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Norm Swinford

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Swinford, Norm Died peacefully surrounded by family on Feb 1, 2014, at the age of 89. Loving husband of Betty Hawkins Swinford, beloved father of David (Bonnie), Ann (Mo El-Fouly), Mark (Jill, deceased) and Paul (Angela) Swinford, and grandfather of Jessica, Matthew, Eric and Luke Swinford and 9 great-grandchildren. Predeceased by his son Douglas Lynn, parents Grace and Percy Swinford, sister Mildred, and brothers Ronald and Butch. Norm served in the U.S. Army Air Corps during World War II, rising to the rank of second lieutenant as a B-24 pilot. He worked for Allis Chalmers from 1958-1985 beginning as a sales representative and advancing to Senior Product Manager for Tractors for Allis Chalmers and subsequently Deutz-Allis. After retirement Norm authored 5 books chronicling Allis Chalmers and farm machinery including the definitive text "Allis Chalmers Farm Equipment 1914-1985". He was a consultant for ERTL Collectibles advising them on Allis Chalmers tractor models. He was very active in the farm equipment community and Allis Chalmers collectors clubs and their camaraderie brought great joy into his life. The Memorial Service is scheduled for July 5, 2014, at Greendale Community Church. Details will be announced closer to the date. He will be laid to rest with his son in Indiana. In lieu of flowers, donations to Greendale Community United Church of Christ (www.greendalecommunitychurch.org) or Salvation Army (www.donate.salvationarmyusa.org) or the will be appreciated.
Published in Milwaukee Journal Sentinel from Feb. 4 to Feb. 9, 2014
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