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August 4, 2021

6/21/2021 7:43:00 AM
Services pending for Mildred Allen, 88, of Stewartville

Mildred M. Allen, 88, of Stewartville, died on Tuesday, June 15, 2021 of natural causes at Mayo Clinic Rochester-St. Marys Campus.
Mildred Marie Gettman was born on Aug. 21, 1932 in Kossuth County, Iowa to John and Blanche (Rich) Gettman. She grew up in Garner, Iowa where she attended Garner High School, graduating in 1950.
Mildred was married on Oct. 8, 1957 in Spring Valley to Gerald W. Swygman. The couple made their home in Stewartville. Mildred was a homemaker and was employed parttime at the Stewartville Care Center. Gerald was employed at Mayo Clinic in Rochester. Mr. Swygman died on Nov. 2, 1980.
Mildred was married on Sept. 11, 1982 to Paul Allen. They made their home in Carthage, Tennessee where they lived for many years. Mildred was a past member of the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah's Witnesses both in Spring Valley and in Carthage. She was a current member of the Rochester congregation. Paul died on Feb. 10, 2019, and Mildred returned to Stewartville to live near her sons. She enjoyed crocheting, feeding and watching the birds and travelling. She loved time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mildred is survived by her three sons, Keith (Colleen) Swygman of Stewartville, Joel Swygman of Rochester, and Craig (Audrey) Swygman of Tigard, Oregon; a stepson, Richard (Ruth) Allen of Hickory, North Carolina; seven grandchildren, Brad Swygman (April Rankin-Thurman), Brent Swygman (Candy Niewoehner), Derek Swygman, Alison Swygman, Emily (Tyson) Freier, Corissa Swygman and Jeremy Swygman; eight great-grandchildren, Rylee, Braelin, Tatum, Finn, Natalie, Frederick, Kendrick and Jace; one sister, Lavonne (George) Grover of Waterloo, Iowa; two brothers, Floyd Gettman of Luena, Iowa and Art (Donna) Gettman of Columbia, Missouri; and nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, Gerald Swygman and Paul Allen and her parents.
Arrangements for an online memorial service for Mildred are pending.
Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray Funeral Home in Stewartville. Condolences and memories of Mildred are welcome at

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