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Bernice Swoboda, 92

Bernice Margaret Swoboda, age 92, of Hastings, died Sunday, Oct. 13, at Regina Assisted Living.

Bernice was born Nov. 24, 1920, in New Trier, to Jacob and Emma (Gergen) Lucking. She was a 1938 graduate of Hastings High School and married Harvey J. Swoboda on Aug. 9, 1941.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Harvey; daughter Jane Swoboda Sterba; and brother Elmer Lucking.

Bernice is survived by her daughters Judith (Don) Peterson of Pine City, and Joanne (Dick) Vretstrom of Hastings; son-in-law Ken Sterba of Calif.; five grandchildren; three great-grandchildren, and niece Tracie (Lucking) Mortenson.

The funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. Martin Siebenaler will be held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 19, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. Visitation will be held one half hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in St. Agatha's Cemetery, Vermillion Township.

The family wishes to especially thank the Regina Senior Living staff.

Arrangements were made with Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings. 651-437-9419.

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