Harry G. Schwietert

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Harry G. Schwietert, 88, was born on March 19, 1930, on the family farm near McGregor, the son of Gustav and Hermine (Nordemann) Schwietert. He died Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, at Crossing Rivers Health in Prairie du Chien, Wis.

Harry attended the local country school and worked on the family farm for many years. He loved inventing, tinkering and visiting with friends. He spent a lot of time with his grandsons, teaching them mechanics and farming. On June 1, 1968, Harry was united in marriage with Betty Troester at St. Peters Church in Garnavillo.

Survivors include wife Betty; one son, John (Darla), and two grandsons, Cody and Justus, all of McGregor; one sister, Ruth DeGroot, of Ottawa Kan.; niece Shirley and nephew John.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Mary and Elsie; brother Herbert and a granddaughter Laney. 

Arrangements are being handled by Tuecke-Allyn Funeral Home, Guttenberg. The family received friends on Saturday, Dec. 29, at First Lutheran Church, McGregor. The funeral service was also held at First Lutheran Church on Saturday, Dec. 29, Rev. Gary Hatcher officiating. Interment will be at First Lutheran Church Cemetery, McGregor.

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