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December 1, 2013

Ronald G. Swisher

Jan. 29, 1951 - Dec. 1, 2013

ANDERSON — Ronald G. Swisher, 62, of Frankton, died Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, at Community Hospital Anderson after an extended illness.

Swisher was born Jan. 29, 1951, in Anderson to David L. and Joan (Latchaw) Swisher. He lived in the Alexandria or Frankton area most of his life.

Swisher was a graduate of Alexandria-Monroe High School Class of 1969. He retired from General Motors in 2009, having worked in Anderson and Marion for 40 years. He was a member of the Madison Christian Church in Frankton. He was an active participant in the St. Vincent-Mercy Pulmonary Support Group of Elwood. A farm boy at heart, Ron was active and a longtime supporter of the Madison County 4-H Association and activities. He enjoyed yard work and landscaping. Ron was a sports trivia buff and enjoyed sports of all kind, including Purdue athletics, football, basketball, hockey and racing. Ron was the No. 1 fan of his grandchildren and their athletics.

Swisher is survived by his wife, Loretta (Harper) Swisher, whom he married April 6, 1974; daughter Cristi (Eric) Aulbach of Hartford City; son, Jeremy (Jessica) Swisher of Frankton; grandchildren, Anya and Nicholas Aulbach, Alaina Carr, Aden and Alivia Swisher; father, David Swisher of Alexandria; brother Bob (Judy) Swisher of Alexandria; sisters Nancy (Scott) Norris of Pendleton, Lisa (David) Dykhoff of Muncie, Jayne Davis of Lafayette and Julie (Rich) Sautter of Indianapolis; mother-in-law, Minyoughn Harper of Frankton; and several nieces and nephews. His wife’s loving family including brother-in-law David Knotts who was always there when needed.

He was preceded in death by mother, Joan Swisher; brother, Gary Swisher; niece, Kelsey Sautter; father-in-law, Gerald Harper.

Funeral services will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at the Owens Funeral Home, 412 N. Harrison St., Alexandria. Rev. Robert Dailey and Rev. Donna Herring will officiate. Interment will follow in the K of P-IOOF Cemetery in Frankton.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Madison Christian Church or the Madison County 4-H Association through the funeral home.

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