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Mary Elizabeth (Feldman) Schweich

Posted By Ballard Sunder Funeral Home On September 10, 2019 @ 10:46 am In 2019,Obituaries | 58 Comments

Mary Elizabeth (Feldman) Schweich, of Prior Lake, passed away September 9, 2019 at the age of 61. A devoted wife, mother and friend, Mary made the most of every day and will be missed deeply by all who knew and loved her. A Visitation will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019 from 2:00 – 7:00 PM at Ballard-Sunder Funeral & Cremation (4565 Pleasant St. SE) in Prior Lake. Mass of Christian Burial is Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00 AM with visitation from 9:30 – 11:00 AM at St. Michael Catholic Church (16400 Duluth Ave. SE) in Prior Lake. Father Tom Walker will preside, and Mary’s nephews will act as pallbearers; Thomas Feldman, Joseph Hurley, Alexander Madson, Daniel Schweich, Jack Schweich & Samuel Schweich. Mary will be laid to rest at Credit River Cemetery.

On February 21, 1958, Mary Elizabeth Feldman was born to parents, Albert & Rita (Malecha) Feldman. Mary loved growing up on the family farm in Credit River where she developed a strong work ethic that served her well throughout life. After graduating from Prior Lake High School in 1976, Mary attended St. Catherine University in St. Paul and earned her bachelor’s degree in business. Mary put this degree to work soon after graduation at Mrs. Feldman’s desserts, a company she co-founded with her sister Cindy and later sold.

As a young woman, Mary was asked out on a date by Greg Schweich, another lifelong resident of Prior Lake, when he was home from college for Christmas Break. After dating for five years, Mary and Greg married on August 16, 1980 and have resided in Prior Lake ever since. Their marriage was blessed with three beautiful daughters, Sarah, Maria and Hannah, all strong women that Mary claimed to be her proudest accomplishments.

A close family, the Schweichs loved spending time on and hosting friends at the lake. Mary had an open-door policy at her lakefront home where it was common for impromptu gatherings to grow to 50+ people and to see Mary turn strangers into friends with her generosity and inclusive nature.

Greg and Mary enjoyed life on the go and kept a full social calendar of Viking games, college football road trips, country music festivals, various civic commitments and all things fun. They loved to travel, especially to the British Virgin Islands where they would sail from port to port. Partners in life and business, Greg and Mary built an integrated real estate company in Prior Lake that leveraged Mary’s marketing skills and 25 years of experience as an agent.

An infectious optimist, Mary viewed the good in the world. Her determination and drive could only be bested by her huge heart and selflessness. As a wife, she demonstrated the meaning of commitment and love. As a mother, she taught her daughters the importance of education and hard work. As a friend, she shared how to live life to the fullest.

Left to carry on Mary’s legacy is her husband, Gregory Schweich; daughters, Sarah (Ion) Skillrud, Maria Schweich and Hannah (Nate) Hanson; grandkids, Jack, Eloise, Henry & Olivia; father, Albert Feldman; siblings, Joe Feldman, Cindy (Paul) Hurley, Carol (Norm) Madson & Chuck (Sanna) Feldman.

Mary was greeted in Heaven by her mother, Rita Feldman and sister, Marge Feldman.

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Condolence from Jan Hertaus on September 10th, 2019 11:06 am

So sorry for your loss. Mary was a beautiful lady inside and out. Our Prayers and thoughts are with you during this sad time.
Roman and Jan Hertaus

Condolence from Jackie and Doug Madsen on September 10th, 2019 11:37 am

We are sending love and prayers to you all. Mary was a wonderful woman whose love and life will carry on with all of you.

Jackie and Doug Madsen

Condolence from Lisa Algren Kinsella on September 10th, 2019 12:06 pm

Dear Families,
We are so sorry for your loss. Mary was an amazing woman to all who knew her. We know she will be deeply missed by all of her friends and family. Sending much love and prayers.

Lisa (Algren) Kinsella and Bob Kinsella

Condolence from Nora Weir on September 10th, 2019 2:56 pm

She will always be remembered. We Katies loved her so!❤️

Condolence from Kathi Mocol on September 10th, 2019 3:36 pm

I’m so sorry for the loss of Mary to our community and all who loved and cared for her. She gave much of her time and talent to Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women by serving on the Board. We will miss her. Please accept my condolences and prayers for all of you.

Kathi Mocol

Condolence from Thom Telfer on September 10th, 2019 4:50 pm

Our deepest sympathies to your family for your loss. We cannot begin to understand what you are going through yet offer heartfelt condolences to the Schweich Family in this dark hour. We pray for serenity and peace and please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Thom and Susan

Condolence from Mark Niver on September 10th, 2019 6:10 pm

What a wonderful lady, friend, classmate, she is home now… and we will see her again. Until then take care of her family and fill their hearts with the Love of knowing she’s in Jesus arms

Condolence from Grans on September 10th, 2019 8:15 pm

We were very shocked and sadden to get the news about MARY. We send our love and prayers to the family and friends if MARY. Pat and Steve Grans

Condolence from Jo Marquardt on September 10th, 2019 8:49 pm

My deepest sympathy to .Greg and family. Unfortunely I’m out of town, but are with you all in spirit.
RIP Mary
Gods love, Jo

Condolence from Wendy Hirschey on September 10th, 2019 9:42 pm

I am deeply sorry to hear about Mary’s passing. She was such a vibrant woman. Your loss is unfathomable. Sending my sympathy and prayers.

Condolence from Tim and Bev Ostertag on September 10th, 2019 9:51 pm

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with the whole family during this difficult time. She will be dearly missed.

Condolence from Ray and Mary Navarro on September 11th, 2019 8:19 am

Greg and family,
So sorry for your loss. Mary was such a vibrant personality always upbeat, she will be missed but she would likely want all of you to live life to the fullest, as she did. We know it is a difficult time and may you find strength through your faith, family, and friends. Know that Mary will be your guardian angel until you see her again. Our prayers and thoughts to you and your entire family at this difficult time. May God’s mercy provide you with some comfort going forward.

Condolence from Jodi J See on September 11th, 2019 8:29 am

Mary was a smiling, happy joy to be around! Her laughter and love of life was something she shared without hesitation. She was on the board of directors at Southern Valley Alliance for Battered Women with me where I got to know her better over the last few years. She selflessly gave of herself, her time, talents and treasure to those in need and we were honored to have her on the board. She was dedicated to helping women and families trying to survive the horrors of abuse. She will be greatly missed and I am sorry for her loss by her closest family and friends. Sincerest condolences.

Condolence from Mike Stout on September 11th, 2019 9:41 am

We are so deeply sorry for your loss of Mary. Our hearts go out to you and your family.

There are no words that will ease the hurt or minimize the void that you are feeling. Please know, we are with you in thought and wish you comfort and peace as you remember Mary.

Mike and Michon

Condolence from Jim and Sue Butcher on September 11th, 2019 10:25 am

Our deepest sympathy for your loss – Mary always greeted me with a smile and a hug. She will truly be missed by all that worked with her, also the people that she helped in Real Estate and that’s not even counting all her friends. My only regret is that I wasn’t able to tell her how much I thought about her during her illness. Prayers for Greg and her beautiful Daughters and family – her Father and her sisters and family.

Condolence from Fonda Schmitz on September 11th, 2019 10:49 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. Mary was FOR SURE a light in everyone’s lives who knew her. She was always dancing around excited about life! Our hearts are broken & she will be missed tremendously. Love to all , Fonda & Ella

Condolence from Tracy and Mike Heller on September 11th, 2019 11:00 am

We are sooooo sorry and sad for your loss!!! Mary Beth had an infectious smile and personality! We are sending all of you lots of love, hugs and prayers!!! Love, Mike and Tracy Heller

Condolence from Caroline and Jerry jackson on September 11th, 2019 11:19 am

Sending much Love and Support to you Maria and your sisters and Dad. Mary is an amazing Mother and wife and so gracious. She was so kind and opened her doors and heart to all. Many prayers of support and love being said. Your a great family❤️❤️

Condolence from Jenny Reagan Mena on September 11th, 2019 11:21 am

Sending my deepest sympathies to both the Schweich and Feldman families during this time of grief and loss . Mary was a ferocious and vivacious woman . She was a bright light in any room you met her in. She was always SO proud of her daughters, her family, and took great pride in the community thrived in. Mary’s legacy will live on in her strong and vibrant daughters . My deepest sympathies to Greg, I always saw those two out together. Mary was a pillar of the community. It was an honor to have known her.

Condolence from John and Dana Skillrud on September 11th, 2019 11:55 am

Mary was indeed a special woman .We knew right away after meeting her that our son was marrying the right partner. We are all so blessed. Thanks Mary. Your presence will forever be with us.

Condolence from Jeanie Tutsch on September 11th, 2019 1:14 pm

We are so saddened and in shock by the news of Mary’s paasing. What a great lady she was and will be missed by so many. To Mary’s family, know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers during this truly difficult time. Fly High with the Angels Ms. Mary, until we meet up again. jeanie and Kyle Tutsch

Condolence from Leah Rost on September 11th, 2019 1:29 pm

My heart goes out to the family! Mary was such a wonderful person to be around. She was optimistic and always laughing. I am so very thankful for the time I spent with her. Mary will be missed by so many. Sending my condolences and love to all.

Condolence from Mike & Patty Streiff on September 11th, 2019 2:03 pm

So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. She was such a lovely person & will be missed by all. I’m sure Marge & Rita are welcoming Mary with more love & fun than we could ever imagine!! ❤️❤️❤️

Condolence from Jean Plourde on September 11th, 2019 2:37 pm

So sorry to hear that Mary as passed away. My condolences to Greg and the family. Mary will be dearly missed by family and friends. Mary was such a kind, loving person and aways had a smile which will be missed. RIP my friend Mary!

Condolence from Joyce & Rand Davis on September 11th, 2019 2:49 pm

Greg & Family, our deepest and sincere condolence. We will always remember her smile-smile-smile and her optimism of living life with joy in your heart. She will be missed, for sure, and leaves so many wonderful memories in the hearts of everyone she met.

Condolence from Becky Strupeck on September 11th, 2019 4:01 pm

My condolences to all of the Schweichs & Feldmans, especially Sarah, Maria, and Hannah. Your mom is in good hands

Condolence from Maureen E. Peterson on September 11th, 2019 5:01 pm

I have many fond memories of teaching Sarah, Maria, and Hannah at St. Michael’s. Mary & Greg were so involved with their daughters’ education. May God hold all of you in the palm of His hand and He won’t let go. My thoughts & prayers are with you.

Condolence from McKenzie Kemper on September 11th, 2019 5:14 pm

I cannot even begin to comprehend the loss of such a bright light. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

Condolence from Colleen Jeffrey on September 11th, 2019 5:35 pm

So very sorry for your loss

Condolence from Mary Gores on September 11th, 2019 6:02 pm

Heartfelt sympathy goes out to Mary’s family and all her friends. It was a pleasure to work with her and to have known such an energetic, fun loving woman. She will be deeply missed. God bless all of you.

Condolence from Lindsey Bonine on September 11th, 2019 6:09 pm

My condolences to Mary’s family! Although I only worked with her at Edina Realty a couple years, I always looked up to her sense of business, outgoing personality, and friendliness. She will be missed.

Condolence from Gail Biondich on September 11th, 2019 7:29 pm

Our hearts are heavy and we’re so sorry for your loss. Mary always made you feel good and she
had that sparkle in her eyes that made you smile! We’re at a loss for words, she will always be remembered and loved by all. Prayers for her and your family.

Condolence from Marc & Gail Biondich on September 11th, 2019 7:33 pm

Gregg and family, our deepest condolences to you on your loss. Mary was a beautiful person, full of energy and kindness and a joy to work with. Our thoughts and prayers for you at this difficult time.

Condolence from Merrie White Buono on September 11th, 2019 8:20 pm

I am so sorry for your loss! Mary was wonderful and my heart is so sad tonight. I am praying for your family. This is the saddest news. I will always think of her as Mary Beth…

Condolence from Maggie Baker on September 12th, 2019 7:50 am

I am shocked and saddened so much by the news of Mary’s passing. My love and prayers to all of you.
I pray that you all heal, as Mary was one of a kind and irreplaceable. She was an amazing person but most of all she was an amazing matriarch to your beautiful family.

Condolence from Sandra Warfield on September 12th, 2019 8:07 am

So sorry for your loss of Mary. I always enjoyed working with her. Everytime I picture her, she has a smile on her face. I hope you find comfort knowing she’s smiling bigger than ever in heaven.

Condolence from Alysse Lorence on September 12th, 2019 9:27 am

I am so saddened to hear of your mother/wife’s passing. Your mom was such a happy and bright person, I know her passing will leave a hole in your hearts. I hope you are able to remember all the good times and beautiful memories you made with her! My thoughts and prays are with you all during this difficult time!!

Condolence from Robin (Krueger) Martens on September 12th, 2019 10:37 am

Mary brought a ray or sunshine wherever she went. Heartfelt condolences to you all. She will be missed

Condolence from Shirley and Phil Larson on September 12th, 2019 12:08 pm

We were so shocked and saddened by the news of Mary’s passing. God Bless you Greg and family. May you find comfort in the memories.

Condolence from Dan Rogness on September 12th, 2019 12:08 pm

Greg and Family, I am so sorry to hear about Mary’s death. I worked for the City of Prior Lake for nearly six years, so I had the fortune of working with Mary at various times during my tenure there. She always had a bright smile and positive outlook! Greg, my deepest sympathy to you.

Condolence from MEG KROGFUS-MAY on September 12th, 2019 12:20 pm

My heart just hurts! Prayers and hugs to all of Mary’s Family. I will miss her big smile and hugs when we are out.
Loved her

Condolence from Kit and John Fucile on September 12th, 2019 3:04 pm

We are so saddened to hear of Mary’s passing. She lit up a room when she entered, she made everyone smile and feel important. I can’t even imagine the hole her passing will leave for all those lives she touched. Our hearts go out to you all. Hugs, Kit and John Fucile

Condolence from Billy Gabler & Family on September 12th, 2019 4:48 pm

My heart goes out to the Schweichs, Feldman family, and all their loved ones…

Mary and Greg were always together and having fun-I loved that about them and have always respected them for always keeping family and fun high on their list. To Greg and their daughters, I hope all of your fun memories sustain you through this very difficult time.

Condolence from Julie Vulk on September 12th, 2019 7:22 pm

Dear Chuck, Sanna and family,
So very sorry to hear of Mary Elizabeth’s passing. I have had all of you in my thoughts and prayers since our conversation on Saturday. May Mary Elizabeth rest in the everlasting arms of our dear Jesus. Julie

Condolence from Lonnie Kelly on September 12th, 2019 8:32 pm

Nothing shocked me more than hearing if Mary’s passing. My heart is hurting for Greg and the Girls.
I was privileged to work with Mary and Greg for many years and I also met her daughters. She was such an extraordinary person in that she made all of her clients feel they were the only ones she worked with. She gave whole heartedly to her community and anything she got involved with. She will be missed by many and I was so honored to have Mary’ in my life even for a short time period of time. Lonnie

Condolence from Luanne Kuboushek on September 13th, 2019 8:11 am

My condolences to the Schweich and Feldman families. I remember Mary fondly from my years at St. Michael School. She was a devoted mother to Sarah, Maria and Hannah.

Condolence from Jodie Sherer on September 13th, 2019 3:03 pm

My heart hurts for Greg and the rest of the family. I will always remember how kind she was to me when I started working at the office. Always smiling, always on the move! I find it so hard to believe she is gone physically but she will always be with you in spirit. Godspeed Mary, keep shining bright!

Condolence from Anish Buch on September 13th, 2019 3:27 pm

Maria and family,

So sorry for your loss! I had the good fortune of being welcomed at your warm lakeside home not so long ago. Such a wonderful, homely experience and so kind of you to host the team during such trying times.

Glad I had the honor of meeting Mary and saddened to hear of this so soon after.

Warmth, strength and patience to all of you!

Condolence from Kathy Norton on September 13th, 2019 8:29 pm

Sarah, wishing you and your family peace in this very difficult time.
Kathy Norton and family

Condolence from Susan Carlson-Minello on September 13th, 2019 8:38 pm

Dear Schweich And Feldman families,
Thinking of you at this very sad, difficult time,
-may the concern & sympathy of those who care help you through this difficult time…..With Deepest Sympathy and so many fond memories of Mary,
Sue Carlson Minello

Condolence from Linda Boegemann Schmitt on September 14th, 2019 6:29 pm

Greg , I extend my deepest sympathies to you and your girls. I am so sorry for your loss. You and your family will be in my prayers.

To the Feldman family , such sadness in hearing of Mary’s passing. God bless all of you.
Sincerely Linda Boegemann Schmitt

Condolence from Mark and Peg Montag on September 14th, 2019 8:12 pm

We are so sorry to hear the news of Mary’s passing. We knew Mary from college and through our son’s friendship with Maria who was a classmate. May God comfort your family in your loss.

Condolence from Mary Swanson on September 14th, 2019 9:25 pm

My deepest sympathies to Greg and family. I got to know Mary while I was a real estate agent. My prayers are with the family.

Condolence from Dave & Sue Rapley & family on September 15th, 2019 10:10 am

Dear Greg and family, we just saw the sad news of Mary’s passing. We are so very sorry for your loss. We were very fortunate to have known Mary and her beautiful light and spirit for many years. She will be sadly missed by all who had the pleasure of crossing her path. Please know we are holding you all close in our thoughts and prayers and sending you all our love. ❤️

Condolence from S. Marion Welter on September 15th, 2019 3:40 pm

Greg, I was so surprised to read the news of Mary. For me it brought memories of Mary’s elementary school days, and her vivacious and loving spirit. I never forgot her and you too, and always felt both of you would accomplish much in life. Her obituary proved that! Know my prayers are with you and all of the Feldman family.

Condolence from Colleen and Mike WRmka on September 17th, 2019 6:38 pm

So sorry to hear of Mary’s passing. Love and prayers to you all as you share memories of your life together.

Condolence from Randy Kroenke on September 20th, 2019 3:40 pm

I am very sorry to hear about Mary passing away. She was always a pleasure to work with and always had a smile on her face.

Condolence from Jacqueline Loui & Steve Spielman on March 7th, 2020 4:50 pm

Dear Greg, Maria, Hannah, and Sarah, and the entire Schweich and Feldman families,
Steve and I were so shocked to learn of Mary’s passing. She was one of the most vivacious, friendly, and joyful people we’ve ever met, and definitely one of the best cooks! Our hearts and prayers go out to all of you. We think fondly of Grandpa Cy and Grandma Kate, and all the other relatives of Prior Lake and nearby towns who have graced our lives, especially during the winter. Aloha to all of you.

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