George I Swan Sr.
October 4, 1924 – February 8, 2013
George I. Swan, Sr., went to be with his Lord while in the loving care of his family on Friday, February 8, 2013 at his residence in Homer. He was born October 4, 1924 in Wayne County, Michigan to Leo and Mary Etta (Tucker) Swan, Sr.
George served his country during WWII in the 36th Army Infantry in European Theater, receiving 2 bronze stars, a purple heart and the combat infantryman badge. He was honorably discharged from the Army in December 1945 and returned home. In 1947 he met the love of his life Joann Taylor, they married in 1948. He was a journeyman union sheet metal worker for over 50 years. He was a member of St. Joe Baptist Church since 1969, life member of the V.F.W. and D.A.V., was also a member of the Moose Lodge #676 and the American Legion for many years. George and his wife participated on a bowling league in the Homer Bowling Alley. He was an outdoor enthusiast and enjoyed camping in earlier years where he could spend time with his family, which through out his whole life was his greatest joy.
George is survived by: Loving wife of 64 years Joann Daughters- Brenda Vanrman, Marlene (Rich) Taft, Bev (Jerry) Snyder, Pam (Jeff) Leppek, Georgette (David) Wallac and Lana Swan Sons- Chuck Swan and George I. & Schara Swan, Jr. (20) Grandchildren (36) Great Grandchildren (7) Great Great Grandchildren
Sisters- Mary (Alden) Tesch, Eleanor “Ellie” Benjamin and Jeanette (Art) Wilkinson
He was preceded in death by his parents, sisters Juanita Maurer, Clara Mae Eagen and Evelyn McRae; brothers Charles, John and Leo Jr. Swan.
Visitation for family and friends will be Tuesday, February 12, 2013 from 2:00-5:00 P.M. at the J. Kevin Tidd Funeral Home, 811 Finley Drive, Albion, Michigan 49224. Funeral Service will be Tuesday, February 12, 2013 at 5:30 P.M. at the funeral home with Pastor Robert Dexter officiating.
- Funeral Service Tuesday, February 12, 2013
George I Swan Sr.
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February 17, 2013
George was a hard working man that loved his family. He will be sadly missed by all that knew him. My sincere condolences go out to his family during the time of their loss.
February 12, 2013
My thoughts and prays go out to our family, he will be greatly missed but most of all he was love by all. He was a beautiful man inside and out. Will never forget him he will be in my heart forever. Love you George Rest In Peace