Leona Mae Swanson Schell, joined her parents Rudolph and Ethel Swanson in Heaven on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at 5:53 p.m.
Leona Mae Swanson Schell, joined her parents Rudolph and Ethel Swanson in Heaven on Tuesday, July 3, 2018, at 5:53 p.m. She was surrounded by family and prayed for by those that desperately tried to get to her. Leona chose to be cremated so there will be no viewing. Services will be held at the Gilbertson Funeral Home, Devils Lake on Friday, July 13 at 1 p.m. with Reverend Jim Paulson, Pastor St. Olaf Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will follow at Devils Lake Cemetery. Leona loved yard work and grew many flowers. She spent many hours being comforted by her pets. The family requests donations be made to Turtle Mountain Animal Rescue, Rolla, ND, in her name. Thank you to all who touched her life. She was loved by many and always looked forward to meeting with each and every one of you. Leona is survived by; her husband, Donald J. Schell; daughter, Audrey and (Paul) Eads; son, John and( Lorrie) Sandberg; stepdaughter, Adell Starkovich; step-son, Donald Schell Jr.; grandchildren, Dale (Amanda) Ellingson, Cody (Julie) Ellingson, Tonya (Nick) Knudson and Molly Starkovich; great-grandchildren, Andrew, Ethan, Aaron, Makayla, Ayden, Abby, Preston, Cole, Alonah, Lena and Alyssa; great-great-granddaughter, Luna; sister, Viola M. Dionne; sisters-in-law, Ruth Swanson, Diane Schell, Rossie Streifel, Audrey Schell, Kay Schell and Darlene Schell; brothers-in-law, Gerald Schell and Harlon Schell; several nieces and nephews. Leona was 84 when she started her new adventure. She was greeted in Heaven by; her parents, Rudolph and Ethel Swanson; brother, Leo Swanson Sr.; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Eva Schell; brothers-in-law, Jack Schell and Fritz Streifel; granddaughter, Amanda Jenson.