Jeffrey Christian Schwantes
Schwantes, Jeffrey Christian 58, of Minneapolis, died of natural causes Sunday, May 1, at Villa of Bryn Mawr nursing home. Jeffrey was born October 25, 1963, in Denver, Colorado to Stanley and Jean (Christian) Schwantes. He graduated from Armstrong High School in 1982. Jeffrey attended St. John's University and the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Jeffrey was an energetic and talented individual who spent the majority of his adult life in residences for the mentally ill. He was a caring man who enjoyed listening to music and talking. His favorite conversations were about his extended family and talking about the many adventures he had as a young man. In recent years, even as his physical health deteriorated, he greeted visitors with a kind smile. He is survived by his father, Stanley; stepmother, Valerie Toelle; sister, Julie (Steve) Boman; nieces, Lara, Maria, and Sophia Boman; and many uncles and aunts and cousins. He is preceded in death by his mother, Jean; and four grandparents, Martha and Irwin Christian, and Myrtle and Norman Schwantes. Jeffrey's family would like to thank the many caregivers and medical providers who helped him during the past 35 years. Jeffrey was buried at Lakewood Cemetery in Minneapolis at a private ceremony. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, July 23 at 11 AM at Golden Valley Lutheran Church, 5501 Glenwood Ave, Golden Valley. Visitation will start at 10 AM. Memorials are preferred to Vail Place or NAMI. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996
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