Floral 24

Betty Schwien

February 17, 1929 ~ July 22, 2022 (age 93)


Betty Darlene Schwien was born February 17, 1929, to Avolt and Fern (Pepples) Nystrom.  She passed away at Brio of Johnston, on July 22, 2022, surrounded by family.

Betty was united in marriage to Clarence Schwien on September 22, 1949, in Boone, Iowa.  They were blessed with four children:  Sherry, Richard, Janeen, and John. 

For many years Clarence and Betty owned and operated the Travelodge Motel in Mason City, Iowa.  Many family memories were made at Clarence and Betty’s time-share in Mazatlán, Mexico, where they made annual trips for several decades. Many family members still enjoy spending time there too. Clarence and Betty also spent many winters living in Arizona.  Betty had a green thumb, she grew beautiful flowers, and plants, but she especially loved roses and lilies. She was a cheerleader for the family; she cheered us all on in our endeavors, she was so encouraging and always proud of us. Betty was a very stylish lady; she loved having her nails, and hair done, and was known to order stylish clothes on QVC, until the end.  

Betty is survived by her children and their families: 

               Sherry and David Lee, Cedar Rapids, Iowa

                               Nancy and Aaron Ford

                                              James and Erin Vandivier

                                                             Nova, Walker

                                              Nicholas Ford

                                              Benjamin Ford

                               Andrea and Matthew Powers

                                              Ava and Azure Powers


               Richard and Vicki Schwien, Moyie Springs, Idaho


               Janeen and Ronald Eastwood, Johnston, Iowa

                               Kalen and Kurt Ludwig

                                              Jules and Wells Ludwig

                               Kyle and Amy Uthus-Eastwood

                                              Oliver Uthus-Eastwood

               John Schwien         

She is also survived by her brother Don (Helen) Nystrom of Des Moines, Iowa.

Betty was preceded in death by her husband Clarence, her parents Avolt and Fern Nystrom, her parents-in-law August and Carrie Schwien, her brother Bob Nystrom, her sisters-in-law Catherine Monroe and Marjorie Schwien, and her brothers-in-law Vern Schwien, and Hoyt Monroe.


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July 25, 2022

2:30 PM to 3:00 PM
First Baptist Church
709 Independence Street
Pella, IA 50219

Funeral Service
July 25, 2022

3:00 PM
First Baptist Church
709 Independence Street
Pella, IA 50219

Private Committal

Iowa Veterans Cemetery
34024 Veterans Memorial Drive
Adel, IA 50003


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