Robert Arthur Schwietert – Manchester

bob-schwietert-picRobert Arthur Schwietert, 67, of Manchester, Iowa, died on Monday, October 17, 2016, at the Regional Medical Center in Manchester.  He was born on May 2, 1949, in Manchester, the son of  Warren and Mazie (Trottnow) Schwietert.  He was raised and educated in the Colesburg area, and was a 1967 Ed-Co High School graduate.  Bob attended Ellsworth Community College after high school.


Bob served honorably in the U.S. Navy during the Vietnam Conflict.  After returning from the service he resided in Manchester and worked various jobs until he was employed as a Rural Postal Carrier for the U.S. Post Office in Manchester.


Bob enjoyed camping, wintering in Arizona, and NASCAR.


Survivors include one brother, Kenneth (Helen) Schwietert of Colesburg; brother-in-law, John Ross of Colesburg; and several nieces and nephews.


Deb was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, David Schwietert; and a sister, Debra Ross.


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Memorial Service:    10:30 a.m. on Thursday, October 20, 2016, at the Colesburg United Methodist Church in Colesburg, Iowa.  Officiating:  Pastor Joan Thomas.


Visitation: 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at the Lone Pine Country Club in Colesburg, Iowa.


Inurnment:  Zion Cemetery  –  Colesburg, Iowa


Music:  Ann Glime