LuAnn Svihel-Fleischhacker, 79

LuAnn Svihel-Fleischhacker, age 79

Oakdale formerly of Cold Spring

November 22, 1931 – October 20, 2011

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, October 26, 2011 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for LuAnn Svihel-Fleischhacker, age 79, who died Thursday at St. John’s Hospital in Maplewood.  Burial will be in the St. Boniface Parish Cemetery.

Gathering of friends and relatives will be from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. Monday at St. Odilia Catholic Church, 3945 N Victoria in Shoreview, MN.  A visitation for LuAnn will be after 4:00 p.m. Tuesday at the Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring. Visitation will continue from 9:00 – 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning at the funeral home.

LuAnn was born in St. Martin, MN to Albert and Anna (Jonas) Schwagel.  She married Joseph L. Svihel on September 26, 1953 in St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring.  Joseph died November 7, 1989.  She married Ardwin “Art” Fleischhacker August 4, 2000 at St. Boniface Catholic Church.  LuAnn worked at the Cold Spring Bakery and later for St. John’s Dining Service for 17 years.  She loved bowling, traveling, cooking, baking, flower gardening, playing cards, embroidery, spending time with family and friends at the cabin, and winters in Arizona.  She was a member of St. Boniface Christian Women, American Legion Auxiliary, Crosier Apostolate and a former Girl and Cub Scout Leader.

Survivors include her husband, Art; children, James (Sandra) Svihel of Cold Spring, Charles Svihel of Cold Spring, Cheryl (Dennis) Twining of Sauk Rapids, JoAnn (Christopher) Condon of Sartell, Susan (Gary) Mackedanz of Cold Spring, Lynn (Alan) Buermann of Paynesville, John Svihel of St. Augusta, Karen (Rich) Buermann of Paynesville, Deb (Jason) Terwey of Albany; stepchildren, William (Carole) Fleischhacker of Forest Lake, Marge Schmidt of Oakdale, Mark (Deb) Fleischhacker of Vadnais Heights, Joyce Fleischhacker of North St. Paul, Brenda (John) Fowler of Shoreview; 22 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren, and brothers, Linus, Marvin, and John Schwagel.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Joseph, and granddaughter, Jacqueline Twining.

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