Emily Baird Steen Swadling Biography (1922-2012)


Emily Baird Steen Swadling Biography (1922-2012)

Emily Baird Steen Swadling Biography (1922-2012)

Born: 28 Jul 1922 Petoskey, Michigan
Died: 14 Jan 2012 Gaylord, Michigan
Father: John M. Steen
Mother: Frances McCoy Cox
Siblings: Isabel Steen
Helen Marguerite Steen
John Allen Steen
Roscoe M. Steen
Emily Baird Steen
Stuart McCoy Steen
McCoy Steen
Howard Steen
Ralph Steen
Clara Steen
Evelyn Steen
Lloyd Wilmer Kuebler
Homer Kuebler
Clara Kuebler
Spouse: Albert Kenneth Swadling
Married: 1 Oct 1939 Emmet Co., Michigan
Children: Ken Swadling
Jerry Swadling
Sue Swadling
Janet Swadling
Mary Jo Swadling


Emily Baird Steen Swadling Biography (1922-2012)


Stone Funeral Home:

Emily B. Swadling
(July 28, 1922 – January 14, 2012)

Emily Baird Swadling, 89, of Burt Lake passed away Saturday, January 14, 2012 at Aspen Ridge Retirement Village in Gaylord.

She was born July 28, 1922 in Petoskey, the daughter of John and Frances (Cox) Steen.

On October 1, 1939 in Alanson, Emily married Albert K. Swadling who preceded her in death on February 28, 2011. Emily and Albert raised their family in Burt Lake.

Emily was a loving wife and devoted mother who always put her family first. She was a caretaker for the Burt Lake Resort for many years and enjoyed spending time with her family, baking, sewing and reading. She and Albert also enjoyed traveling in their fifth wheel throughout the United States.

Survivors include her five children: Ken (Sylvia), Jerry (Barbara), Sue (Jim) Michalishyn, Janet (John) Traylor and Mary Jo (Dale) Majerczyk, 14 grandchildren, 32 great grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, three step-siblings: Claira McPhall and Lloyd and Homer Kuebler, three half-siblings: Ralph, Howard and Evelyn Steen and two sisters-in-law: Lauretta Steen and Ellie Steen.

Besides her husband of 71 years, Albert, Emily was preceded in death by her siblings: Isabel (Carroll) Lockard, Helen (Clyde) Sydow, Roscoe (Lucy) Steen, Allan Steen and Stuart Steen.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, January 20, 2012 at 1:00 PM at the Burt Lake Christian Church with Pastor Glen McIntyre officiating.

The family will greet friends beginning at 11:00 AM at the church. A luncheon immediately following the service will be held at the Burt Lake Community Center.

Memorial contributions in Emily’s name may be directed to the Burt Lake Christian Church, Hospice of Michigan or Aspen Ridge Retirement Village.

Those wishing to sign an online register book are invited to do so at www.stonefuneralhomeinc.com. Arrangements have been entrusted to the Lintz Funeral Home in Indian River.


Emily Baird Steen Swadling Biography (1922-2012)


  • Marriage: Emmet County, Michigan, Vital Records Search, Marriages:
Swadling, Albert & Steen, Emily
Date of Marriage: 10/1/1939
Liber: 5
Folio: 26
  • Marriage: Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940, database with images, FamilySearch:
Name: Albert Swadling

Gender: Male
Age: 18
Birth Year (Estimated): 1921
Father’s Name: Raymond Swadling
Mother’s Name: May Armock
Spouse’s Name: Emily Steen

Spouse’s Gender: Female
Spouse’s Age: 17
Spouse’s Birth Year (Estimated): 1922
Spouse’s Father’s Name: John Steen
Spouse’s Mother’s Name: Frances Cox
Event Type: Marriage
Event Date: 01 Oct 1939
Event Place: , Emmet, Michigan, United States

Page: 26
  • Death: U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014, database, Ancestry.com:
Name: Emily B Swadling
BORN: 28 Jul 1922
Died: 14 Jan 2012
State (Year) SSN issued: Michigan (Before 1951)
  • Burial: Greenwood Cemetery Index, Petoskey, Michigan:
Swadling, Emily Baird (Steen)
Age: 89
Born: 07/28/1922
Died: 01/14/2012
Cemetery: Unknown
Obituary: on file


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