Louise Mary Schwoeppe

Mrs. Louise Mary Schwoeppe (nee Ruether), of Marthasville, passed away peacefully on Saturday, July 4, 2020, with her loving family by her side. She was born on Feb. 25, 1926, in Dutzow, the daughter of Oscar and Angela (nee Ballmann) Ruether. Louise had reached the age of 94 years 4 months and 9 days.

Louise was united in marriage to Marvin John Schwoeppe on April 8, 1951 in Dutzow. They celebrated 69 wonderful years together. Louise worked as a caregiver at the Emmaus Home in Marthasville. She and Marvin were very active members of the St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church for many years. She enjoyed quilting, sewing and embroidery. She also loved gardening and taking care of her flowers.

Her greatest joy came from caring for her children and spending time with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Louise was a loving wife, mother of seven, daughter, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and friend.

Louise was preceded in death by her parents, Oscar and Angela; siblings, Jerome Ruether, Urban Ruether, Margaret Holtmeyer, Anna Marie Wessel, and Thomas Ruether.

She is survived by her loving husband Marvin; seven children, James Schwoeppe and wife Myrna of New Haven, Allan Schwoeppe and wife Teresa of Marthasville, Linda
Schwoeppe of Marthasville, Dennis Schwoeppe and wife Linda of Krakow, Steven Schwoeppe of Marthasville, Donald Schwoeppe and wife Constance of Marthasville and Joanne Kozemski and husband Mike of Krakow; siblings, Joan Heggeman and Bernice Borgerding, both of Marthasville; 15 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren; other relatives and many friends.

A visitation for Louise will be held on Wednesday, July 8, 4-8 p.m. at Martin Funeral Home in Marthasville. A Mass will be held on Thursday, July 9, 10 a.m. at St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church, in Dutzow. Burial will follow at the church cemetery.

Memorial donations are preferred to St. Vincent DePaul Catholic Church or to the Marthasville Fire Department, c/o Martin Funeral Home, 510 E. Main St., Warrenton, MO 63383. Online condolences may be made at www.martinfuneral.net​.

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