February 6, 1923 - March 29, 2015


Mass of Christian Burial will be 12:00 noon, Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Esther C. Schwindel, age 92, who died peacefully Sunday surrounded by her family at Assumption Home in Cold Spring. Inurnment will be in the parish cemetery.

Relatives and friends may call from 10:00 – 11:45 a.m., Wednesday in the Church Narthex. Arrangements are with Wenner Funeral Home in Cold Spring.

Esther was born in Albany, MN to Stanley and Antonia (Hofmann) Yunik. She married Warren Schwindel on May 20, 1950 in Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. Esther was a nurse and worked in many places including the Richmond Hospital, St. Cloud VAMC, St. Cloud Hospital and later at Assumption Home. She enjoyed cooking, entertaining, gardening, fishing, golfing, and playing cards. She loved her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and being with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Warren; daughter, Debbie (Michael) Kaufman; grandchildren, John Kaufman, Megan (Chris) Matt; great-grandchildren, Brianna and Aubrey Matt; sister, Martha (Robert) Houck.

She was preceded in death by her parents; siblings, Ray Yunik, Ervin Yunik, Stella Fleishmann and Clara Theis.