Verlynn R. “Lynn” Swaim

Mar 16, 2021
Swaim, Verlynn Crop


11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 20 at Cedar Valley Church, 3520 Ansborough Ave, Waterloo, IA 50701


One hour prior to the services at the church


Burial at Mount Olivet Cemetery.


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     Verlynn R. “Lynn” Swaim, 83, of Waterloo, died Tuesday, March 16, 2021 at Cedar Valley Hospice Home in Waterloo.

     She was born July 27, 1937, in Hanlontown, daughter of Cecil A. and Lorna M. Mensink Beal. She graduated from Mason City High School. Lynn married Carl E. “Bud” Swaim December 19, 1953 in Mason City; he died June 4, 2018.

     She worked as a school bus driver for the Waterloo Community School District although her most important job was being a mom.

     She was a member of Cedar Valley Church where she taught Sunday School for several years. Lynn also belonged to the quilt guild and Bible study groups. She greatly enjoyed traveling quilting, sewing, and antiquing. Lynn loved being a grandma and great-grandma. She would make monkey bread for the grandchildren.

     She enjoyed traveling with Carl particularly to Hawaii. They loved to be outdoors while spending their time camping and fishing. They took many yearly summer camping trips with their children to Clear Lake. They enjoyed going "out West" to Colorado and Arizona.

     Lynn is survived by her daughters, Carla (Gene) Schaefer of Gilbert‚ Lorrie (David) Oldenburger of Plainfield‚ and Susan Uhlenhake of Waterloo; son, Dan Swaim of Waterloo; 10 grandchildren, Danielle Swaim, Lindsey Schaefer, Ashley (Kenton) Hines, Chelsey Schaefer, Matthew (Nia) Uhlenhake, Nicholas (Stacie) Uhlenhake, Melissa (Jamie) Meier, Amanda White, Hether (Derek) Gustafson, and Heide Cozart; and 13 great-grandchildren, Jordan, Jada, Ella, Erin, Lincoln, Remi, Camden, Grady, Paighton, Noah, Andrew, Payson, and Mailee.

     She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; great-granddaughter, Piper Schaefer; son-in-law, Tom Cozart; and brothers, Jim, Duane, Jerry, and Paul Beal.

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  1. Vicki Bailey | Mar 18, 2021

    i am so sorry for the loss of your mother. My mom was Juanita Blaser, she passed away in November. They were great friends for many years. After my mom died your mom called the next day, not knowing but felt she needed to check on her. She continued to call and check on me. I will never forget that, what a beautiful woman.

    Vicki Bailey

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