Carl E. Swartz, age 91 of Cridersville passed away 3:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 20, 2022 at St. Rita’s Medical Center. He was born April 6, 1931 in New Hampshire, Ohio to the late Clarence R. and Pauline L. (Frank) Swartz. He married Anise M. Guthrie Nov. 1955 and she survives in Cridersville.
Carl graduated from Waynesfield High School in 1949 and Miami University in 1953 with a business degree. He went on to serve in the U. S. Army during Korea in Germany. He worked for Ford Motor Company for 32 years retiring in 1988. After retirement he worked for Moulton Gas Company for three years. He had been a Cridersville Councilman and president from 1967 to 1995, member of the Auglaize County Republican Central Committee, member of Cridersville United Methodist Church for 62 years and served on several committees, member of Brand’s Lake, Lima Elks, life member of Spencerville VFW Post 6772 and the Ford Retirees Club. Carl was a loving husband, of 66 years, and father who enjoyed his granddaughters and great grandchildren. He enjoyed all sports and fishing.
Additional survivors include daughters Tammy (Matt) Davidson of Beavercreek and Susan R. (Terry) Bay of Lima; granddaughters: Hilary (Brian) Green of Tulsa, OK, Mallory (Dan) Wolff of Houston, TX and Natalie (Adam) Ruther of Milford, Ohio; great grandchildren Abraham Green, Benjamin Green, Hayes Wolff and Mackenzie Wolff; a brother John (Jo) Swartz of Lexington, KY, in-laws: Rollie (Alice) Guthrie of Green Valley, AZ, Vaude (Ralph) Hubbell of Lima, Charlie (Marilyn) Guthrie of DeGraff and Sally Murphy of Elida.
He was preceded in death by a brother Clarence F. (Patricia) Swartz, Jr., father and mother in-law Dwight and Gaithel Guthrie, in-laws Dick Arthur and Thomas Murphy.
The family will receive friends 12 to 2 Monday, July 25 at Cridersville United Methodist Church. The funeral will follow at 2 with Pastor Tom Miller officiating entombment will follow in Memorial Park Cemetery Mausoleum. Memorial contributions may be given to Cridersville United Methodist Church The family ask that mask be worn at the church and the mausoleum.
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