Harlan Schwerin

Sept. 29, 1927-May 21, 2018

WOOD LAKE — Services for Harlan George Schwerin, 90, of Marshall, formerly of Wood Lake, will be 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Posen Township, rural Wood Lake. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. Friday at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial will be in the church cemetery. The Sunset Funeral & Cremation Association is caring for the family.

Harlan Schwerin joined his Savior on May 21, 2018, after a short illness.

He was born Sept. 29, 1927, in Echo. He graduated from Echo High School in 1946 and joined the army in 1948. He and Carol Brockman were married in 1953, and lived in Alabama for a year while finishing his military service. An army veteran of the Korean War, Harlan loved to share stories with family and friends. The couple then returned to Wabasso in 1954 to begin farming. In 1964 they moved to Wood Lake to settle on the family farm. Harlan farmed on the homesteaded farm until his retirement in 1998. He took great pleasure in shared stories, card games, fishing and fun conversations with his 11 grandchildren and took great pleasure in their many achievements. He and his wife developed close communities of friends at a lake retreat near Glenwood over many years and in Alamo, Texas, during the 15 winters spent there.

Survivors include his three sons, Clayton, Roger and Dave (Diane); his daughter Kaye (Donald) Wothe; grandchildren, Michael (Selam) and Garrett Schwerin, Kevin (Beth) Schwerin and Kari (Joe) Griffin-Harte, Dani (Erik) Stonestrom, Desi (Joe) Labat, and Dana Schwerin (fiancé Mark Colliflower, Jr.), Austin, Jillian, Nicole and Grant Wothe; seven great-grandchildren; and sister, Myrtle (Trudy) Paskiewicz.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carol; his parents, George and Myrtle Schwerin; and his sisters, Corliss and Beverly.

Blessed be his memory.

Memorials preferred to:

St. Luke’s

Lutheran Church

Children Education Fund

5597 130th Ave.

Wood Lake, MN 56297

Struthers Parkinson’s


Schwerin Memorial

6701 Country Club Dr.

Golden Valley, MN 55427

Attn: Beth Warner