Christopher 'Chris' Sweely


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Posted Online: Dec. 02, 2012, 8:32 pm
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Christopher J. "Chris" Sweely, 40, of Clinton, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at his home after battling a long term illness.
Graveside services will be 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Greenview Memorial Garden Cemetery in Silvis. Visitation will be Tuesday 10 a.m. until noon at the Pape Funeral Home, Clinton.
Chris was born on Jan. 14, 1972, in Geneseo, the son of Lee and Rebecca (Moore) Sweely Jr. He married Rena Hepner on Aug. 23, 1991, in Colona. Chris worked as a parts salesman at an automotive center. He enjoyed collecting Star Trek and NASCAR memorabilia. He also loved to bowl with his wife, Rena.
Chris is survived by his wife, Rena Sweely, of Clinton; his father, Lee Sweely; his adoptive parents, Roger and Cindy Rupp; three brothers, Corey (Jennifer) Sweely, Jeremy (Leah) Sweely and Kenneth Sweely; five sisters, Jennifer (Kevin) Rose, Donna (Craig) Banowetz, Sandee (Greg) Petry, Angie (Jess) McLane and Lindsay Alexander; his grandmother, Lillian Moore; and several nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Rebecca; a son, Christopher Jr.; his mother, Rebecca (Moore) Schoenfeld; and grandparents, Lee and Viola Sweely Sr.

Online condolences may be left at www.papefh.com.












 




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