Neila Sawatzke, 60, formerly of Clarkfield passed away at her home in Boyd on Tuesday, May 8, 2012.
Memorial Services were held Friday, May 11 at the Lynner Funeral Home in Clarkfield, officiated by Pastor Larry Olson.
Neila D. Sawatzke was born November 1, 1951 in Camp McCoy, Wisconsin. She was adopted by Arthur and Frances (Carlson) Werner in 1955. She grew up on the Werner family farm in Omro Township of Yellow Medicine Co.
She graduated from Clarkfield High School in 1969. Neila enjoyed woodworking, playing cards at Senior Citizen’s and attending AA classes and brunches. She was a wonderful mom, grandma, great grandma, sister, wife and friend to all.
Neila is survived by her children: daughter Melissa (Bob) Wheeler of Twin Brooks, South Dakota and son Kevin Richardson of Montevideo. She is also survived by 10 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, foster brother, Tim (Werner) Blue and Ron Sawatzke. She was preceded in death by her parents Arthur and Frances Werner.
Arrangements were by Lynner Funeral Hone of Clarkfield, jhlynner.com.