Cover photo for Charl Swiggum's Obituary
Charl Swiggum Profile Photo
1936 Charl 2021

Charl Swiggum

July 27, 1936 — June 27, 2021

Charl Susan Swiggum, 84, formerly of St. Charles died Sunday evening, June 27, 2021 at Seasons Hospice House in Rochester. Charl was born July 27, 1936 in Austin to Charles and Bernice (Hillson) Ellis. Charl married Bobby Skalisky August 22, 1954. They made their home in Blooming Prairie where Bobby and Charl operated the Cozy Inn Café. In 1973 they moved their family to Rochester where they managed the Sweden House restaurant, later managing the kitchen at the Rochester Eagles Club. Charl worked as a waitress at Michaels Restaurant for many years. Bobby died March 24, 1990. On November 20, 1992 Charl and Fred Swiggum were married. They made their home in St. Charles. Fred died June 7, 2016. She had been an active member of Faith Lutheran Church in St. Charles.
She later moved to The Waters on Mayowood in Rochester and recently entered Seasons Hospice.
Charl Susan Swiggum, 84, formerly of St. Charles died Sunday evening, June 27, 2021 at Seasons Hospice House in Rochester. Charl was born July 27, 1936 in Austin to Charles and Bernice (Hillson) Ellis. Charl married Bobby Skalisky August 22, 1954. They made their home in Blooming Prairie where Bobby and Charl operated the Cozy Inn Café. In 1973 they moved their family to Rochester where they managed the Sweden House restaurant, later managing the kitchen at the Rochester Eagles Club. Charl worked as a waitress at Michaels Restaurant for many years. Bobby died March 24, 1990. On November 20, 1992 Charl and Fred Swiggum were married. They made their home in St. Charles. Fred died June 7, 2016. She had been an active member of Faith Lutheran Church in St. Charles.
She later moved to The Waters on Mayowood in Rochester and recently entered Seasons Hospice.
Charl is survived by three children; Scott (Beth) Skalisky, Belinda (Steve) Priebe and Brian (Monica) Skalisky, grandchildren; Josh Skalisky, Ashley Priebe (TJ Haliburton), Nick Priebe, Jena and Rachel Skalisky, a brother, Chuck (Sylvia) Ellis, step-children; James (Nancy) Swiggum, Lola (Jerry) Mueller, Lori (John) Deutschman and Ralph Swiggum, step-grandchildren; Christopher, Scott and Lynn Swiggum, Ryan and Brent Carlson, Michael Deutschman, Chelsea Jensen, Allison and Nicole Swiggum and several step great-grandchildren. Charl was preceded in death by her husbands Bobby and Fred as well as a son Robin.
Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 6, 2021 at Hoff Funeral Service in St. Charles with Reverend Christopher Chatelaine-Samsen of Faith Lutheran Church officiating. Burial will follow in Blooming Prairie Cemetery. A visitation will be from 10 a.m. until time of services at the funeral home. Please share a memory of Charl at her online guestbook and view her video tribute, when it is available at www.hofffuneral.com. Charl's family prefers memorials in lieu of flowers to Faith Lutheran Church in St. Charles and Seasons Hospice. The family would like to send a heartfelt thanks to the staff at The Waters, Seasons Hospice as well as Dr. Lilia Ponton for the wonderful care that everyone provided for our Mother and Grandmother.

Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

10:00 - 11:00am

Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service - St. Charles

519 St Martin Ave, Saint Charles, MN 55972

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Service

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Starts at 11:00am

Hoff Funeral and Cremation Service - St. Charles

519 St Martin Ave, Saint Charles, MN 55972

Plant Tree

Enter your phone number above to have directions sent via text. Standard text messaging rates apply.

Visits: 9

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the
Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

Service map data © OpenStreetMap contributors

Send Flowers

Send Flowers

Plant A Tree

Plant A Tree