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Charles Avis Swart

August 10, 1932 ~ April 28, 2018 (age 85)

Charles Swart


CHARLESTON – Charles A. Swart, 85, of Charleston, passed away Saturday, April 28, 2018 at his home.


His graveside funeral will be held at 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018 at Janesville Cemetery, Janesville, Illinois.  Casual attire would be appreciated.  There will be no visitation.  Arrangements: Harper-Swickard.


Charles was born August 10, 1932 at Heaton, ND, son of Ralph A. and Dorothy V. (Myers) Swart.  He married Opal L. Lang, July 4, 1953 at Corinth, Mississippi; she survives.  Also surviving are their children: Judith (Lowell) Thompson of Charleston, Robert (Anita) Swart of Lerna, and Sharon “Katie” Rose of Charleston.  One sister: Myrtle Anderson of North Dakota; four grandchildren: Kimberly (Billy) White, Penny Wallace, Doug (Shannon) Heddins, and Robert D. Swart, Jr.; three great-grandchildren: Ashley Heddins, Andrew Decaro, and Matthew Chaney; as well as special friend: Larry Hurst, also survive.  He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers: Lester Swart, Earl Swart, Frank Swart, and Royal Swart; and one sister: Agnes Easton.


Charles retired from the Clark Foundry.  He was a man who enjoyed the simple life, tending his horses and farm animals, and cherished time he spent with family.

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