|Remembering Elizabeth (Betty) Schwanz|
Elizabeth J. (Betty) Schwanz, retired employee at Student Health Services, died March 24, in Valley Eldercare Center, Grand Forks. She was 84.
Schwanz, daughter of Charles and Agnes (Hogan) Blackmore, was born Jly 7, 1922 in Grand Forks. She attended St. Michael's Catholic School and graduated from St. James Academy in Grand Forks. Upon the completion of her education, she began working at the Dakota Hotel where she met Willard Schwanz. They were married on May 11, 1956 in St. Michael's Church.
Schwanz worked at the Ryan Hotel, the Elks Club, the Knights of Columbus, the American Legion and other veteran's establishments. AFter earning her Certified Addiction Counselor certificate from UND, she was employed at Northeast Human Services for several years. Later she was employed at Student Health Services at UND until her retirement.
Schwanz was an avid bowler and golfer. Her joys were her grandchildren. She was known to "Bubba" to them and loved to have them over for swimming and pizza on weekends. She loved following her grandchildren's sporting events at Grand Forks Central as well as being a Fighting Sioux fan.
She is survived by son Timothy (Pam) Schwanz; daughters, Tammy (Tim) Anderson and Jodi (Todd) Mischler, all of Grand Forks; six grandchildren, two great grandchildren, sister Colleen (William) Grassel, and several nieces and nephews.
Schwanz was preceded in death by her husband Willard, infant daughter, Holly; her parents; brother, Duane "Spud" Blackmore; sisters, Ethel "Junior" Pariseau, Patricia Silvey and infant sister Loretta Blackmore.
Services are at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 29, in the Gregory J. Norman Funeral Chapel, South Washington St., Grand Forks. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. in the Funeral Chapel.