Caroline Swenka

Caroline C. Swenka

1918 - 2003

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Obituary of Caroline C. Swenka

Her family includes sisters, Laura and her husband, Dale Piersal of Cedar Rapids, Nora Smith of Cedar Rapids, Angeline “Angie” Russell of Iowa City, and Wilma Shaffer of Iowa City; brothers and their wives, Theodale and Irene Swenka of Greeley, Iowa and John and Jean Swenka of Iowa City; sister-in-law, Leola Swenka of Riverside, many nieces and nephews, and several great-nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers, Frank and his wife, Leona Swenka, Samuel and his wife, Verdis Swenka, Arthur Swenka, and Woodrow Swenka; and sister, Georgia and her husband, Ray Matthes; brothers-in-law, Don Smith, Gordon Russell, Robert Shaffer; four nieces and a nephew. Caroline was born February 2, 1918, in North Liberty, Iowa the daughter of John and Mary J. (Svoboda) Swenka Sr. For many years, she lived in the Riverside area where her love of gardening and animals were known by many. Her family meant so much to her; her many nieces and nephews were always the sparkle in her life. Caroline was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Riverside. A memorial fund has been established in Caroline’s memory.