sweet grandma, you were the best ever grandma on Earth. I can only imagine that you will now be the best ever Grandma in Heaven. I''ll always be your angel. I''ll miss you so, so much Grandma but I will always love you even more. Yours forever, Wendy