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Robert C. "Butch" Steward
May 9, 1935–November 21, 2009
Robert C. "Butch" Steward, 74, of Wyoming, Iowa, died Saturday, November 21, 2009, at his home.
A celebration of his life was held on Friday, November 27, 2009, at 10:00 a.m. at the Zion American Lutheran Church in Wyoming, with the Pastor Bob Wessels officiating. Honorary pallbearers were Pete Westphal, Marty Martin, Lloyd Saunders, Reggie Biggs, and Stuart Ireland. Pallbearers were Dale Steward, Jim Lafrenz, Jeff Lafrenz, Jon Lafrenz, Dave Lafrenz and Dan Lafrenz.
Family and friends called from 3 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, November 24th at Lahey Funeral Home in Wyoming. Burial will be in the Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery, Davenport, Iowa, with military honors.
Robert C. Steward was born May 9, 1935 in Donohue, Iowa, to Rudolph and Ella (Gronewold) Steward. He married Joyce J. Lafrenz on November 27, 1954 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Davenport, Iowa. She preceded him in death on January 16, 2006.
He was honorably discharged from the US Army in 1962 with the rank of Sergeant.
Butch worked in the street department for the City of Davenport for ten years, and at Caterpillar in Mt. Joy in clerical and purchasing until he retired in 1989. Her also farmed in the Blue Grass area.
He was a member of the Zion American Lutheran Church and American Legion Wyoming Post #259, Wyoming. In earlier years, he served for the Scott County Sheriffs Mounted Patrol.
He is survived by a son, Michael (Angela) Steward of Wyoming; four grandchildren, Anthony, Daniel, Justin and Melissa; one sister, Millie Wallace of Eldridge; one brother, Bill (Judy) Steward of DeWitt; one sister-in-law, Bernie Steward of Woodhull, Illinois; and brothers-in-law, Leonard (Eljean) Lafrenz, Dennis (Barb) Lafrenz, and Clifford (Cathy) Lafrenz, all of Donahue.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents, one son, Mark Charles on January 7, 1983, and a brother, Ralph.

Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 27 November 2009

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