Austin Richard Schwede, 26, of Fosston, MN passed away unexpectedly in his home Friday evening, June 24th, 2022.

Austin was born on May 22nd, 1996, in Grand Forks, ND to Jeannie Meine and Richard Schwede, Austin had previously lived in Crookston, Lengby, and most recently Fosston, MN. Austin was employed at CHS Inc in Crookston and has recently been transferred to Mahnomen, MN as a Certified Grain Inspector.

Austin attended high school in Crookston, and in Fertile, MN. During Austin’s high school days, he played football in the fall and had a passion for wrestling, which he had followed his uncle’s footsteps, and wrestled, he enjoyed going to his uncle’s home where he and his cousins practiced wrestling with his uncle’s coaching them all on the wrestling mat at his Uncle Lenny’s home.   Austin always had a love for music, he sang tenor in the Crookston High School Choir and in Pop Choir. Austin also met the love of his life, Naomi Henry, and since that day they have become inseparable.  Austin and Naomi united in marriage on the 28th, September 2019 at one of their favorite fishing and camping spots at Huot Park, Red Lake County, MN., and On March 28th, 2022, Austin and Naomi happily welcomed their new addition to their little family, Isla Mae that brought so much joy and life to Austin.

Austin was baptized into the Roman Catholic Faith at the Cathedral of Immaculate Conception in Crookston, MN. He was a member of the Crookston Eagles Club Aerie 873 since 2015. He was also a lifetime member of Western Minnesota Steam Thresher’s Reunion in Rollag, MN where he enjoyed time with his family as a child wandering the grounds selling newspapers and working in the printing press he worked alongside his siblings and cousins fun time for all.

Austin spent his free time hanging out with his buddies. He loved being outdoors whether he was fishing, hunting, four-wheeling, or sitting around the fire.  Austin was always the life of the party, the designated DJ with the best dance moves. Austin loved to experiment with new recipes, especially on the grill, he proudly wore his “BBQ-Dad” shirt while manning the grill.

Austin will always be remembered for putting his family and friends first. His brothers and sister looked up to him and he looked out for them. He was the best big brother in the world. Most of all he loved spending time with his wife, Naomi, and his daughter, Isla.

Austin is survived by his wife, Naomi, and his daughter, Isla Mae of Fosston, MN; his mother, Jeannie of Crookston, MN; his father, Richard of Crookston; siblings: Alyssa, Andrew, Alexander, PJ, all of Crookston; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Willard Meine and Frank Schwede; his, Grandmother Carol Schwede, father figure Loren P. Nesvold, and cousin Curtis Ritchie.