Harold Swarts


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Posted Online: March 22, 2013, 6:07 pm
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Private graveside services for Harold E. Swarts, 86, of East Moline, will be at Petrie Cemetery, New Windsor.
There will be no visitation. He was cremated.
Mr. Swarts died on Thursday, March 21, 2013, at his home. Memorials may be made to Illini Foundation in his name or to Genesis Hospice.
Harold was born on April 8, 1926, in Avon, Ill., the son of Russell and Hazel Roberts Swarts. He married Juanita Irene Skelton on Aug. 17, 1947, in East Moline. She died on Oct. 23, 1996.
He retired from the former International Harvester Works on Dec. 31, 1980, after 35 years of service. He was a member of the U.A.W. Local 1304. His hobbies were photography, fishing and watching auto races.
Survivors include his son, Michael (Sue) Swarts, Boone, Iowa; granddaughter, Michelle Swarts, Des Moines, Iowa; great-grandchildren, Nathan and Kimberly Swarts, Des Moines; stepgrandchildren, Cynthia (Kenneth) Dierking, Johnathan (Amy) Ward and William (Danielle) Ward, all of Boone; stepgreat-grandchildren, Taylor and Ashley Ward, Keaton and Sophie Dierking, Peyton, Trysten and Ethan Ward, all of Boone; and sister, Donnalee Tuttle, East Moline.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his wife.
Online condolences may be left for the family at vanhoe.com.












 




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