Mary K. Swerczek
Mary Swerczek passed away Monday, August 29, 2022, at Elk Ridge Assisted Care in Omaha, Nebraska, on hospice care, surrounded by family and loved ones.

Mary Katherine Frahm was born in Manning, Iowa, to John and Alma (Schrum) Frahm on January 1, 1941. It is a bit of a miracle that Mary entered this world, because her father and mother were of a rather advanced age (for the time) of 51 and 38. Her three half-sisters, Helen Enenbach, Laverne Bjorndahl, and Marian Vajcner, were fully grown when she was born, so she grew up like an only child. Mary was confirmed at Zion Lutheran Church on April 3, 1955. She loved her black cat Nicki, played clarinet, and sang alto in high school, graduating in 1959 from Manning High School. One of her best memories of her teenage years was spending a summer helping her dad tear down a barn at his farm.

After graduation from Manning High School in 1959, Mary moved to Omaha, Nebraska, to study at the Nebraska School of Commerce, and worked at Western Electric. In Omaha she met the love of her life, Don Swerczek. Don and Mary were married on August 31, 1963. They soon started a family and entered the whirlwind of raising three boys.

Mary was an avid sports fan and loved going to Husker football games and baseball games at the College World Series. She also loved to travel and spoil her grandchildren. She was a perfectionist with an attention to detail. This may have caused Don occasional heartburn whenever she pointed out that he had missed a belt loop. But this same drive produced a neat, warm home, very thoughtful gifts, and beautiful, delicious dinners on the holidays.

Mary was dutiful to her Christian faith and strived to impart that faith to her boys. She had a sincere interest in others. Her devotion to family and friends reflected God's love for us all. Mary is survived by her loving and devoted husband of nearly 59 years, Don, Omaha; children Mike (Paula) Omaha, Brad (Danielle) Omaha; grandchildren, Nick (Isabelle), Alex, Grace, Ian, Andrew, and Piper; and many nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Alma Frahm; son David (Katie); and sisters Helen, Laverne, and Marian.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM, with a prayer service at 7 PM, Thursday, September 1, 2022, at Heafey Hoffman Dworak Cutler at 7805 W. Center Rd Omaha. Mass of Christian Burial will be Friday, September 2, 2022, at 10:30 AM, St. Vincent de Paul Catholic Church, Omaha. Internment will take place after lunch in Resurrection Cemetery in Omaha.