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Darrel W. Schweitzer Jan. 16, 1953 - Sept. 13, 2008

REDWOOD FALLS -- Darrel Wayne Schweitzer, 55, of Redwood Falls died Saturday at Sunwood Good Samaritan Care Center in Redwood Falls, after a five-year battle with cancer.

A private service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Nelson-Martin Funeral Service of Redwood Fall.

He was born Jan. 16, 1953, in Williston, N.D., to Kenneth and Evelyn (Fossum) Schweitzer. The family moved to Carrington, N.D., where he grew up and graduated from Carrington High School in 1971. He graduated from North Dakota State University as a registered nurse and worked at St. Luke's Hospital in Fargo, N.D.

He married Barb Dunwoodie on April 27, 1973. He moved to the Twin Cities in the early 1980s and worked as a registered nurse in Cardiac ICU, home health, and as a triage nurse. He moved to Redwood Falls last year.

He is survived by his daughter: Amanda (and AJ) Klein; one granddaughter; his mother; siblings: Karsten Schweitzer, Charlotte (and Howard) Nelson, LeaEllen (and Harvey) Rutherford, JoNell Schweitzer, Lori (and Mike) Durant, Kristine (and John) Drake and Terri (and Neal) Letcher.

He was preceded in death by his father.