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Kalona-John Harvey Swantz was born April 12, 1943 in Kalona, Iowa, the son of Lester and Lydia (Bender) Swantz. On April 20, 1967 he was united in marriage to Fannie Mae Borkholder, God blessed them with 53 years of wedded life. He was baptized in the Old Order Amish Church and remained a faithful member until his death on Monday, August 3, 2020, at the age of 77 years, 3 months and 22 days from a subdural hematoma.
He leaves to mourn his departure, his sorrowing companion, Fannie Mae; 2 daughters and 3 sons, Lillian Gingerich (Fred) of Irvington, KY, Loretta Miller (Elson) of Kalona, John David of Keota, James (Lorena) of Kalona and Luke (Karen) of Bellefontaine, OH; 36 grandchildren; 2 brothers, Henry (Mary) of Kalona and Amos (Mattie) of Sugarcreek, OH; a nephew and a niece. He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Samuel and 2 infant brothers Marion Joseph and David Paul, a sister Ruth and a grandson Norman Glen Gingerich.
The family would like to thank everyone for the many acts of love and kindness shown to them during this time of loss.
Funeral Service will be 9:30 am Friday, August 7, 2020 at the Elson Miller residence 2080 110th Street, Kalona, Iowa. Visitation will be after 2:00 pm on Wednesday and after 10:00 am Thursday at the Elson Miller residence. Burial will be at the South Gingerich Cemetery, Kalona.
Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona is assisting with services. Messages and tributes may be left at www.powellfuneralhomes.com
Wednesday, August 5, 2020
Starts at 2:00pm
Thursday, August 6, 2020
Starts at 10:00am
Friday, August 7, 2020
Starts at 9:30am
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