Shirley M. Sweitzer

shirley sweitzer
Shirley Sweitzer, age 74 of New Hampton, IA passed away Wednesday, March 23, 2011 at her home in New Hampton. Shirley Mae Sweitzer was born to Oscar and Stella (Ross) Randall on September 16, 1936 in New Hampton. She attended New Hampton Public Schools. Later, she worked as a pin setter at the bowling alley, Little Butchs Caf, and provided in-home day care for many years. On May 24, 1958 Shirley was united in marriage to Veryle Sweitzer at the Congregational United Church of Christ in New Hampton. Shirley continued to live in New Hampton to the present. She enjoyed playing cards, fishing, bowling, dancing, going for car rides, and spending time with family. Shirley was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ in New Hampton. Shirley is survived by her children, Shelly (Jeff) Krall of New Hampton, Sherry Westendorf of Webster City, IA, Tracy (Lorrain) Sweitzer of Guelph, Ontario, Canada and Tom (Laurel) Sweitzer of New Hampton; her grandchildren, Dustin (Tara) Krall, Tangela (James) Jensen, Brandon Westendorf, Marissa Van Wyk, Brianna Westendorf, Dustin Sweitzer, Jarren Sweitzer, Emma Sweitzer, and McKenzie Sweitzer; her great-grandchildren, Nevaeh Jensen, and Zachary Jensen; her step-sister, Arlene (Roy) Peterson of Eugene, OR; her brothers, Glenn (Lucille) Randall of Dike, IA, Oscar Randall, Jr. of Waterloo, IA, Larry (Irma) Randall of Winthrop, MN, and Duane Randall of New Hampton; her sisters, Joan (Tim) Wood of Waverly, IA, Marilyn (Marv) Njus of New Hampton, Connie (Chuck) Speicher of New Hampton, and Diane (Michael) Olson of Charles City, IA; her sisters-in-law, Ruth Randall and Snookie Randall both of Waterloo; along with many nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death were her parents; her husband, Veryle on September 21, 1994; her sisters, Darlene, Betty, Lois, and Marge and her brothers, Kenneth and Robert. Memorials: Memorials may be directed to the family. Cemetery: Burial will be in New Hampton Cemetery at New Hampton. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4:00-7:00 pm on Sunday, March 27, 2011 at Conway-Kolbet Funeral Home in New Hampton, and will continue at church one hour prior to the service on Monday. Service: Funeral services for Shirley will be held at 10:30 am on Monday, March 28, 2011 at Congregational United Church of Christ with Pastor Laura Hucke officiating.

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  1. Diane and family, You have been in our prayers through all that you have been through recently. We will continue to keep you in our thoughts and prayers.
    Ed and Sandy Shekleton

  2. Sweitzer Family
    Just wanted to let you know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. If you need anything remember we are just a phone call away.
    Thinking of you….
    Gary, Sondra, Trevor and Megan

  3. My husband and I would like to convey our deepest sympathy to the family and friends of your beloved Shirley. We would like to share with you something that has brought us much comfort at a similar time in our lives. John 11:14-44 shares with us the experience of Jesus resurrecting Lazarus here on earth before the very eyes of those he loved. We can only imagine the tears of joy when we too are reunited with our dear loved ones. (John 5:28,29) Shirley will surely be missed by many of those who’s lives she shared, remember the experiences you shared together and learn from them, hold them close to your heart and cherish them. May you find comfort from those who surround you at this very difficult time. Our sincere condolences to all of you

  4. Our heartfelt sympathy to all the family members Shirley leaves behind. The neighborhood won’t be the same without her smile and “hello” anytime we passed her home.

  5. Shelly, Sherry, Tracy & Tom–Just wanted to let you know that you all are in our thoughts and prayers during this time. I remember in the late 80’s when I lived above your parents. Shirley & I would sit outside on the front steps and chat. Take care. Deb Thorne, Ashley Deetz & Steve Gossling.

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