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  • Obituary: John William Swallow

  • John William Swallow, 74, passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at his home in Nebraska City with his family at his side.
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  • John William Swallow, 74,  passed away Friday, June 13, 2014, at his home in Nebraska City with his family at his side.
    John William Swallow was born on November 29, 1939, in Washburn, N.D., to William and Pansy Elizabeth (Edwards) Swallow.
    John attended the Washburn School before he enlisted into the Navy in 1956, in San Diego, Calif., and received his honorable discharge in December of 1960. From a previous marriage, John had three children: Wayne, Leslie and Jeff.
    John was a sales rep and district manager for the Hoover company and Maytag. He started his own carpet cleaning rental company serving Western Iowa and Eastern Nebraska for the last 15 years. On December 12, 1981, John married Kay (Willey) Stuck in Des Moines, Iowa. They moved to Nebraska City in 2004 from Des Moines. John was an avid University of  Iowa Hawkeye fan, as well as enjoyed playing golf and socializing with other golfers and his friends. John was preceded in his death by his parents; a son, Wayne Swallow; two sisters, Emma and Pauline; and two grandchildren, Krystal and Jared.
     Survivors of John include his wife, Kay Swallow of Nebraska City; daughter: Leslie Gross and husband Larry of Mandan, N.D.; son, Jeff Swallow and wife Sandy of Mandan, North Dakota; step daughter, Evangeline Stuck of Dunbar, Nebraska; step son, Steve Stuck and wife Beth of Des Moines; sister, Anna Bell Stevens of Seattle, Wash.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Ronnie and Nancy Willey of Mount Ayr, Iowa; brother-in-law, Clair Leroy Willey of Marian, Iowa; four grandchildren, Alyson Gross, McKenzie Swallow, McKayla Swallow and Jenna Dirkschneider; nieces; nephews; cousins; other relatives and friends.
    There will be no viewing or visitation at Peterson Mortuary.
    A Celebration of the Life of John William Swallow will be on Tuesday, June 17, 2014, at  11 a.m. at the Peterson Mortuary Chapel in Nebraska City with the Father Michael McCabe officiating. The burial of ashes will be held at a later date.
    Memorials are suggested to the Wounded Warrior Project.
    Messages of condolence or remembrances may be left on the website PetersonMortuaryNE.com or emailed to PetersonMortuary@hotmail.com
    Service is entrusted to Peterson Mortuary at 111 North 11th Street of Nebraska City.

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