Gary L. Schweitzer (1944 - 2013)


WINTHROP – Gary Lee Schweitzer was born Dec. 10, 1944 at Oelwein, the son of John and Eleanor Rita Gaffney Schweitzer.
Gary was united in marriage to Mary Kremer on Nov. 28, 1964 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lamont. To this union were born two children: Lisa and Mark. They farmed northeast of Winthrop from 1964 until Gary retired in 2007. Gary also served as a Buchanan County Supervisor for 24 years.
Gary entered into his eternal rest on Sunday, April 14, at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids. He was 68 years of age.
He was preceded in death by his father John on January 16, 2010.
Survivors include his wife Mary of rural Winthrop; his son Mark of Postville; his daughter Lisa (Andy) Miller of Los Angeles, Calif.; his mother Rita Schweitzer of Cedar Rapids; two sisters: Joyce (Robert) Weger of Cedar Rapids and Geraldine "Gerri" (Paul) Hasley of Cedar Rapids.
Friends may call from 3 until 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 17 at the Fawcett Funeral Home in Winthrop and until 10 a.m. on Thursday.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, April 18 in St. Patrick's Catholic Church at Winthrop with Father Donald J. Plamondon officiating. Interment will be in Fremont Township Cemetery north of Winthrop.
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Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Apr. 16 to May 4, 2013