Ernest V. Swaisgood, 88, of Fremont, OH passed away on Sunday, July 20, 2014 at The Gardens at Clyde. He was born November 3, 1925, the son of Vernon E. and Sara (Hower) Swaisgood. He was a 1944 graduate of Risingsun High School and attended college in Naperville, IL until he was drafted in the Army.
Ernie served in the U.S. Army during WWII and was awarded the Army of Occupation Medal, Bronze Star and WWII Victory Medal. He married Ruby Sayre on November 6, 1948 in Greenup, KY and she preceded him in death on March 11, 2006.
Ernie worked as General Supervisor at Whirlpool for thirty-six years, retiring in 1984. He was a member of various square dance clubs and bowling leagues.
Ernie is survived by his children, Steven (Julie) Swaisgood, of Lindsay, OH, Stacy (Jill) Swaisgood, Linda (Earl) Hilt, and Teresa Kinnan, all of Fremont, OH; grandchildren, Brian and Craig West, Angie Ebert, Jackie Swaisgood, Jason Kinnan, Brandi McCoy, Sidney and Chloe Swaisgood and nine great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruby Swaisgood; brothers, Donovan, William, Wayne and Louis Swaisgood; sister, Louella Dierker; grandsons, Nathan Swaisgood and Jacob Whitt.
Visitation: Thursday from 5 to 8 p.m. at Wonderly Horvath Hanes Funeral Home & Crematory, 425 E. State St., Fremont, OH.
Service: Friday, July 25, 2014, 10:30 a.m. at the funeral home.
Burial: McGormley Cemetery, Fremont, OH with military honors provided by the V.F.W. and American Legion.
Memorials: Stein Hospice or the Gardens at Clyde
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