John Schweitzer


CEDAR RAPIDS - John Clifford Schweitzer, 91, died Jan. 16 at his home in Cedar Rapids. He was born June 29, 1918 on the family farm in Fremont Township north of Winthrop, the son of William and Elizabeth Lucinda Sickles Schweitzer. He married Rita Gaffney on December 27, 1943 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Winthrop. To this union were born three children: Gary, Geraldine, and Joyce. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers Dale and Bill Schweitzer.
Survivors include his wife Rita of Cedar Rapids; his son Gary (Mary) Schweitzer of Winthrop; his two daughters: Geraldine (Paul) Hasley of Cedar Rapids and Joyce (Robert) Weger of Cedar Rapids; six grandchildren; six great grandchildren: two brothers; two sisters; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, January 19, 2010 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Winthrop. Interment will be in St. Patrick's Cemetery at Winthrop.Friends may call from 3 PM until 7 PM Monday, January 18, 2010 at Fawcett Funeral Home in Winthrop. A scripture service will begin at 7 PM. To send a message to the family go to under obituaries.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Jan. 19 to Jan. 22, 2010