The funeral service for Dagny Schwendemann was a private family service on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, at Immanuel Lutheran Church. Burial was held at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Starbuck.

A live stream of Dagny’s service can be viewed on the Starbuck Funeral Home website; scroll to the bottom of Dagny’s page and click the link.

While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to accommodate gatherings of up to 250 people. The use of face masks by attendees is required, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep our facility clean. For those who prefer or require continued precautions, webcasting and/or livestreaming is available in most situations.

Dagny Irene Schwendemann was born on Jan. 27, 1934, to Thormod and Bertha (Schultze) Brevig on the Brevig Family Farm in Blue Mounds Township five miles southwest of Starbuck. She was baptized on Feb. 28, 1934, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Starbuck by Pastor Nels Forde. During the winter of 1936, Dagny and her family had to quarantine at home because of the Scarlet Fever. Dagny was unable to see her sister, Adeline, during that time and lost hearing in one ear because of special treatments used to treat Scarlet Fever. From the fall of 1940 through spring of 1948, she attended school in District 42, which was half a mile from her home. She was confirmed on April 4, 1948, and graduated from high school at WCSA-Morris on March 30, 1952. That same year she was united in marriage to Walter “Sonny” Schwendemann on Sept. 6, 1952, at Immanuel Lutheran Church by the Rev. Forde. The couple lived on the Otteson Farm for the next 15 years. There they were blessed with five children, Jon, Dan, Nancy, Jane and David. They then moved to the “home farm” in February 1968. Soon after, they were blessed with another son, Glen, and in 1971, a daughter, Susan. Susan passed away on April 3, 1971. Dagny’s husband, Walter “Sonny,” passed away on Nov. 19, 2018, after 66 years of marriage. Dagny lived at Holly Ridge for the past three years of her life.

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