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March 15, 2013

Michael Ellis Swartz

July 18, 1944 - March 14, 2013

MUNCIE, Ind. — Michael Ellis Swartz, 68, of Muncie, died Thursday morning, March 14, 2013, at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital.

He was born July 18, 1944, the son of the late John E. Jr. and Mazie (Harris) Swartz.

Michael enjoyed bowling, playing the guitar, trap and skeet shooting, collecting stamps, photography and studying history. He had been a tool and die maker and former owner of Ken-Bar. He loved his family and spending time with them.

Michael is survived by his loving wife, Julie Jean (Kirtley) Swartz of Muncie; his three children, Amanda Swartz of Fishers, Matt Swartz of Muncie, and Melissa Swartz (Alejandro Diaz Jr.) of Austin Texas; three stepchildren, Jenni May of Gaston, Sara May of Fort Wayne, and Larry May of Gaston; one brother, Pat Swartz (Sharon) of Ronceverte, W.Va.; three stepgrandchildren; special cousin, Becky Blanchard of Gas City; several nieces, nephews and cousins.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by a sister, Pam Whybrew.

Funeral services for Michael will be held at noon Monday at Gaston United Methodist Church in Gaston with Pastor John Long officiating. Burial will follow in Gardens of Memory Cemetery.

Family and friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the church.

Memorial contributions can be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Garden View Funeral Home.  

Post online condolences at www.gardenviewandgardensofmemory.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.

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