Dennis E. Swain
October 21, 1950 - December 23, 2018
Birthplace: Red Oak, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Visitation 12/27/2018
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel
Service 12/28/2018
First United Methodist Church
Burial 12/28/2018
Victoria Cemetery

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Dennis Eugene Swain, age 68, of Red Oak, Iowa passed away Sunday, December 23, 2018 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. Dennis was born October 21, 1950 in Red Oak, Iowa, the son of Albert and Virginia (Garner) Swain. He was raised North of Corning, Iowa, graduating from Corning High School in 1969. He was united in marriage to Holly Jean Miller in 1974 at Mt. Etna, Iowa. Two children were born to this union: Joe and Beverly. They moved to Red Oak, Iowa, in 1974. Over the years, Dennis worked for the Farmers Mercantile, Star Agri Corporation, RO Mech, and the Glenwood, Iowa Middle School as well as operating the Swain Cleaning Service. Dennis was united in marriage to Linda Shaffer on July 15, 1987 in Red Oak, Iowa. Dennis was a member of the First United Methodist Church. He loved Christmastime and had a passion for putting out Christmas lights. He spent many hours with the downtown Christmas decorating committee making Fountain Square festive. His greatest passion was his family. He always enjoyed watching all of the kids and their school events. Dennis also loved visiting with friends and would meet them at Burger King in Red Oak or McDonalds when he worked in Glenwood. He always had time to share a cup of coffee.

Preceding him in death were his parents; daughter: Beverly Swain in 1988; brother-in-law and sister-in-law: Ricky and Rita Bozwell; and sister-in-law: Ann Bozwell. Survivors include his wife: Linda Swain of Red Oak, IA; son: Joseph Swain of Des Moines, IA; step-daughters: Jean Frank and husband Dusty of Essex, IA; Elizabeth Willuhn and husband Chris of Afton, IA; and Lisa Thompson of Red Oak, IA; 10 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother: Steven Swain and wife Nancy of Atlantic, IA; mother-in-law and father-in-law: Dorothy and Lester Bozwell of Red Oak, IA; brothers-in-law: Johnny Bozwell and wife Kathy of Corning, IA; Gary Bozwell and wife Jean of Red Oak, IA; and Raymond Bozwell and wife Deb of Red Oak, IA; sister-in-law: Joan Clark and husband Mark of Ft. Worth, TX; many nieces and nephews including: Dusty Juhl of Ankeny, IA and Amanda Nidever of Fredericksburg, TX; and many other relatives and friends.

Funeral services will be held 10 AM Friday, December 28, 2018 at the First United Methodist Church in Red Oak, Iowa. Burial will be in the Victoria Cemetery near Massena, Iowa. Visitation with the family will be held from 5-7 PM Thursday, December 27, 2018 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the First United Methodist Church or directed to the family.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


 


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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