In Memory of

Zuella G. Swartzendruber

January 16, 1935 - November 19, 2018
From: Manson, IA

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.

Funeral Services
11:00 a.m. - Saturday
November 24, 2018
Augustana Lutheran Church
Manson, Iowa
Pastor James Hoover Mossman
Casey Welty
Greg Marquart
Adam Marquart
Mike Marquart
Travis Swartzendruber
Hannah Swartzendruber
10:00 a.m. - Saturday
November 24, 2018
Augustana Lutheran Church
Manson, Iowa
Organist:  Cheryl Huss
Rose Hill Cemetery
Manson, Iowa


Thursday, January 24, 2019 at 6:38 PM
“So sorry to hear of Zuella's passing. She and my mother were good friends for many years.
- david j esmay

Thursday, November 29, 2018 at 3:57 PM
“To Zuella's family: I worked with Zuella in the Webster County Extension Office. We were both Field Specialist, therefore, we both traveled several counties and provided educational programs for all ages. I appreciated Zuella's wit and wisdom. I have many good memories. We traveled to a national meeting in Cincinnati together with 2 other co-workers. I was always impressed with her sewing/quilting skills. My husband and I visited her a couple times in her Manson home after she retired. She was always very involved and knowledgeable. We have missed her in recent years. She was a great lady. You have our sincere sympathy for your loss. ”
- Paulelda Gilbert

Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 9:12 PM
“May God's Grace be with the family. Zuella a definite legend in the Town of Manson, a true proud supporter of the Manson community and all the young people she touched during her many activities and efforts to make Manson one of the finest towns to raise children. Zuella was always kind and caring to our family during our days in Manson. Zuella Rest In Peace. ”
- Walter Whitecotton

Thursday, November 22, 2018 at 8:44 PM
“Tis with a bitter sweet lump in my throat I write these words for you all. Many, many wonderful memories from what seems like yesterday. May God heap a full portion of comfort for you all and your families as you deal with the stark reality of life. Blessings be upon you and a joyous praise for the glory day when your mom arrived face to face with Jesus, to live out her time with Him. I can hear her voice as i write these words. She is missed but not missing.”
- bernita klamm

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 at 9:19 AM
“We want to express our sympathy to the family of Zuella. Zuella was the Kindergarten teacher for our 5 oldest children, Dana, Dallas, Jon Joel and De Ann when we lived in Palmer. We now live in Pocahontas but last saw Zuella at the Cafe in Pomeroy on Sundays along with other ladies from Manso. We shatted with her when we saw her. Sincerly, Charles and Kaye”
- Charles and Kaye Olson

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 8:50 PM
“Sara, please know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. I'm so sorry for your loss. You were a wonderful daughter to your beautiful mother. ”
- Ann Napoletan

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 7:47 PM
“Thinking of your family at this time. So sorry for your loss.”
- Sondra Hickman

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 7:47 PM
“She was a great lady ”
- Lauretta Theiss

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 6:59 PM
“Travis and family, I am so sorry for your loss. I will keep you in my prayers.”
- Cheryl Moses

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 5:17 PM
“So very sorry for your loss. Prayers for your family”
- Sue evans

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 3:22 PM
“Travis-You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. Sorry for your loss.”
- Carol Bair

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 2:41 PM
“Travis - So sorry to hear about your loss. Heart felt condolences to you and your family. ”
- Deb Spooner

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 at 2:13 PM
“Sorry to hear about your lose Travis, our condolences to you and your family. ”
- Ramirez Family

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