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The Daily Register - Harrisburg, IL
  • OBITUARY: Emerson A. Swartz

  • Emerson A. Swartz, 94 of Galatia, passed away 10:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in the Fountain View Nursing Home in Eldorado.
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  • Emerson A. Swartz, 94 of Galatia, passed away 10:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 3, 2014, in the Fountain View Nursing Home in Eldorado.
    He was born on May 20, 1920, in Saline County in the Bankston area to Roy and Frona (Westmaland) Schwartz. Emerson married Dorothy Jerdon on Nov. 4, 1938, in Mt. Vernon, Ind., and she preceded on May 30, 2002. He was a mechanic for a gas station and loved carpentry and fishing and was a member of the Carrier Mills Baptist Church.
    Emerson is survived by his two children, Gary (Karen) Schwartz and Darline (Mike) Nevious; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; seven great-great-grandchildren; three sisters, Kathryn Winemiller, Dorothy Allen and Doris Seets.
    He was preceded by his parents; wife; and a son, Roy Lee Schwartz; brothers and sisters Delmar, Forrest, Mildred, Maxine, Fern, Margaret and Minnie Sue.
    Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2014, at the Sloan Funeral Home in Galatia with visitation 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 5, 2014, at the funeral home. The Rev. Kevin Peyton will officiate with burial in the Webber Campground Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Webber Campground Cemetery.

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