Charlotte Swoboda

Charlotte Swoboda
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Charlotte Elizabeth Spindler Swoboda, 91, of Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, November 25, 2015, at her home at the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows Apartment Community, Belleville, IL.

Charlotte was born on September 12, 1924, in St. Louis, MO, the third and youngest daughter of Victor Spindler and Bertha Jury Spindler. Charlotte grew up in Cahokia, Illinois, and later Dupo, Illinois; she attended Holy Family School, and then graduated in May, 1942 from Dupo Community High School. On August 13, 1949, she married Ed Swoboda.

Ed and Charlotte moved from Dupo to a farm in East Carondelet in 1953, where they raised four children: Rodney, Julianne, Thomas, and Melissa. In 1964 the family moved to a farm in Nashville, IL, where Ed and Charlotte also opened and jointly managed Farmers Mid-County Feed Company. Charlotte was a member of St. Ann’s Parish in Nashville, where she continued to attend weekly novena as she had since she was 19. As their children grew up, Charlotte and Ed enjoyed family trips across the United States, faithfully watching the St. Louis Blues, and opening their home to family and friends during the holidays.  After Ed’s death, Charlotte moved to the Shrine of Our Lady of the Snows in Belleville, where she was an active member of the Apartment Community for almost 10 years, enjoying movie nights, exercise classes, and Friday night card games.

Charlotte was preceded in death by her parents, Victor Spindler and Bertha Jury Spindler; her sisters, Eula Spindler Touchette and Helen Spindler Masera; and her husband, Edward Swoboda.

Surviving are her children Rod (Eileen) Swoboda of Des Moines, Iowa;
Julie (Jim) Borrenpohl of Okawville, IL,
Tom (Sandy) Swoboda of Nashville, IL,
and Melissa (Doug) Dolan of Des Moines, IA;
her grandchildren Lucas (Debbie) Borrenpohl,
Erin (Brad) Luechtefeld,
Zachary Borrenpohl,
Seth (Nicole) Swoboda,
Frank Swoboda,
Tyler (Stephanie) Swoboda,
Catherine Swoboda,
and Christopher Dolan McIntyre;
and her great-grandchildren, Harrison and Owen Borrenpohl,
Raegan and Lydia Luechtefeld,
Ainsley Swoboda
and Violet Swoboda.

In lieu of flowers, the family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, to the American Cancer Society, to the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate at the Shrine of our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL, to the American Lung Association, or to Family Hospice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. Saturday, November 28, 2015, at the Apartment Community Chapel at Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:15 a.m. Saturday, November 28, 2015, at the Apartment Community Chapel at Our Lady of the Snows, Belleville, IL.  Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery, Dupo, IL.

Condolences Left For Charlotte Swoboda

Our hearts and prayers are with your family. She is at peace with the lord.

Your room mate,


Liberty Belle Quirk, Belleville, Illinois, 62220

Tom,to you and all the family I express my deepest sympathy.I always enjoyed seeing your mother and father years ago at the feed mill.

Bill Biehl, Belleville, Illinois, 62221

Rod and family: Our sympathy to you and your family. May God grant you His Grace, Strength, and Peace. May your memories bring you peace.
Jim and Jan Stillman

Jim and Jan Stillman, Emmetsburg, Iowa, 50536


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