Manson – Zuella G. Swartzendruber 83, passed away Monday, November 19, 2018 at Prairie Hills Des Moines Retirement Community. Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, November 24, 2018 at Augustana Lutheran Church, Manson, with Pastor James Hoover Mossman officiating. Burial of casket will be at Rose Hill Cemetery, Manson. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 24, at the Church until service time.
Zuella is survived by her children, Sara Welty of West Des Moines, Jane Marquart of St. Louis, MO, and John (Leann) Swartzendruber Jr. of Waterloo; 6 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Vera (Paul) Valde, Minnie Norem, and Myra (Russell) Phillips; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband John; her parents, Walter and Josie May (Ellison) Trende; and sister Wilma Trende.
Zuella Geraldine Trende was born January 16, 1935 at Radcliffe, Iowa and graduated from Radcliffe High School. Zuella received her Teaching Certificate from Iowa State Teachers College, her Bachelor of Arts Degree in Education from Buena Vista University, and a Master’s Degree from Drake University. On August 2, 1955 she was united in marriage to John Swartzendruber. The couple lived in Palmer and Zuella taught school for the Palmer School District for 9 years and continued to educate others through college courses offered from the Iowa State Extension. In 1968, they established their home in Manson. Zuella worked as a substitute teacher and served on the Manson School Board. Her husband John passed away in 2002. Zuella was a member of Augustana Lutheran Church, Church Council, and Daughters of the American Revolution. She was also a member of Mensa, which is a high IQ Society for intellectual exchange of ideas among its members.