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Viola Schwartz, age 90, of Aberdeen, and formerly of Huron, died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004, at Avera St. Luke's Hospital at Aberdeen.

Her funeral service was held Thursday, Dec. 30, at the Welter Funeral Home in Huron, with Rev. Linda Renaud officiating. Burial was at Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery.

Viola Marvel was born on April 21, 1914, to Edward and Florence (Morris) Marvel near
Wessington. She grew up in Wessington where she attended school and graduated from Wessington High School in 1934.

On April 27, 1934, Viola married Raymond Schwartz. Shortly after their marriage they
moved to Huron. Vi worked at J.J. Newberry Department Store for many years, retiring in 1979.

She was a former member of First Presbyterian Church, and the Garden Club, and
presently a member of First United Methodist Church, Huron Area Senior Center and

She loved being able to spend time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Her many interests included flower and vegetable gardening, canning, cooking, sewing, knitting, crocheting, reading, playing solitaire and doing crossword puzzles. She entered many of her home-cooked recipes at the S.D. State Fair and received numerous blue ribbons over the years. She also liked to go camping and fishing with her husband, Ray. Her joyful companion in her later years was "Charlie," her Irish Setter.

She is survived by one daughter, Shirley Peters of Glendale, Arizona; two sons, Dale
Schwartz of Oceanside, California, and Kevin (Cheryl) Schwartz of Aberdeen; 11 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Robert (Phyllis) Marvel of Aberdeen, William Marvel of Lake Byron, and Luverne "Louie" Marvel of Huron; two sisters-in-law, Hazel Marvel of Sioux Falls and Betty Marvel of Wessington.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Raymond on October 27, 1983; four brothers; one sister; four sisters-in-law; and one brother-in-law.
Viola Marvel Schwartz
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