Charles W. Swathwood Jr. Aug. 10, 1935 - June 18, 2014 ELKHART - Charles W. "Bud" Swathwood Jr., 78, of Elkhart, passed away on Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at Eastlake Nursing & Rehabilitation Center. He was born August 10, 1935, in Mishawaka, Indiana, to Charles W & Ruby Mae (Buck) Swathwood, Sr. On September 2, 1955, in Osceola, he married Donna Mae Kent. She survives along with four children, Cynthia (Michael) Barnard, Lynn (Susan) Swathwood, both of Elkhart, Pamela (Dewey) Frank of Mishawaka, Kathy (John) Scott of Union, MI; ten grandchildren, Tara, Cari & David, Josh & Ashley, Ben & Ashley, Lindsey & Weslley, Dustin, Megan & Jeremy, Ryan, Anndria & Jared and Tanner; eight great-grandchildren; a sister, Jeanne Blausey of Oak Harbor, Ohio; and a sister-in-law, Linda Swathwood of Mishawaka. He was preceded in death by a brother, Dennis Swathwood Sr. Bud graduated from Madison Township High School in 1954. He was a member of the Three Cross Ministry, the Elkhart Moose Lodge #599 and the IAEI where he served as its secretary/treasurer for 15 years. Bud also was a member of the Osolo Little League, was on the Nappanee Electrical Board and was an electrical inspector for Elkhart County and Elkhart City. Visitation for family and friends will be for two hours prior to the 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, June 24, 2014, funeral service at Walley-Mills-Zimmerman Funeral Home. Pastor Jeff Lewis from Three Cross Ministries will preside. Burial will be private at Rice Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to the Center for Hospice Care.
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Published in South Bend Tribune on June 21, 2014