Carol Jean Swoboda, age 80 of Colby passed away on Thursday, May 3, 2018 at the Marshfield Medical Center. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, May 17, 2018 at 11:00 AM at Christ Lutheran Church in Abbotsford with Reverend Don Bruce officiating. Inurnment will be in the Colby Memorial Cemetery. Family and friends are welcome from 9:30 am until time of service Thursday at the church. The Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford is entrusted with arrangements.
Carol was born May 21, 1937 in Chicago, Illinois the daughter of George A. and Loretta B. (Conrad) Koedtke. She received her education at Athens Elementary School and was a graduate of Athens High School. Carol was a secretary in Minneapolis, MN, before moving back to Abbotsford. Her marriage to Arthur L. Swoboda took place on June 8, 1984 in Elko, NV.
Carol enjoyed reading, gardening, cooking, music and she loved her dogs and visiting with family.
Carol will be sadly missed by her children: Allen (Karen) Swoboda of Sheldon, Renee (Dale) Reed of Champlin, MN, Wendy (Mike) Picott of Fridley, MN and Terry Swoboda of Hastings, MN. She is further survived by her grandchildren: Matthew (Cassie), Nichole, Dallas, Jacob (Brittany), Kelsey (Ryan), Taylor, Tyler and Brodey and great-grandchildren: Kaitlyn, Maverick, Ashlyn, Brycen and future baby M.
Carol is preceded in death by her parents and her husband: Arthur L. Swoboda on January 1, 2003.
In lieu of flowers memorials can be made to the Clark County or Taylor County Humane Society.
Family and friends may express online condolances to www.maurinaschilling.com