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Jack L. Swartz, age 71, of Lamar, died Friday July 31, 2009 at St. John’s Regional Medical Center after short illness.   He was born January 21, 1938 at Lamar, to LeRoy and Margaret (Nelson) Swartz.  Jack graduated Lamar High School 1955 and served as a Tank Sergeant in the National Guard.

 

On January 10, 1959 at Odessa, Mo., he married Carolyn F. Elder.  They made their home in Wyoming, Idaho and Minnesota before moving back to Lamar in 1998.  He worked for 43 years for the Rural Electric Administration.  Jack was a member of the Boston United Methodist Church and the Lamar United Methodist Church.  He was also a member of the Lamar Masonic Lodge and the Golden Ager’s Group of the Oakton United Methodist Church.

 

Survivors include three sons, and daughter-in-law, Craig & Diana Swartz, Lamar, Kurt & Carla Swartz, Lamar, and Eric & Joetta Swartz, Clever, MO; one daughter Diana Ryan, Clever, MO; one sister, Jane Garfield and husband Walter, Lamar; nine grandchildren, Allison Sorg, Jared Ryan, Zachary Swartz, Telicia Swartz, Bethany Swartz, Elly Swartz, Lyndey Swartz, Jessica Swartz, and Jacob Swartz; one great-grandson, Skyler Sorg. He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife Carolyn on April 8, 2006.

 

Visitation will be 6 until 7 pm Monday, August 3, 2009 at Daniel Funeral Home.

 

Funeral services will be held at 2:00 pm Tuesday, August 4, at Daniel Funeral Home.

 

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Donor’s Choice in care of Daniel Funeral Home.

Comments  

#14 Lamr, MOChristopher Wynn 2010-10-08 09:02
You will be missed Grandpa Jack best bus driver ever
#13 Kansas City, MORon Maki 2009-08-15 10:51
Jack will be missed by all his peers. He will be especially missed by his Grandchildren and Children.

I enjoyed working with him in Minnesota and visiting with him here in Missouri.

God Bless Jack and his family.
#12 MiddletonDave and Sherry Heckman 2009-08-08 13:19
To the family, sorry to hear about Jack. My folks and Jack's folks were good friends so I knew Jack at a young age even though I was a few years younger than him. As we grew older we went our separate ways. I do remember Jack as happy, genuine, well respected, straight forward kid. As I read these entries here, I am glad to hear he did not change as he proceeded through life.

May the many good times you shared with him be a comfort to you during this time of sorrow.
#11 MURRAY COUNTY-SLAYTON, MNNOBLES COOPERATIVE ELECTRIC 2009-08-06 06:16
OUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS TO YOUR FAMILY. WE SO ENJOYED THE TIME JACK SPENT "EDUCATING" OUR LINEMEN THRU THE YEARS. HE WAS ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO HAVE AROUND.

TAKE CARE!
#10 Garrison, MNDeanna Soderberg 2009-08-05 11:58
To the family;
It was a pleasure to work with Jack during his Minnesota days. He was a sincere, happy person who was well respected and liked. My prayers are with you as you learn to live without him.

Deanna
Powerline Safety
#9 Slayton, MnTom Andrews 2009-08-04 05:19
To the family;
I am sorry to hear of your loss. We got to know Jack with his time working for the MREA. He was a truly dedicated man to the profession. He will surely be missed. May God bless.
Tom andrews
Nobles Coop Electric
#8 Grand Rapids, MnJim Wimmer 2009-08-03 15:05
We at Lake Country Power send our sympathy to the Swartz family on the loss of our friend Jack. He was awsome to be around, and had a wonderful connection with our worfforce as our Loss Control Specialist with MREA. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
#7 Spicer, MNDave George 2009-08-03 13:37
To the Family...I knew Jack when he worked here in Minnesota. He was a straight forward,straight talking man. He was as genuine as they come and he was well liked and respected. Support each other and you are all in my prayers.

Dave George, Kandiyohi Power Cooperative
#6 Elk River, MNDave Perry 2009-08-03 10:10
Eric and Joetta,

Sorry to hear about the passing of your dad. My prayers are with you in your time of loss.

Dave Perry
#5 Wadena, MNTodd Wadena Electric Cooperati 2009-08-03 09:52
To the family, we are sorry to hear of your loss. Jack was very well liked and has been missed after moving on from working as a safety instructor for Minnesota Rural Electric Association. Even though we are unable to attend the funeral our thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Mark Christianson
Line Superintendent
Todd Wadena Electric Cooperative

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