Bernice C. Swinton

Sep 26, 2020
Swinton Bernice 2


A private family graveside service was held in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery.


At the family’s request all memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice. 


Bernice C. Swinton, 98, of Waterloo, died Saturday, September 26, 2020 at Friendship Village Pavilion of natural causes.  She was born November 22, 1921 in Dyersville the daughter of John and Anna Weber Herting.  She married Harold Swinton on January 27, 1945 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Waterloo; he preceded her in death on December 18, 2008.

She and her husband were members of St. Edward Catholic Church and were married for 64 years.

Survived by: two sons, Dean (Juliet) Swinton of Waterloo, Duane (Jan) Swinton of Spokane, WA; a half-brother, Edward (Joann) Herting of Dubuque; four grandchildren and four great-grandchildren. 

Preceded in death by: her parents; her stepmother, Adele Herting; her husband, Harold; a daughter, Jacelyn “Jackie” Swinton; two brothers, Lawrence and Ray Herting; two sisters, Dolores Luloff and Jeanette Schmidt, and two half-sisters, Marian Hess and Lois Ecklund. 


Click here to send a private message to the family.


1 comment

Leave a comment
  1. Jessica | Sep 30, 2020
    I love you Bernice! I enjoyed the time I got to spend with you at the lodge. I will miss you!

    Leave a comment

    Locate Us

    Get directions to Kearns Funeral Service.

    Play button icon. Click to order flowers.

    Order Flowers

    Choose the arrangement and let us worry about the rest

    Play button icon. Click to order flowers.

    Plan a Gathering & 

    Celebrate a life that has been lived and has touched so many.

    Play button icon. Click to plan a gathering or celebration.

    Local Grief Support

    Find a support group to help you cope with grief.

    Play button icon. Click to plan a gathering or celebration.