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James 'Jim' Michael Swank service Friday

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James "Jim" Michael Swank, age 67, of Union Mills, IN., passed away on June 24, 2013.

He was born in Clinton, IN, on May 31, 1946 to Perry and Maudie (Rohr) Swank.

On August 25, 1987 in Petoskey, MI., he married Vickie (Martin) Swank who survives. Also surviving are him beloved daughter, Diane Swank of Kennesaw, GA; son, Michael Swank of Georgia; sisters, Daisy (Raymond) Haack of Highland, IN; sister-in-law, Carrie Lyne (Jeff) Cashner; several nieces, nephews; 3 grandchildren; 2 great grandchildren; and special nephew, Lee (Amber) Carman.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and sister, Betty Carman.

Jim retired from Inland Steel where he worked as a foreman for 34 years. He had been recently working at LaPorte County Co-Op in Union Mills. Jim enjoyed working on his house, barbecuing, Camping, and cruising. He was very energetic, loved adventure, dogs, and spending time with his family and friends. Jim had received the American Legion School Award while in school. Jim and Vickie were blessed with a love, that was extremely special. Always making the other happy.

A Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, June 28, 2013 at Cutler Funeral Home and Cremation Center. A time of visitation will be held on Friday, from 2 p.m. until the time of the service at the funeral home.

Memorial Contributions may be directed to the charity of the donor's choice.

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Posted 6/26/2013