In loving memory of

Elliot M. Swart
October 1, 2002 - August 29, 2019

Elliot Michael Swart, 16, passed away on Thursday, August 29th, 2019 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident.

Elliot was born on October 1, 2002 to Ed and Christine Swart.

Elliot went to Montessori and was entering his Junior year at Winona Senior high, he played Saxophone in the School Band and was on the Soccer team.

Elliot enjoyed many adventures, camping with Ian and his Dad, riding horse with Mom and hunting with Grandpa Mike.

Music was his real passion, he taught himself to play guitar and was currently in a local band.

Elliot was determined , thoughtful and had a wry sense of humor and a no nonsense approach to life.

He had active social life and his many friendships meant the world to him.

Elliot is survived by his parents, Ed Swart and Chris (Andy) Masterpole; brother, Ian; step sisters, Zoe, Mia and Ava Masterpole; Grandparents, Mike and Jeanne Florin; Aunts and Uncles, Liz and Issac Rue, Mike (Erin) Florin, Ron (Masako) Swart, Loren Swart, Mark Swart; and cousins, Max, Delilah, Nick, Andy, Marcus, Katie, Joe, Kumi, David, and Caymen.

He is preceded in death by his Grandparents, Lowell and Marilyn Swart.

A Memorial Service will be held at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2019 at Hoff Celebration of Life Center led by Funeral Celebrant Jenny Hoff. Visitation will be from 3:30 p.m., until the time of the service. Please leave a memory of Elliot and view his video tribute when it becomes available at Hoff Celebration of Life Center, Goodview, is assisting the family.

Goodbye Elliot, we will listen for your song and miss you every day of our lives.


Ruthann Manlet wrote on Sep 3, 2019:

"Zoe and family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this so difficult time. Please know your U of M family is thinking of you."

Ainhoa U. wrote on Sep 2, 2019:

"I only met you at the end of this road while you were getting ready to start a new path but your departure has left a deep impact. I hope you can find a way to show your presence to your loving mother and to all of your family and friends, I hope that somehow, you can tell them that you are still there, watching for all. ¨Do not judge a biography by its length, Nor by the number of pages in it. Judge it by the richness of its contents Sometimes those unfinished are among the most poignant Do not judge a song by its duration Nor by the number of its notes Judge it by the way it touches and lifts the soul Sometimes those unfinished are among the most beautiful And when something has enriched your life And when it?s melody lingers on in your heart Is it unfinished? Or is it endless?¨ (Unknown)"

Sara Cone wrote on Sep 2, 2019:

"I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers and peace. Sara Cone"

Mark Haen wrote on Sep 2, 2019:

"Ed, I can't imagine. You guys and Elliot are truly in my thoughts and prayers. Mark Haen"

Carol and Jim Bromeland wrote on Sep 1, 2019:

"I remember Elliot and Ian coming with their mom to gatherings that we had at our house in Houston. We so enjoyed his good manners and ability to fit right in with others there, including the adults! He was just such a good kid..period! The world will miss so much what you had to contribute, Elliot. Love to his mommy and all of his family in this most difficult time."

Michael and Joan Otte wrote on Sep 1, 2019:

"His brief life shined bright. He was so fortunate to have such loving and devoted parents. His loss has left so many hearts aching - I know ours are. Love to you all. Joan and Michael Otte"

Lisa Campbell wrote on Aug 31, 2019:

"Ed, Chris and sorry to hear about your precious Elliot. Praying for you all...Al, Lisa, Nathan & Jadon Campbell"

Kate (Swart) Beradino wrote on Aug 31, 2019:

"Ed, Chris, and Ian- I?m at a loss for words. My heart is breaking for you. I know Grandma and Grandpa will take care good of him. Love you all very much."

Jean Westlund Chase wrote on Aug 31, 2019:

"Dear Ed, Chris & Ian My family, including Howard Westlund, & Trea (Petey) and her family are praying for you guys. Our hearts break for you all. You will be in our prayers. The Swart Family were Carrington ND when we grew up. Love you guys. Jean Westlund Chase w family."

Mary (Ellinghuysen) Feller wrote on Aug 31, 2019:

"Chris & family my heart breaks for you. You are in my prayers and thoughts. Mary (Ellinghuysen) Feller"

Jennifer Rogers Hocum wrote on Aug 31, 2019:

"To the boy who kissed my daughter under the slide in kindergarten, thanks for making your Mom and I laugh at that, your wistful smile and what a good friend you have been to Nadia since kindergarten won't be forgotten. To your parents, thank you for raising a good human being. We are all missing you more than words convey. Chris, Ian and Ed know that we are thinking of you and sending our love today and in the days to come. We will keep our good memories of Elliot alive."

Jennifer Rogers Hocum wrote on Aug 31, 2019:

"To the little boy who kissed my daughter underneath the slide in kindergarten thank you for making your mom and I laugh about that and for your sweet wistful smile, you have been such a good friend to Nadia since kindergarten, we are all missing you more than any words can convey. We will keep all of our good memories alive of you. Chris, Ian and Ed we are thinking of you now and in all the days to come. Sending our love."

Sherry Russeau wrote on Aug 31, 2019:

"My heart is deeply saddened for you Ed . You are in my thoughts . "

Kathy wrote on Aug 31, 2019:

"Words can never express our sadness for the loss of Elliot. He was a devoted friend and a kind, gentle soul. You all will continue in our daily thoughts and prayers. His presence will be missed by so many. "

Dee Rolfson wrote on Aug 31, 2019:

"There is no pain greater than losing your child. I am so sorry you have to go through this. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Erling & Dee"

Ron & Masako wrote on Aug 31, 2019:

"Masako and I are so sad that we all lost Elliot and there are no words sufficient to address the sorrow and grief that Ed, Chris and Ian are experiencing. We are praying for you."

Mike Puetz wrote on Aug 31, 2019:

"To Chris and family my heart goes out to you. Too soon too young. Godspeed to all of you. He watches over you now. "

Nicholas Swart wrote on Aug 31, 2019:

"To Ed, Chris and Ian, my heart goes out to you during this difficult time. Elliot was a beautiful person, a wonderful son and a loving brother. He is irreplaceable. I am truly sorry that I could not have been there for him more than I already was. He will be greatly missed."

Michele Voelker wrote on Aug 31, 2019:

"I will cherish the memories of you and Ian playing together with Tayvian. I love you so much Ian and Chris. I?m so very sorry to all of you. Ed, Chris, Ian, my heart is broken for all of you. Love and prayers."

Nicholas Swart wrote on Aug 31, 2019:

"So sad to lose you, my youngest cousin, my father's youngest nephew, my grandparent's youngest grandchild. I know grandpa and grandma are taking care of you now Elliot, just as they always have. Rest well and be at peace. Love you little guy."

Cyndi Florin wrote on Aug 31, 2019:

"I can't believe I was just there with all of you. I am so sorry for the loss of this wonderful young man. My thoughts prayers and love to all of you. Cyndi and Alexandria "

Tammy Barth wrote on Aug 30, 2019:

"In our thoughts and prayers. Hold your memories near. RIP Elliot"

Deb Larson wrote on Aug 30, 2019:

"My heart breaks for you Chris and Ian. He will be greatly missed. Deb Larson"