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Frederick Edgar Swan 1894-1966


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 2/29/2012 at 21:49:00

Fred Swan Dies at 71
Frederick Edgar Swan, 71, a retired Gruver area farmer, died early last night at the veterans’ hospital in Sioux Falls, S.D.

He had suffered a series of strokes since Oct. 15, and was admitted to the hospital Dec. 27.

Mr. Swan was born Dec. 19, 1894, in Beardstown, Ill., the son of Mr. and Mrs. James Swan. He received his education in schools there before coming to Algona in 1914. After armed forces duty in World War I, he returned to the Algona are and engaged in dredging work.

He was married to Lydia Schmidt at Lotts Creek Sept. 24, 1921. The couple farmed in the Woden area and near Lone Rock before moving to the farm home near north of Gruver that they had occupied for 28 years.

He was a member of World War I Barracks No. 1896 of Estherville and of the Estherville Presbyterian Church.

Survivors include his wife of rural Estherville; one son, Earl of Ames; six daughters, Mrs. Robert (Elaine) Rezac of Dolliver, Mrs. Henry (Evelyn) Schauberger of Ringsted, Mrs. Richard (Mary Ann) Baskett of Davenport, Mrs. James (Leta) Husske of Humboldt, and Mrs. James (Donna) Hurney of Fairmont; 29 grandchildren; one brother, John of Rantoul, Ill.; one sister, Nettie Swan, of Colorado Springs, Colo.; and his mother, Mrs. Margaret Swan of Beardstown, Ill.

His father, one sister, and two brothers preceded him in death.

Family services are scheduled on Monday at 1:30 p.m. in the parlor of Estherville Presbyterian Church with public services to follow at 2 p.m., Rev. H. Allen Wirtz officiating, with military graveside rites. Burial will be in East Side cemetery.

Friends may call at Reese Funeral Home after 7 p.m. Saturday until noon Monday when the body will be taken to the church to lie in state until time of services. The casket will not be opened after the final rites.

All World War I veterans are to meet at 1:30 p.m Monday at the church to attend the services together. American Legion members are requested to meet at 1:15 p.m. at the Legion Hall. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, March 11, 1966)


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