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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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1864 — 150 years ago: A large pair of elk, captured in Iowa, were exhibited in Market Square today.
1889 — 125 years ago: The Rock Island Arsenal dam was being constructed under the supervision of Charles Frances, of Lowell, Mass.
1914 — 100 years ago: Mrs. Frank Mixer, of Rock Island, was the winner of the final preliminary for the women's handicap golf cup at Rock Island arsenal links.
1939 — 75 years ago: Sixteen hundred persons — many from war-fearful Europe — arrived in New York aboard the German liner Bremen. For two days on the trip, passengers were cut off from the world with both incoming and outgoing radio messages banned.
1964 — 50 years ago: Police reported five youths have been involved in the theft of about seven cars in recent weeks. Three of the youths were arrested Saturday afternoon, one was in custody as the result of a previous arrest, and the fifth is expected to be arrested today.
1989 — 25 years ago: The Rock Island/Milan School Board is asking the city to tear down Franklin School and allow the school district to pay back the estimated $100,00 cost during 10 years.






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