ELIDA — Dennis Lee Swick, 69, passed away at 12:58 p.m. Oct. 18, 2013 at his home. Denny was born on Feb. 24, 1944, in Lima, to Robert Russell and Olive Mae (George) Swick, who have passed. On Aug. 4, 1996, he married Laurie D. Goare, who survives in Elida.
He is also survived by his two sons, Dennis Lee & Lee Ann Swick Jr., of Westerville, and James Frederick Logsdon, of Dublin; three daughters, Jill Rene & Cory Hoersten, of Cloverdale, Amy Denise & Don Geiger, of Elida, and Miranda K. Shingledecker, of Elida; six grandchildren, Adrian, Brandon, Selena, Mesa, Spencer, and Josie; a brother, Herbert Lynn & Jeanne Swick, of Delphos; a sister-in-law, Genie Swick, of Elida; and a brother-in-law, Jim Pugh, of Lima.
He was preceded in death by a grandson, Tyson Lee Shingledecker; two brothers, Doyt Russell Swick and Ronald Keith Swick; and a sister, Joyce Ann Pugh.
In 1962, Denny graduated from Lima Senior High School and then entered the United States Marine Corps. His service took him to Guantanamo Bay and Okinawa, prior to being stationed in Vietnam. On Oct. 11, 1966, he was honorably discharged as a Sergeant and returned home. Throughout his working career, Denny spent 7 years at Airfoil Textron/ExCello and 15 years with Duff Truck Line. He then served the Village of Elida as a Village Administrator, Water Superintendent, Mayor and Councilman. Additionally, Denny served the Elida community as a volunteer fireman & EMT-A with the Elida Fire Company. In his free time, he supported his children by being involved in their extracurricular activities; he worked with the Elida Boy Scouts Troop 21, joining them on scout trips, he assisted in coaching midget football for his sons and softball for his daughters.
Services will begin at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Chiles-Laman Funeral & Cremation Services, Shawnee Chapel. Pastor Rob White will officiate and burial will follow in Greenlawn Cemetery, Elida. Military Rites will be performed by the VFW Post 1275 and the United States Marine Corps Honor Guard. Friends may call from 3 to 8 p.m. Monday at the funeral home. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Township Fire Department. Condolences may be expressed at chiles-lamanfh.com.