Steve Swendson and Kay Schuetz were married April 20, 1968, at St. Ann’s Catholic Church, Hiawatha.
Steve graduated from Atchison County Community High School, Effingham, and Kay from Hiawatha High School, Hiawatha.
Steve was in the Army and is a farmer and cattleman.
Kay worked at Horton Bank, was a stay-at-home mom, and now works for Jackson Farmers Cooperative, Effingham.
Their children are Travis Swendson, Valley Falls, Stephanie and Rusty Frakes, Valley Falls, and Ryan and Jaime Swendson, Effingham. They have five grandchildren.
They reside in Effingham.