June C. Sweitzer

june sweitzer
June C. Sweitzer, age 79, of New Hampton, IA passed away on Monday, January 21, 2019 at Mercy Medical Center in New Hampton. Funeral Services for June will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, January 26, 2019 at Trinity Lutheran Church in New Hampton with Pastor Kevin Frey officiating. Burial will take place at New Hampton Cemetery following the funeral service. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00 PM on Friday, January 25, 2019 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home in New Hampton and will continue at the church one hour prior to the funeral service on Saturday. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed the family. June Carolyn was born March 4, 1939, the daughter of John and Ozelle (Ose) Hovick in Roland, IA. She attended and graduated from Roland High School. June continued her education at Waldorf College to pursue a degree in education. She taught Kindergarten in the Nora Springs and New Hampton School Districts. On December 12, 1965, June was united in marriage to Gary C. Sweitzer at Congregational United Church of Christ in New Hampton. The couple settled down and welcomed three children; Dennis, John and Carol. June and Gary enjoyed taking their family camping during summer and playing cards with other families during the winter. After Gary’s retirement in 1996, they became snow birds and wintered in Dade City, FL until his death in 2008. June devoted her life to her family, and church family. After the death of her eldest son, Dennis, June volunteered with St. Croix Hospice. She enjoyed baking and was known for her Holiday treats. Those left to cherish June’s memory are her son, John Sweitzer of Mason City, IA; her daughter, Carol (David) Hauser of New Hampton; two grandsons, Hayden and Gatlin; her sisters, Janet (Larry) Tantow of Rochester, MN, Julie (Bud) DeWees of Huntington Beach, CA and Bev (Mike) Oleson of Ft. Dodge, IA; brother-in-law, Ray (Audrey) Sweitzer of Cincinnati, OH; her sisters-in-law, Genny Sweitzer of New Hampton and Mary Zook of Sioux City, IA along with numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents John and Ozelle; her husband, Gary; son, Dennis and sister-in-law, Sharrol Trower.

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  1. Carol and family – my heart is broken for all of you. Your mom, June, is one of the kindest, most giving, loving people I have ever had the pleasure of knowing. Your mom made a difference in the lives of so many. She gave her time and talent to comfort families in hospice, at her church, wherever she went. She never said no and she loved her grandsons so completely. I loved spending time with her and learned much from her heart. She made the community a better place because she truly did as the lord wanted – she cared and cared in her actions of volunteering. She never complained and was always grateful for all she had. As a mom, she loved her children unconditionally. It was always a joy to be around her. She always left with a hug and a smile. God must have needed her more……

  2. Carol, Sending you love and praying for comfort for you at this delicate time. May Gods shalom blanket you and surround you. Sorry for your loss. Jill & Dennis Eike

  3. So sorry to hear about June. She was such a sweet lady and a great backyard neighbor. God bless you all.

  4. Carol and family – I was so shocked to see this today. We are sending our deepest heartfelt sympathy to all. Your Mom was the sweetest and caring lady’s I knew, I enjoyed visiting with her and always a smile.
    You’re all in our thoughts and prayers at this sad time, God Bless You.

  5. Carol and family- our deepest sympathies for your loss. June was a wonderful kind hearted person.. Enjoyed our back yard visits. She was a good listener and pray-Er. God rest her soul.

  6. Carol and family: My sympathy to you and your family, Carol. June was a very special person
    in your life and the lives of your boys. June will be missed. Sharon

  7. Heartfelt sympathy to June’s loving family ~ she dearly loved you all! I have been blessed to become a friend with June through her gifts of volunteering. When asked, she never said no…her heart was in the right place, always putting others first. May God comfort you all as you grieve the loss of one so dear. May special memories bring you peace and joy. 💕 Love, Francie

  8. I have wonderful memories of June from church events, Hospice volunteering, our road trips to various doctors, and just visiting. She was so kind and thoughtful. Prayers…

  9. June was such a wonderful, sweet woman who cared so much for family, friends and loved ones. She was a wonderful friend and snowbird partner with my parents. Deepest sympathies to June’s family. Michelle Wolfensperger and family (Ron Holmlund)

  10. My deepest condolences to you and your family . June had a warm heart and smile . You felt her love and compassion for others at all times . She loved voluteering and serving our St Croix Hospice patients anytime she could . She will be greatly missed .

  11. My deepest sympathy to all of June’s family. June was such a kind and loving person who gave so much of herself. She was a special friend. I’m sure she is rejoicing and singing with her beautiful voice in heaven.

  12. Sorry to hear of June’s passing. She sent me a very nice note the first year I taught in New Hampton. My sympathy to the entire family.

  13. June was such a lovely person. She was so kind and thoughtful of others! I will miss her friendship and her inspirational attitude. She loved her children and grandchildren so very much! My condolences to the families and until we meet again June, Rest In Peace. Deb Larsen

  14. To June’s family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this time of sorrow. May you have wonderful memories to look back on. June will be missed by many as she was a beautiful person inside and out. God be with you all.

  15. Dear John, we are terribly sorry to hear about the passing of your mother.
    Our heartfelt condolences go out to you and your family.
    May our Lord bring you peace and strength during this difficult time.
    Hang in there buddy, you are in our prayers! ~ Jim and Suzanne Quam

  16. My deepest sympathy to the Sweitzer family on your loss of June. June was a good hearted person and she enjoyed volunteering in many things in the community. Your in my thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. Jerry Zipse

  17. Carol & family, My deepest sympathy for your loss. Your Mom was such a dear, gentle person. She will be missed! Keeping you in my prayers!

  18. My heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of. I am so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort through the loving and happy memories that you share and those that you keep close to your hearts. May you also look to our loving Heavenly Father, the GOD of all comfort, to provide what you need at this very sad time. (2 Corinthians 1:3,4, Psalms 83:18). He promises us that very soon, “He will wipe every tear from our eyes and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:3,4, Isaiah 33:24. He also promises us that there will be a resurrection of our loved ones that we have lost in death, and they will have the opportunity to live forever in perfect health in Paradise right here on earth. (John 5:28,29, Psalms 37:10,11). What wonderful promises! Can you imagine a time on earth when there will be no more sickness, pain or death? May all of God’s promises give you a measure of comfort, peace, hope and strength. I personally found very comforting information on jw.org. when I experienced the loss of my parents and siblings.

  19. Our sincere & heartfelt sympathy for the family. June was a favorite person to Dr. Reams spoiling him with her scrumptious baked goodies for years!! We are so thankful that we happened to see her & have a short but delightful visit with her in the hospital December 2017. Heaven is truly a richer place now that she is there! Richard & Brita Reams

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