A funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Monday, May 15, 2017 at Ramsey Reformed Church, Titonka. Visitation will be held from 2 to 4 PM on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at Oakcrest Funeral Services in Titonka.
Phyllis Georgiann (Swyter) Baade, daughter of George and Tena (Meyer) Swyter was born January 5, 1936 in rural Titonka. She attended school at German Township #4 and Titonka Consolidated School graduating in 1954. She also took a Clerical Course at the Mankato Commercial College, Mankato, MN.
On April 29, 1955, she was united in marriage to Alfred Baade at the Ramsey Reformed Church. They made their home in the Titonka area. She was a homemaker and she worked 26 years as a Teachers Aide at the Titonka Consolidated School.
Phyllis loved gardening and square dancing. She especially enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Phyllis was a very faithful woman. She was baptized and confirmed at the Ramsey Reformed Church, where she remained a lifetime member having served as a Catechism and Bible School teacher, held various offices in the R.C.W. and was a Ruth Circle member. She enjoyed music and sang for over 50 years in the Ramsey Senior Choir. Phyllis was also a member of the Titonka Care Center Helpmates and the VFW Auxiliary.
Phyllis died Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at the Titonka Care Center, Titonka. She was 81.
She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Alfred; daughters, Cynthia "Cindi" (Wesley) Sweedler of Williams, IA, Maria (John) Hillgartner of Fort Madison, IA; grandchildren, Elizabeth Sweedler of Algona, IA, Kyle Sweedler of Williams, IA, Lindsey Hillgartner of Ankeny, IA, Vance Hillgartner of Fort Madison, IA; sisters, Juniece Beenken of Titonka, IA, Johanna Meinders of Buffalo Center, IA, brother-in-law, Ray Baade of Titonka, IA and many nieces and nephews.
Preceding her in death are her parents; step-father, Harm Kettwich; sisters, Berniece Kellie, Thresa Baade; brother, Herman Kettwich; brothers-in-law, Eugene Beenken, Alvin Meinders and Herbert Beenken, Francis Kellie; sister-in-law, Anna Kettwich.
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To the family of Phyllis,
Wanted you to know our thoughts and prayers have been with you during the last few months. Her struggle is over, and now she is completely healed and in the presence of her Lord and Savior! May God bring comfort and strength through the difficult days ahead!
Paul and Cheryl
Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May wonderful memories bring you comfort and peace. Bob & Sheila Stecker
Was so sadden hearing of Phyllis's passing. Alfred You have my deepest sympathy, you are in my thoughts and prayers for healing, as I know it will not come quickly. Phyllis was always such a nice person, always had a way of making you feel special. RIP sweet lady. Dave Buffington
I am so sorry for your loss. The loss of those who are dear to us is never easy to accept. May God provide peace and comfort to your family during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4)
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.
Just found this out makes me very sad. I will always remember the times her and I had when Juniece gave me a perm we used to wander the farm over. My heart goes out to all of you and makes me so sad when another cousin is gone My prayers to all. Arlys
My thoughts and prayers to all of you. I was so blessed to have known and cared for such a wonderful person. I will truly miss her.
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