Kenneth Eugene “Ken” Swanger
January 31, 1926 ‒ October 02, 2015
LEXINGTON: Kenneth Eugene “Ken” Swanger passed away Friday, October 2, 2015 in Lexington Court Care Center. He was 89.
Ken was born January 31, 1926 in Mansfield to parents Charles and Blanche (Thompson) Swanger. He proudly served his country in the US Navy during WWII.
Ken attended North Liberty United Methodist Church and recently Crossroads Community Church in Mansfield. In spare time, he enjoyed hunting deer and small game, fishing, and traveling, especially to Las Vegas, Arizona and California.
He is survived by his wife Elsie (Bullock) Swanger of Galion; children Jeanette (Isaac) Back of Bellville, Lyn (Tom) Fisher of Ontario, Joe (Cheri) Bittinger of Phoenix, AZ, Pam Drotleff of Ashland, Barb Miller of Butler, Tom (Marina) Eller of Lancaster; daughter-in-law Cindy Swanger of Ashland; children Sandra Carsey of Pavonia and David (Michelle) Carsey of Mansfield; numerous grandchildren, and great grandchildren; siblings Betty (Bill) West, Ronald Swanger, Helen Swanger, Nancy (Robert) Robinson, and Carol (Bob) Deems; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, Ken was preceded in death by his first wife Virginia Swanger, son’s Ken and Ivan Swanger, brothers Dick, Charles, Art, Floyd, and Bob Swanger.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, October 14, 2015 at 2 pm in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home where his family will receive friends the hour prior. Pastor Ken Kinley will officiate and burial will follow in Mansfield Memorial Park.
Contributions in his memory to the Alzheimer’s Association may be made at the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Ken’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them at SnyderFuneralHomes.com