VULCAN — Ada Marie Schwamlien, 80, of Vulcan, died Tuesday, Feb. 11, 2020, at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility in Powers.
She was born in Norway on July 27, 1939, the daughter of the late Joseph and Geraldine (Cronick) Zychowski.
Ada graduated from Vulcan High School in 1957.
She married Bob Schwamlien on March 2, 1957, at St. Barbaras Church in Vulcan. They were married for 58 years when Bob preceded her in death on Sept. 16, 2015.
Ada worked at Dickinson County Memorial Hospital for 14 years.
She enjoyed spending time with her family, cooking, baking, crafts, sewing, crocheting and listening to country music.
Ada is survived by her children, Robert (Lisa) Schwamlien Jr., Monica (Guy Finn) Zanon, Brian Schwamlien, and Jon (Pamela) Schwamlien; 12 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; sisters, Rita (Edward) Rozine, Kay (Terry) Backlund and Denise (Richard) Westcott; brothers-in-law, John Palmcook and John Opolka; sisters-in-law, Alice (Ray) Kristoff, Shirley (Dennis) Grinstiener and Dora (Fred) Hoppe; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her sisters, Diane Palmcook and Judy Opolka.
The family would like to thank the staff at Pinecrest Medical Care Facility for the compassionate care they provided to Ada for the last five years.
Family will greet friends from 10 a.m. to noon Thursday, Feb. 13 at St. Barbara Church in Vulcan.
A Memorial Mass will be celebrated at noon at the church, with Fr. Timothy Ekaitis, presiding.
Interment will be at the Norway Township Cemetery in the spring.
Condolences to the family of Ada may be expressed online at www.ortmanfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements were made with the Ortman Funeral Home in Norway.