Noreen Anita Sywassink

Noreen Anita Sywassink, age 98, of Muscatine, Iowa, formerly of Wilton, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, August 22, 2023, at Lutheran Living in Muscatine. Final goodbyes were held in a private family services setting. Online condolences are encouraged and may be left


Noreen was born on February 10, 1925 to Roy and Gertrude (Schmer) Pelton in Muscatine. She graduated from Muscatine High School with the Class of 1943. Noreen married Albert Sywassink on June 1, 1946; they celebrated 69 years of marriage together.


Noreen enjoyed a lifetime of adventure with her family. Arizona and Colorado were favorites; she was always ready for a road trip, complete with snacks and sandwiches for picnics along the way. She loved capturing special moments and memories with her camera and was always happy to share photos and stories with anyone who wanted to enjoy them. She loved nourishing people around her with love, good company, and delicious food. Noreen and her husband, Albert, enjoyed being active members of the Muscatine Antique Car Club and the National Plymouth Club; the national meets were treasured trips each year. She was also a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church of Muscatine.


Noreen will be lovingly remembered by her daughter, Susan Marx (Jerry Freeborn) of Muscatine; three grandchildren, Sarah Kalin (Jacqui Kalin), Megan Marx (Josh Anderson), and Sean Marx (Savannah Marx); and four great-grandchildren, Tucker and Kaia Anderson and Autumn and Eden Marx.


Noreen was preceded in death by her husband, Albert; an infant sister, Eileen Pelton; and one brother, Kenneth Pelton. She leaves a legacy of love, laughter, and kindness behind for her friends and loved ones.