Bill Swick
Bill Swick
Nov. 21, 1928

Nov. 18, 2020

DELPHOS – William H. ‘Bill’ Swick, 91, of Delphos passed away Wednesday at Mercy Health St. Rita’s in Lima.

He was born on Nov. 21, 1928 to Clarence and Leona (Molter) Swick, who preceded him in death. On Sept. 10, 1955, he married Marie (Gerdeman), who preceded him in death on Oct. 17, 2015.

Bill is survived by two sons, David V. Swick of Delphos and Dennis (Cathy) Swick of Findlay; a daughter, Jill (Chris) Utrup of Delphos; six grandchildren, Casey (Joshua) Bevilockway, Kelli (Jason) Hahn, Craig Swick, Todd (Roxanne) Utrup, Stephanie (Ryan) Schmit and Stacey (Michael) Benton; 12 great-grandchildren, Whitney, Dalton, Hailey, Tyson, Blake, Aubrey, Jaxson, Logan, Samantha, Robert, Allison and Lillian; one brother, James (Barbara) Swick of Lima; one brother-in-law, Bernard (Marie) Gerdeman of Ottovlle; and five sisters-in-law, Dorothy (Elton) Lamy of Cincinnati, Jane Fairfax of Dayton, Mary Ellen Gerdeman and Joan (Robert ) Ricker of Delphos and Marty Gerdeman of Ottoville.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Thomas (Agnes) Swick and Robert (Rosie) Swick; two sisters Helen (Edward) Clark and Margaret (Donald) Geise; two brothers-in-law, Eugene Gerdeman and William Fairfax; and three sisters-in-law, Roseann (Harold) Friedrich, Lenore Gerdeman, and Alice (Louis) Quinter.

Bill was a 1946 graduate of St. John High School. Bill was a member of the US Navy where he served in the Korean War on the battleship USS General Butler. He was co-owner of Swick & Sons Construction, which he owned with his three brothers for several years. He was also employed by Wolf Industries and became construction superintendent of Arbor Health Care nursing facilities. He retired from Arbor Health Care in 1994. Bill was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church and St. John Cemetery Board. He was a member of the K of C Council 1362 for 70 years, a member of the American Legion Post 268 for 50 years and a lifetime member of VFW Post Post 3035 and the Lima Elks Lodge 354.

A public Funeral Mass will begin at 11 a.m. on Monday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, the Rev. Dennis Walsh, officiating. Burial will follow in St. John Cemetery, with graveside military honors conducted by the Delphos Veterans Council.

Private visitation will be held at Weber Funeral Home, Delphos.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. John Cemetery or donor’s choice.

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