|Birth: ||Nov. 19, 1915|
|Death: ||May 31, 2012|
Dorothea Margaret Schwindt, 96, died May 31, 2012 at River Bend Assisted Living, Great Bend, Kansas. She was born November 19, 1915 at Orum, Nebraska, the daughter of Sylvester Venus and Emma Caroline (Jensen) Pratt. She married Harry Conrad Schwindt July 28, 1934 at LaCrosse, Kansas. He died March 12, 1991. A Great Bend resident since 1985, coming from Ness City, Kansas, Mrs. Schwindt was a homemaker and farm wife, also working at the LaCrosse Bakery.
Mrs. Schwindt was a member of First Assembly of God, various church women's groups, and the church choir.
Survivors include two sons: Keith Schwindt and his wife Judy, Alexander, Kansas; Dale Schwindt and his wife Gloria, Alexander; one daughter, Connie Rumold and her husband Bill, San Jose, California; one sister, Blanche Mae Smith, Topeka, Kansas; one daughter-in-law, Renee Schwindt, Naperville, Illinois; sixteen grandchildren; twenty-five great-grandchildren; and thirteen great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by one son, Herbert Schwindt.
Funeral services will be at 2:00 p.m., Saturday, June 2, 2012 at First Assembly of God, Great Bend. Pastor Dwight Dozier will officiate. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 7:00 p.m., Friday, June 1, 2012 at Bryant Funeral Home. Memorials are requested to First Assembly of God, in care of the funeral home.
Marriage - Rush County Kansas Newspaper Notice
Miss Dorothea Pratt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. S.V. Pratt, of McCracken, and Harry Schwindt, son of Mr. and Mrs. Conrad Schwindt, of La Crosse, were married Saturday, July 28, at 2:00 p.m., by Judge J.W. Seuser, at his office. The bride was attended by Misses Helen and Ione Pratt, her sisters. She wore a gown of white silk crepe. The groom was attended by Derrill Pratt, cousin of the bride.
A dinner in honor of the couple was served at the home of the bride's parents at 6:00 in the evening.
(A note of correction to the Newspaper clipping: Miss Iona Pratt was a cousin to the bride.)
Great Bend Kansas Newspapter
Dorothea Schwindt will celebrate her 90th birthday with family and friends at a reception. The reception will be held Saturday, November 12, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., in the Youth Chapel of the First Assembly of God Church located at 601 Patton Road, Great Bend.
Dorothea was born to Sylvester Venus and Emma Caroline Jensen Pratt, November 19, 1915 in Orum, NE. She married Harry C. Schwindt in LaCrosse in 1934.
Mrs. Schwindt and her husband farmed land in Ness and Rush counties prior to moving to Great Bend in 1988.
Her husband, Harry C. Schwindt died March 12, 1991, and one son, Herbert Lewis Schwindt, died January, 1, 2000.
Dorothea's children and grandchildren are hosting the reception. Her children are: Keith and Judy Schwindt, Dale and Gloria Schwindt, both from Alexander, Renee Schwindt, Naperville, IL, and Connie and Bill Rumold, San Jose, CA.
The honoree requests no gifts, but cards may be sent to her at 1217 Bradley, Great Bend, KS 67530.
Granddaughter: Raven Ranell Schwindt Dale
Grandson in Law: Steven Joseph Scott
Sylvester Venus Pratt (1884 - 1950)
Emma Caroline Jensen Pratt (1885 - 1977)
Harry Conrad Schwindt (1913 - 1991)*
Herbert Lewis Schwindt (1935 - 2000)*
Dorothea Margaret Pratt Schwindt (1915 - 2012)
Helen Lucille Pratt Dent (1918 - 2006)*
Leland Robert Pratt (1921 - 1981)*
Gordon Harold Pratt (1926 - 1972)*
William Carol Pratt (1928 - 1928)*
Great Bend Cemetery
Plot: Section D; Block 82; Space 10/11
Maintained by: Connie Schwindt Rumold
Originally Created by: Linda O.
Record added: Jun 01, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 91148146