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Dustin R. Zwart

March 13, 1991 ~ September 21, 2020 (age 29)

Obituary

Dustin Richard Zwart, 29, of Sheridan, passed away in Loyola Medical Center in Maywood on September 21, 2020 surrounded by his mother and siblings of complications from Chronic Graft Rejection.

A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 PM on October 3, 2020 at Newell Lake at 566 US 52 (west side of route 39) in Troy Grove.

The Hurst Funeral Home in La Salle is handling his arrangements.

Dustin was born in Ottawa on March 13, 1991 to Richard and Melissa (Bauer) Zwart.  He was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis at only a few months old.  He had the most “normal” childhood possible in his situation.  His condition worsened when he was around 13, and he began spending more time in the hospital with different infections and complications from CF.  On February 25, 2016, he received his life-saving double lung transplant.  After his healing process, Dustin enjoyed a NORMAL LIFE! He found peace in meditation, reading, hiking and loved conspiracy theories.  He had a great 4 ½ years, but tragically lost his battle on International Peace Day.  Dustin was a jack of all trades.

He is survived by his mother Melissa (Terry Tooley) Zwart of Streator; one sister, Heather (S.J.) Seghi of Dimmick; two brothers, Jacob (Samantha) Zwart of Plano and Blake (Jaci) Zwart of Plano; nieces Kirie Zwart, Finley Seghi, Paislee Zwart and Emma Zwart; nephew Wesley Seghi; 22 first cousins and many 2nd cousins; paternal grandparents, Bonnie and Dave Decker of Sheridan; maternal grandparents, Ethel Bauer of Triumph and Dora (Harold) Planthaber of Peru; numerous aunts and uncles.

Dustin was preceded in death by his father Richard, one sister Britiny Zwart, one nephew Hunter Zwart, paternal grandfather Dale Zwart, maternal grandfather Kenneth Bauer Sr., one uncle Kenneth Bauer Jr. and one cousin Moriah Zwart.

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