Albert Kenneth Swadling (1921-2011)

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Albert Kenneth Swadling
Born: 1 Jul 1921 of Alanson, Michigan
Died: 28 Feb 2011 Gaylord, Michigan
Father: Raymond Floyd Swadling
Mother: Mae C. Armock
Siblings: Lela C. Armock
Maude Marie Armock
Rosa Lila Armock
Amos Benjamin Armock
Forrest N. Armock
Rufus Lee Armock
Albert Kenneth Swadling
Spouse: Emily Baird Steen
Married: 1 Oct 1939 Emmet Co., Michigan
Children: Ken Swadling
Jerry Swadling
Sue Swadling
Janet Swadling
Mary Jo Swadling

Obituary

Petoskey News-Review, March 02, 2011

Albert Kenneth Swadling, 89

Albert Kenneth Swadling, 89, passed away on Monday, Feb. 28, 2011, at Alpine Ridge Retirement Village in Gaylord.

He was born July 1, 1921, to Mae Armock Swadling and was raised by his grandparents, Benjamin and Rhoda Armock.

On Oct. 1, 1939, he married the former Emily Steen. They enjoyed 71 years together. They lived and raised their family at Burt Lake.

He is survived by his wife, Emily; five children, Ken (Sylvia), Jerry (Barbara), Sue (Jim) Michalishyn, Janet (John) Traylor and Mary Jo (Dale) Majerczyk. Albert and Emily were blessed with 14 grandchildren, 32 great-grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. He is also survived by two sisters-in-law, Elnora Armock and Nora Armock.

He was preceded in death by his siblings, Rufus Armock, Lela (William) Dettweiler, Amos (Mildred) Armock, Rosie (Harry) Dikus, Forrest Armock and Maude (Herbert) England.

Albert was a veteran of WWII where he was a prisoner of war in Germany. He was a decorated veteran.

When he returned home from the war he started his career at H&D where he retired from after 35 years of service. Albert was very dedicated, giving and loving to his family and all who knew him. Albert and Emily enjoyed traveling in their fifth wheel throughout the United States.

A memorial service will be held at 1:00pm, Saturday, March 5, 2011 Burt Lake Christian Church at Burt Lake, Michigan. Family will greet visitors from 11:00am until the time of the service. A luncheon will be held at the Burt Lake Community Center. Donations may be made to Burt Lake Christian Church or Hospice of Michigan.

Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River served the family.

Sources

  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Swadling, Albert & Emily Steen
Date of Marriage: 10/1/1939
Liber: 5
Folio: 26
  • Death: U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, database, Ancestry.com:
Name: Albert Swadling
Last Residence: 49706 Alanson, Emmet, Michigan
Born: 1 Jul 1921
Died: 28 Feb 2011
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951)
Swadling, Albert Kenneth
Age: 89
Born: 07/019/1921
Died: 02/28/2011
Cemetery: Unknown
Obituary: on file
Military: WW2