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Frances M. Schwab

Feb 27, 2021

Mar. 23, 1942 – Feb. 11, 2021

Frances M. Schwab, 78,

of Devils Lake ND passed

away on Thursday, Febru-

ary 11, 2021 at her home

in the loving care of her


Frances Marie (Volk)

Schwab was born at the

Good Samaritan Hospital

in Rugby ND, to Christine

(Keller) and Christian

Volk on March 23, 1942.

She was baptized and

confirmed at St. Anselm’s

Fulda Parish. Growing up

on the family farm and at-

tending Country School

Ness #1, grades 1 through

8 and attending high

school in Rugby, graduat-

ing in the class of 1960.

Frances moved to De-

vils Lake in the fall of

1960 and began employ-

ment at the Lake Region

Clinic from 1960 to 1962.

She was united in mar-

riage to Richard Schwab

on September 8th, 1962.

They were blessed with 2

sons, Kent and Kyle. Her

family was the light of her


Frances began employ-

ment at Mercy Hospital as

an OB Technician in

1968. Many long-lasting

friendships were made

during that time and

many babies were born

who are now having ba-

bies of their own. She be-

gan employment at Altru

Clinic Lake Region in

1993. Retiring in 2008,

she enjoyed so many sim-

ple things in life; she

loved to visit their son in

Phoenix and also accom-

pany Richard transporting

vehicles for the Chrysler


She enjoyed reading,

crocheting, and tending to

her flowers every sum-

mer. She loved having

Holidays with her family.

She had a great love for

all animals and had many

pets in her lifetime. Fran

especially enjoyed her

birds which she kept well

fed both winter and sum-


Fran was a member of

St. Joseph Church and

member of the Infant of

Prague Circle.

Fran’s loving family in-

clude her husband

Richard; sons Kent and

his family (Jackie and

children April, Bradley

and Allie) and Kyle; sis-

ters Delores Isakson;

brother Richard (Lois)

Volk and many nieces,

nephews and their fami-


She was preceded in

death by her parents

Christian and Christine

Volk, sisters and

brothers-in-law Elizabeth

(William) Meyer, Dorothy

(Earl) Solem, John Isakson

and Duane Schwab,

sisters-in-law Marlene

Volk and Geneva Schwab,

niece Jacque Schwab and

twin nephews Jerry and

Billy Meyer.

As per Fran’s wishes

and the COVID restric-

tions, there will be no ser-

vices at this time.

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