WKEB Obituaries Blog

Frank Sweda

FRANK SWEDA, age 92, of Lublin, WI, passed away on Tuesday, July 28, 2020 at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. Private funeral services will be held at Holy Assumption Orthodox Church, in Lublin, with Fr. Hermann Klarr officiating. Burial will take place in the parish cemetery with Frank's nephews serving as pallbearers. Visitation for the public will only be held at Thorp Funeral Home on Sunday, August 2, 2020 from 5pm to 8pm, with a 7:30pm Panikhida service.


Frank Sweda was born on January 8, 1928 in Lublin, WI, to Matt and Anna (Paraschak) Sweda. He was raised on the family farm, and received his education at Forest Lake School. After completing his education, Frank took over the family farm in the Town of Roosevelt. He farmed and drove school bus for the Gilman School District for over 50 years.


He was a lifelong member of Holy Assumption Orthodox Church and served in various capacities throughout the years.


Frank had many interests, but especially enjoyed deer hunting, playing baseball and softball in his younger years, and was a devout Chicago Cubs fan.


He is survived by three sisters: Kathryn Blumel of Des Plaines, IL, Nettie (Jim) Kowalczyk of Boyd, WI, Pauline (Ray) Lewan of Lublin; two brothers: Harry of Lublin and Don of Rolling Meadows, IL; two sisters-in-law: Judy Sweda of Colby and Georgia "Tootsie" Sweda of Thorp; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.


Frank was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters: Mary Terlecki, Ella Kaye, Helen Janetzke, Julie Roback; and five brothers: John, Steve, Joe, Bill and Andrew Sweda; and his best friend and lifetime companion, Marcella Budrus.


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