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Thelma Swisegood
Falls City, NE

Thelma M. Swisegood, age 93, of Falls City, Nebraska, passed away April 13, 2012.  She was born February 16, 1919 in Verdon, Nebraska, to the late Benjamin and Mary Friedly.  She married Lee R. Swisegood on July 27, 1941.  He passed away February 3, 1989.

Thelma was raised in rural Verdon and graduated from Falls City High School in 1936. She received her teaching certificate from Peru State College and taught school in rural Richardson County schools for several years. During her married life she lived in Boston, Virginia and New Orleans while her husband served in the Navy. Upon his discharge they returned to Falls City and she as a bookkeeper for the plumbing and heating business she and her husband owned. She also helped on the farm and did the bookkeeping for the farm. She retired in 1989.

Survivors of Thelma Swisegood include a son Gayle (Linda) Swisegood of Falls City; daughter Pegeen (Frederick) Fast of Papillion, Nebraska; sisters Marion (Fred) Wittrock of Humboldt, Nebraska, and Hester Clark of Houston, Texas; 5 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, and son Terry in infancy.

Funeral services for Thelma Swisegood will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, April 17, at St. Mark's Lutheran Church near Verdon.  Interment will be in the Verdon Cemetery.

Family will receive friends from 7:00 to 8:00 p.m. Monday evening at the Dorr and Clark Funeral Home in Falls City.

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