Stanley L. Schwiesow, age 69, passed away May 18, 2020, at his residence. He was born in Manilla, Iowa, on September 4, 1950, to the late Louis G. and Barbara L. Schwiesow and proudly served his country during the Vietnam War in the Echo Company, U.S. Marine Corps. He was united in marriage to Patty Kreitzinger on October 22, 1982. Stanley worked at Hy-Vee for many years. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandson, Iggy; and brother, Louie. Survivors include his wife of 37 years, Patty; son, Cory and wife Stephanie; daughters, Lindsay and Alexis Schwiesow, all of Council Bluffs, Dawn Larsen and husband Tony, of Bellevue, Neb., Carrie Schwiesow, of Council Bluffs; seven grandchildren; one great-grandchild; sister, Rebecca Agan, of Osage Beach, Mo. Memorial service, Tuesday, May 26, 2020, at 11 a.m., at the Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel, with Covid-19 restrictions in place. Livestream will be available. Kanesville Riders Honor Guard to assist in Military Rites.
L. Mike Brown, age 72, went home to the Lord on May 18, 2020. Mike was born in Council Bluffs, on December 11, 1947, to the late Leonard and Josephine Wallace Brown. He graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School with the Class of 1966. He proudly served his country for six years in the U.S. Navy and was united in marriage to Mary Turner in 1970. Mike worked and retired from OPPD after 31 years of service. He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Wallace, Robert and Thomas Brown. Mike is survived by his wife of 50 years, Mary Brown; son, Jeffery and wife Tawni, of Champlin, Minn; daughter, Erin Selander and husband Eric, of Athens, Ga.; four grandsons, Perry, Robert, Nate and Brandon; sister, Marilynn Zaccone and husband Zeke, of Council Bluffs; nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at a later date due to Covid-19. Private family burial will be held.
Monaco, Shea Joanne
Joanne Shea Monaco, passed away May 15, 2020. She was preceded in death by husband, Alfred Monaco, Jr.; by parents, Daniel and Mary Agnes Shea; by brothers, Bill Shea (Iris), Don Shea (Madeline, Pat), Terry Shea (Mary), Tim Shea (Darlene), Ronnie Shea (Tillie); by sisters, Nancy Plainer, Kathy Lierman (John) and LoRayne Van Wyk. She is survived by daughters, Jeannine Tawzer, Jannette Tawzer, Julianne Wilkerson (Bill); grandchildren, Goldin Dole (Chris), Cody Tawzer (Amanda); step-children, Susan Vaughan (John), Debra McMahon (Tim), Al Monaco III (Cindy), Chris Monaco (Carol); brother, Tom Shea (Marge, Lorna); sister, Pauline Fox; and many grandchildren, nieces and nephews. Born in Council Bluffs, and graduated from Abraham Lincoln High School in 1946. She had a long time career as a singer and entertainer in supper, night and service clubs throughout the Omaha, Neb., Metro area. In Shenandoah, Iowa, she sang with the John Leacox Big Band. Joanne owned and operated the Buntz-Tawzer Funeral Home for 15 years with former husband, Jim Tawzer in Shenandoah. There, they raised three daughters, Jann, Jean and Juli Tawzer. Joanne was active in the S.W. Iowa Theatre Group and starred in several productions. In Omaha, she was Executive Assistant to the President of the School of Nursing at the University of Nebraska Hospital, and for 16 years served as Executive Secretary to the CEO at Hawkins Construction.
Marjorie C. Svacina, age 96, of Council Bluffs, passed away May 17, 2020, at CHI-Mercy Hospital. Marjorie was born March 27, 1924, in Council Bluffs, to the late Alva and Veda (Huit) Pace. She graduated from Thomas Jefferson High School in 1942. Marjorie married Edward J. Svacina on September 6, 1946, in Council Bluffs. They were blessed with three children, Heather, Deborah, and Robert. Marjorie worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for a short time in her early years, then was a stay-at-home mom, raising her three children. She was a member of St. Mark's United Methodist Church and Beta Sigma Phi Sorority. In addition to her parents, Marjorie was preceded in death by her husband, Edward J. Svacina in 2014; son-in-law, Richard Gerlach and her infant sister, Audrey. Marjorie is survived by her daughters, Heather Gerlach, of Papillion, Neb., Deborah (Kim) Hynek, of Choctaw, Okla.; son, Robert (Patricia) Svacina, of Plymouth, Minn.; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; nieces and nephews. Visitation with the family, Thursday, 2 to 6 p.m., at Cutler-O'Neill-Meyer-Woodring Bayliss Park Chapel. Private family funeral, Friday, at St. Mark's United Methodist Church with burial following in Ridgewood Cemetery. Memorials are suggested St. Mark's United Methodist Church, 15 Bennett Ave.