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Obituaries

Obituaries

Frank A. Schweda 1909 - 2008 Lawrence

Funeral services for Frank A. Schweda, 99, Lawrence, will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery. Mr. Schweda died Saturday, Nov. 29, 2008, at Lawrence Memorial Hospital.He was born Feb. 11, 1909, in Bartlesville, Okla., the son of August John and Mary Victoria Bartoski Schweda. He attended school in Fredonia.Mr. Schweda was an alfalfa dehydrator manager for W.J. Small and its successors, Archer Daniels Midland and Western Alfalfa. He retired in 1973 after more than 40 years of service. He also had worked on natural gas pipelines.He was a member of Trinity Episcopal Church, and enjoyed bowling and square dancing.Mr. Schweda married Margaret C. Oakley on Sept. 25, 1939, in Kansas City, Mo. She died March 21, 2007. He was also preceded in death by a son, Frank Oakley Schweda, a brother, Leo, and two sisters, Helen Fyfe and Vada Schneider.Survivors include two sons, Bruce D., Lawrence, and Brian C. and wife Henrietta, Gretna, La.; 12 grandchildren; 20 great-grandchildren; and 6 great-great-grandchildren.The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.The family suggests memorials to Trinity Episcopal Church, sent in care of the funeral home.Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com