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May 3, 2018 Byron C. Sweeting
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

1929 - 2018

Byron C. Sweeting, 88, of Riverside, passed away on Monday, April 23, 2018, at the University of Iowa Hospital and Clinics. Funeral Mass was held Tuesday, May 1, 2018, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Riverside. Burial was in the Mt. Olivet Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established at the funeral home in Byron’s name.

Byron Chauncey Sweeting was born Oct. 17, 1929, in Riverside, Iowa, the son of Arthur P. and Anna K. (Stebral) Sweeting. He graduated from Riverside Public High School. On Nov. 20, 1948, Byron was united in marriage to Dorothy Maxine Stransky at St. Mary’s Church in Riverside. He was a farmer and carpenter.

Byron was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Iowa City Moose, Iowa City Eagles and a social member of the Riverside V.F.W. Post 6414.

Byron enjoyed cutting and clearing timber, working livestock, butchering and smoking his own meats, mushroom hunting, tinkering in his shop, playing cards, socializing with friends as often as possible, gardening, canning, dancing, traveling, going to the casinos and attending his children and grandchildren sporting events at school with his wife, Dorothy. But most of all, he dearly loved to spend time with family.

Byron is the husband, father, grandfather, and great grandfather of 108 family members by which he will be deeply missed, including his children: Jerry (Marge) Sweeting of Riverside, Ron Sweeting and special friend, Kathleen Sadler of Iowa City, Keith (Penelope) Sweeting of Riverside, Carol (Kevin) Kidwell of Solon, Connie (Doug) Shalla of Kalona, Judy (Rick) Gerot of Ainsworth and Arthur (Shari) Sweeting of Riverside; 25 grandchildren: Jeremy (Lora) Sweeting, Dan Sweeting and special friend, Ashley Keasling, Brent Sweeting, Betsy Sweeting, Brook Sweeting, Amanda (Scott) Yeggy, Benjamin (Shelly) Sweeting, Anthony (Angie) Sweeting, Jennifer (Jason) Schlabaugh, Heather (Gregory) Koch, Matthew (Courtney) Kidwell, Lindsey (Travis) Meade, Kelsey (Patrick) Swancutt, Heidi (Luke) Miller, Nicholas (Jayna) Shalla, Jason Shalla and special friend, Beth Morris, Stefaney (Justin) Lawrence, Courtney Shalla, Ryan Gerot, Tyler (Nikki) Gerot, Brittany (Rob) Redlinger, Amy (Henry) Vazquez, Tina Milder, Anna (Brent) Schneider and Haley Sweeting; and 51 great-grandchildren.

Byron was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Dorothy of 69 years on Feb. 25, 2018; great-grandson: Augustine Wyatt Koch; and sister: Inez (Burley) Franck.

Online condolences for the family may be sent to www.lewisfuneralhomes.com. The Sorden-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Riverside is caring for Byron’s arrangements and his family.

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