Aug. 23, 1925
Jan. 2, 2013
Robert E. Swick, 87, of Defiance and formerly of Delphos, passed away at Parkview North Hospital in Fort Wayne at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday morning.
He was born on Aug. 23, 1925 in Delphos to Clarence and Leona (Molter) Swick, who preceded him in death.
He was united in marriage to Rosemary Hemker on May 17, 1947, who survives in Defiance.
Survivors also include his children, Cynthia “Cindy” (Don) Fischer of Maumee and Candyce “Candy” (Paul) Hawk of Defiance; a sister, Margaret Geise of Delphos; brothers, William “Bill” (Marie) Swick of Delphos and Jim (Barbara) Swick of Lima; five grandchildren, Eric (Nikki) Fischer, Brad (Jennie) Fischer, Annette Urbanski, Heath (Kelli) Hawk and Major Jerrod (Jennifer) Hawk; and 10 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a brother Tom Swick and a sister Helen Clark.
Mr. Swick was co-owner of Swick and Sons and then became owner of the Vanilla Hut in Defiance for 12 years. He was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Defiance and a former member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos. He was also a 4th Degree K of C, an auxiliary police officer for the City of Delphos and a member of the Disabled Veterans in Defiance. He enjoyed boating, woodworking and loved spending time with his grandchildren.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church in Delphos, the Rev. Todd Dominique officiating. Burial will follow in Resurrection Cemetery in Delphos, with Military Grave Rites by the Delphos Veterans Council and a 4th Degree K of C service.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Friday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home with a parish wake at 7:30 p.m.
Memorial contributions can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital.
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