Robert “Bob” Zwart, 82 of Lennox, died on June 19, 2019 at the Sanford USD Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held at 2:00pm Monday, June 24, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Harrisburg. Burial will be at the Evergreen Lawn Cemetery, George, IA. Visitation will be held from 5-7pm Sunday, June 23, 2019 at the Anderson-Jones-Corcoran Funeral Home in Harrisburg with public Masonic Services at 7:00pm.
Robert Case Zwart was born on March 27, 1937 at Winfred, SD to Case and Elsie (Whitesell) Zwart. He attended country schools and Howard High School. He served in the US Navy for 4 years as a Seabee, having been stationed in the Philippines. After his discharge he worked as a machinist in Rockford, Illinois before returning to South Dakota. On March 25, 1994 he was united in marriage to LaRae Vaselaar at Harrisburg, SD. They lived in Lennox where he operated his own furniture refinishing business, B & G Furniture Refinishing for 50 years. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, Trinity Lodge #200, Eastern Star, Scottish Rite, El Riad Shrine, and the Directors Staff where he was Director Emeritus. Also a member of the Harrisburg United Methodist Church.
Grateful for having shared his life are his wife LaRae; 6 children, Ronald (Fawna) Zwart, Lindside, WV, Donald (Joy) Zwart, Sioux Falls, David (Cheryl) Zwart, Lincoln, NE, Gary (Sandy) Zwart, Lennox, Robin (James) Morfitt, Sanborn, IA, and David (Jolene) Vaselaar, Winona, MN; 15 grandchildren and 14 great grandchildren; a brother Henry (Lola) Zwart, Dell Rapids, SD; sisters Alvina Cudmore, Gillette, WY, and Susan Jones, Sioux Falls, SD. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother William, sisters Francella, Carrie, Ellen, and Nancy, and a great grandson Gage Boster.