Jessie C. Swain, 87

Published 10:34 am Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Jessie C. Swain, 87, of Austin, Minnesota, died peacefully on Sunday, July 12, 2015, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Home in Austin, surrounded by her loving family.



Jessie Clare Duncomb was born Sept. 15, 1927, in Fillmore County, Minnesota, to William and Myrtle (Lindfield) Duncomb. She attended school in District 86, York Township. On Sept. 3, 1949, Jessie was united in marriage to George Swain in Austin. The couple raised four sons. Jessie enjoyed her role as wife and mother to her children, as well as her job at Hormel Foods. She spent her free time gardening, doing puzzles, reading and playing cribbage. A member of Oakland Baptist Church where she served on the Women’s Circle, she also volunteered at the senior center and delivered the Mower County Shopper for many years.

Jessie is survived by her sons: Tom Swain of Northfield, Minnesota, Charles Swain of Owatonna, Minnesota, Robert Swain, also of Owatonna, and John (Helen) Swain of Spring Valley, Minnesota; former daughter-in-law Teressann Swain of Albert Lea, Minnesota; seven grandchildren: Russel, William, Jennifer, Jessica, James, Ruby, and Benjamin; three great-grandchildren: Xander, Corrianna, and Nevaeh; her sister Luella (Einar) Unseth of Lester Prairie, Minnesota; brother-in-law Howard Ness of Barron, Wisconsin; many nieces, nephews; other relatives, and friends.

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She was preceded in death by her parents William and Myrtle Duncomb; her husband George Swain in 2003; two brothers; and five sisters.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, July 18, 2015, at the Worlein Funeral Home Chapel in Austin with Pastor Bernie Boldt officiating. Visitation will be held from 4 to 7 p.m. on Friday, July 17, 2015, at Worlein Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service on Saturday. Interment will be in Grandview Cemetery. Memorials can be directed to Oakland Baptist Church. Services prearranged and performed by Worlein Funeral Home of Austin. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at