Carl E. "Bud" Swaim

Jun 4, 2018
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10:00 AM, Saturday, June 9, 2018 at Cedar Valley Church, 3520 Ansborough Ave., Waterloo


4:00 to 7:00 PM, Friday, June 8, 2018 at Locke Funeral Home, 1519 West 4th St, Waterloo and for an hour before services at the church


Mount Olivet Cemetery, Waterloo


to the family


Carl E. "Bud" Swaim, 85, of   Waterloo, died Monday, June 4, 2018 at UnityPoint Health—Allen Hospital of  natural causes.

He was born Aug.  12, 1932, in  Mason City, son of Abram and Dorothy Peterson Swaim. He married Verlynn "Lynn" Beal in Mason City on Dec.  19, 1953.

Bud attended school in Mason City and worked for John Deere for 31 years, retiring from the PEC as a dyno operator. He served for 10 years in the U.S. Army Reserves.

He was a member of  Cedar Valley Community Church, served 25 years with the Black Hawk County Sheriff Reserves, 30 years on Veridian Credit Union board of directors and was a longtime member of UAW Local 838.

Survived by: his wife; three daughters, Carla (Gene) Schaefer of Gilbert, Lorrie (Dave) Oldenburger of Readlyn and Susan Uhlenhake of Waterloo; a son, Dan Swaim of Waterloo; 10 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.

Preceded in death by: his parents; two brothers, Ronald and Harlan; two sisters, Karen DeMaris and Diane Ott; a son-in-law, Tom Cozart; and a great-granddaughter, Piper Schaefer.

Carl was a true family man. He was happiest when spending time with his family especially his grand- and great-grandkids.

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  1. Lori McGowan | Jun 08, 2018

    Oh Carla, I am so sorry.  I remember lots of stories you told about your family and you were always laughing when you told them.  Sending a big hug.


  2. Cindy Stuve | Jun 07, 2018

    Carla, Lindsey, and family:

    I am so very sorry for your loss. My Dad passed away at the same hospital:(  I will be thinking of you all as you celebrate his life and are together as family this weekend! My deepest sympathy!

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