Michael Swim


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Posted Online: Feb. 21, 2013, 6:20 pm
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Michael A. Swim, 63, of Rock Island, died Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013, at Trinity Rock Island.
A memorial service is 10:30 a.m. on Monday at Wheelan-Pressly Funeral Home, Rock Island. Visitation is 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home. Private inurnment is at Chippiannock Cemetery, Rock Island. Memorials may be made to the Quad City Animal Welfare Center, Milan, or to QC Paws, Moline.
Michael was born Dec. 19, 1949, in Rock Island, a son of Jack and Marilyn Johnson Swim. He married Kathy S. Iglehart on June 23, 1973, in Rock Island.
He graduated from the University of Illinois, Champaign, and received his master's degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Michael was a mechanical engineer and worked at the Rock Island Arsenal for over 35 years, retiring in 2005.
He loved his dogs and fishing in Minnesota. Mike also enjoyed playing bridge, fantasy sports and his salt water aquarium.
Survivors include his wife, Kathy; sons and daughter-in-law, Ben Swim, Peoria, and Jeff and Emily Swim, Bloomington, Ill.; granddaughter, Olivia Swim, Bloomington; his father, Jack Swim, Taylor Ridge; sisters and brothers-in-law, Patty and Duane Tschappat, Illinois City, and Carol and Don India, Morton Grove, Ill.; and his brother, Steve Swim, Minneapolis. He was preceded in death by his mother, Marilyn.
Online condolences may be left at www.wheelanpressly.com.












 




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