John W. Swales

John W. Swales, 85, of Huntington, IN, died Wednesday, May 15, 2019, at 5:57 a.m. at Miller’s Merry Manor in Huntington.

Mr. Swales graduated from Huntington Township High School in 1951 and served in the United States Army during the Korean War. He retired from International Harvester in Fort Wayne after 40 years of service.

He was born Dec. 13, 1933, in Lima, OH, to William and Mary Hartman Swales. He married E. Mae Wall on April 6, 1952, and she preceded him in death on March 22, 2019.

Survivors include two daughters, Audrey (Marlow) Anderson, of Manitou, CO, and Linda (Dennis) Huston, of Andrews; a son, Matt (April) Swales, of Manitou, CO; five grandchildren, April Deeg, Jeremy Deeg, Nate Huston and Jessica Harshbarger, all of Huntington; and Jacob Swales, of Indianapolis; and four grea-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by a great grandson, Damon Shrock.

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Memorials are to Huntington County Humane Society, in care of Bailey-Love Mortuary, 35 W. Park Drive, Huntington, IN 46750.
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