Age 97 of South St. Paul, MN. Formerly of Argyle MN.
Isabelle Cecile Riopelle Swanson was born to Belle and Lawrence Riopelle on July 16, 1920 on the family farm near Argyle, MN. Isabelle married her high school sweetheart, Allard Swanson, on January 3, 1944. Isabelle and Allard were blessed with three daughters, Mary Ellen, Susan Kay, and Kay Marie. Isabelle was a wonderful mother and homemaker who loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was active in St Rose of Lima Catholic Church, as a foster grandparent, and with many other volunteer organizations. She loved entertaining and playing card games with friends. Isabelle made people laugh! She was an avid Minnesota Twins and Vikings fan. Isabelle was fun loving, kind hearted, caring and enjoyed life. At age 97, Isabelle passed away peacefully with her family by her side. She will be missed and fondly remembered forever. Isabelle is survived by Mary Ellen (Tommie Milton Sr.), Susan (Mason Hjelle), Kay (Marlon Lagred); grandchildren, Sara (Mike Kohn), Nick (Joa Hjelle), Zach (Heidi Lagred), Alexa (Nick Wirgau); step grandchildren, Almarie, Tommie Jr., Schannell, Randy, and Troy; great-grandchildren, Quinn, Myles and Madilyn Lagred; sister, Jean Ann Landreville; brother, Leonard Riopelle; sisters-in-law, Lois Dufault, Anna Mae Swanson, Margery Bockli; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Isabelle was preceded in death by her husband, Allard Swanson; parents, Belle and Lawrence Riopelle; brothers, Elfay Riopelle & Richard Riopelle.
Mass of Christian Burial 10:30 AM, Friday, October 13th, at the Church of St. Patrick, 3535 72nd St, Inver Grove Heights, MN. Visitation one hour prior to Mass at church. Special thanks to HealthEast Hospice and Vista Prairie staff for their loving care.