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Gladys M. Swartz, 91, of Colfax, passed away on Wednesday, October 3, 2018, at Dove Healthcare in Bloomer.

She was born on November 21, 1926, in the Town of Howard to Theodore and Elizabeth (Jirgl) Wolf.  Gladys graduated from Bloomer High School in 1944.  On May 21, 1946, she married Joseph Swartz in Cooks Valley.

Gladys was a longtime member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley where she played the organ for more than 25 years.  She enjoyed reading, playing cards, embroidery, and gardening.

Gladys is survived by eight children, David (Jane) of Colfax, Diane (Chris) Paulson of Martinsburg, WV, Roger (Debbie) of Bloomer, Gerald, Allen, and Gary Swartz all of Colfax, Janet (Alex) Myrman of Chippewa Falls, Pamela (Mike) Hoyland of Colfax.

Also by grandchildren, Aaron (Cynthia) Paulson of Martinsburg, WV, Kimberly (Robb) Cropp of Baltimore, MD, Joshua (LeAnn) Swartz of Two Rivers, WI, Nathan (Seija) Swartz of Colfax, Stephanie (John) Abbe of Chippewa Falls, and Steven (Tracy) Swartz of Colfax.; 12 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents her husband of 67 years, Joseph; and two sisters, Irene Samens and Sharon (Lester) Zenner.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, October 11, 2018, at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Cooks Valley with Father Victor Feltes and Deacon Dan Rider celebrating the Mass.  Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home in Bloomer and one hour prior to mass Thursday at church.  A Recitation of the Holy Rosary will begin at 9:40 a.m. Thursday at church.  Burial will be held in the church cemetery.

Schriver-Thompson Funeral Home & Chippewa Valley Cremation Services in Bloomer is serving the family.  To express condolences online please visit

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