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Henry Edward Swartz 1923 - 2012
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ALEXANDER — Henry Edward Swartz, 88, passed away on Jan. 8 at Bethany Home in Lindsborg. Born April 29, 1923 in Ft. Scott, he was the son of Paul and Ethel Morgan Swartz. A lifetime resident of Rush County, he was a farmer. On Jan. 28, 1945 he married Norma Clark. She preceded him in death on June 28, 1998.

Mr. Swartz was a World War II veteran and a recipient of the Purple Heart. He was a member of the Alexander United Methodist Church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars.

Survivors include two sons, Edward (Louise) Swartz, of Alexander, and Steven (Loretta) Swartz, of Rush Center; four daughters, Dianna (Stanley) O’Brien, of Wichita, Cynthia (Lyle) Seltmann, of LaVerne, Tenn., Susan (Ernest) Bailey, of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Patricia (Michael) Johnson, of Marquette; two brothers, Roger (Judy) Boese, of Macdoel, Calif., and Wayne (Ginnie) Boese, of Hugo, Colo.; two sisters, Hazel Scheuerman, of Great Bend, and Estella (Alan) Miller, of WaKeeney; 14 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a grandson, Todd Allen Seltmann; and a granddaughter, Deborah Seltmann.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday at the Alexander United Methodist Church, in Alexander. Burial is at the Alexander Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Thursday and from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday, with the family present on Friday from 6 to 8 p.m., all at the funeral home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to Central Prairie Honor Flight. Condolences may be sent to the family at


Funeral arrangments provided by

Fitzgerald Funeral Home*

P.O. Box 96

Ness City, Kansas 67560

Great Bend (Kan) Tribune, Jan. 11, 2012