Edward C. "Ed" Sweerin

Jul 21, 2021
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Memorial Services 10:30 am Tuesday, July 27, 2021 at St. Mark's United Methodist Church (610 South Evans Road, Evansdale, Iowa)


Memorial Visitation 4:00 - 7:00 pm on Monday, July 26, 2021 at Kearns Funeral Service




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Edward C. “Ed” Sweerin, 85, of Evansdale, died on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at home. 

Ed was born on April 24, 1936 in Iowa City, the son of Edward J. and Edna (Stricker) Sweerin. 

Ed served in the United States Army from 1956 until his honorable discharge in 1958. 

He married Barbara Niedert on August 10, 1957 at the Little Brown Church in Nashua.

He worked as a mason for various companies over the years including Lockard Construction and Sweerin Brothers Masonry. 

Ed was a member of Raymond United Methodist Church. He loved the outdoors and spent much of his free time hunting, fishing, camping and playing horseshoes. He also enjoyed going to auctions and playing cards.

Survived by his wife, Barbara Sweerin of Evansdale; two sons, Greg (Barb) Sweerin of Evansdale and Dave (Tami) Sweerin of Dinsdale; two daughters, Vicky (Brian) Halstead of West Union and Sheila (Aaron Konigsmark) Sweerin of Minneapolis, MN; eleven grandchildren, Cory (Libby), Chris (Lisa), Brianne (Ray), Mitch (Mandy), Matt, Doug (Sami), Emily (Phil), Colleen (Bryce), Logan (Matt), Kristen, and Kaitlyn; twelve great-grandchildren; four sisters, Marlys “Tootie” Murray of Waterloo, Rolene Whitesell of Janesville, Marta “Marty” (Larry) Bockholt of Fairbank, and Marlene Smith of Parkersburg; brother, James (Brenda) Widner of Jesup; and brother-in-law, Larry O’Brien of Elk Run Heights.  

Preceded in death by his father, Edward Sweerin; mother, Edna Widner; two stepmothers, Tily and Ruth Sweerin; stepfather, Ben Widner; brother, Melvin “Boots” and his wife, Vivian Sweerin; sister, Darlene O’Brien; and two brothers-in-law, Ted Whitesell and Jim Smith.

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  1. Gail E Mueller | Jul 27, 2021


    I am so sorry to here of your lose. I always enjoyed speaking with Ed about construction jobs we had worked on. He will be missed by all. I won't be able to attend the service because I have to have Robin at hospital for eye surgery.


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