In the early morning hours of Sunday, March 16, 2014, Isabelle Swirczynski joined her Heavenly Father in a place she’s been planning since childhood. She was born on February 6, 1917 in Muenster, Texas to a large, loving Catholic family. She is survived by sisters Florentine Pappas of Jacksonville, Florida and Ethel Metzler & husband Bill of Lindsey, Texas; daughters Vivian Burns & husband Bob of Naples, Florida, Alice Fly & husband Lyn of Plano, Texas, Coletta Moore & husband Jim of Haslet, Texas; daughter-in-law Cynthia Swirczynski of Tacoma, Washington & numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren & great-great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband Arnold Swirczynski; parents Mayme & Frank Trubenbach; brothers Harry, Frank & Alfred Trubenbach; sisters Alice Hellman, Veronica Neu & Hildegard Swirczynski; son Samuel Swirczynski & grandson Michael Swirczynski. Isabelle (who in her later years preferred to be called Isabella when she discovered that to be her baptismal name) was a headstrong lady with a joyful spirit & a love for “the good old days” & “the ways things used to be”. She was very dedicated to her Catholic faith & a long-standing member of Holy Angels parish in San Angelo, Texas, where she resided for 50+ years. At the insistence of her children, she moved into an assisted living facility in the DFW Metroplex & enjoyed her last years being close to the folks that meant the most to her. At Holy Angels Church, she participated in the quilting group & the Fifties Plus group where she enjoyed playing cards & dominoes. She was an accomplished seamstress & avid reader, loved to crochet, took pride in her yard & maintained a home with a door that was always open to family & friends. Isabelle was a staunch Cowboys & Texas Rangers fan, loved country music & kept up with current affairs. The family sincerely thanks her caregivers at Villagio of Carrollton. Special thanks to the Eucharistic ministers from St. Catherine of Siena parish in Carrollton, Texas for their dedicated spiritual service to Isabelle & the other Catholic residents at Villagio. Isabelle will be greatly missed & forever loved by her family & friends. A memorial service is pending to be held at Holy Angels Church in San Angelo, Texas.
A funeral Mass for Isabelle Swirczynski has been scheduled for April 26, 2014 at 10:00 AM at the Holy Angels Catholic Church located at 2309 A & M, San Angelo, TX 76904. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Isabelle’s charity, The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs http://www.volunteer.va.gov/
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