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Barbara Janelle Schweim

July 20, 1937 — October 21, 2020

BARBARA JANELLE SCHWEIM, age 83, of Janesville, died on Wednesday afternoon, October 21, 2020 at her home.

Born on July 20, 1937 in Mankato to Claude and Sophie (Gilbertson) Ziegler. She was raised in Rapidan and graduated from Rapidan High School in 1955. Following her education she attended a six month secretarial school in Minneapolis. Barb began her working career in Chicago working as a bookkeeper for the railroad where she made lifelong friends. She later came back to Mankato where she worked for Fisher Clothing, the ASC office, secretary at Trinity Lutheran School in Janesville, and ended her career at Four Flags over Aspen. In 1958, Barb met the love of her life, Ardie Schweim at the Kato Ballroom. They were later united in marriage at the Rapidan Church on August 20, 1960. Together they made their home on the farm outside of Janesville while raising their three children. Children were extremely important to her, after her children had left the house, she focused her attention to her grandchildren and most recently her great grandchildren. Barb enjoyed gardening, crafting, reading and fishing. She was a faithful member of Trinity Lutheran Church were she was active with the Dorcus Society. Barb’s family fondly remembers the hospitality she showed to everyone, always taking care of others before herself. She will be dearly missed.

Survived by her husband of 60 years, Ardie; children: Todd Schweim of Mankato; Janelle (Don) Harms of Crystal, and Troy Schweim of Janesville; grandchildren: Brittany, Tyler, Bethany, Max, Ashley and Piper; great grandchildren: Stella and Ezra; siblings: Marlene Herbranson, Gene (Vivian) Ziegler, Sandra (Richard) Daniels, Claudia (Royce) Sohre, Darrell (Dianne) Ziegler, and Dale (Cindy) Ziegler; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents.

Private family services will be held with interment in the Smiths Mill Cemetery.

Memorials are preferred to the Trinity Lutheran School in Janesville.

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