Sept. 10, 1929 June 2, 2014
RUSSELL – Services for Dayle W. Swift, 84, of Marshall, formerly of Russell, are at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Grace First Parish in Russell. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today with a 7 p.m. prayer service at Hamilton Funeral Home. Visitation will continue at the church on Friday, one hour prior to the service. Burial will be in the Russell City Cemetery.
He died Monday, June 2, 2014, at the Avera Morningside Heights Care Center.
Dayle Warner was born Sept. 10, 1929, in Tracy to Sayle and Mary (Withrow) Swift. He was baptized and confirmed at Congregational Church in Garvin, and graduated from Tracy High School in 1947.
Dayle was united in marriage to Jeanene Coyle at the Congregational Church on Jan. 11, 1952. To this union four children were born, namely: Paul, Diane, Gayle and Mark. They made their home and farmed in Island Lake Township. Dayle was very active in his community. He was on the Board of Directors for Lyon-Lincoln Electric Co-op for 36 years, East River Electric Co-op of Madison, S.D., for 18 years, Russell School board for 25 years, Russell Masonic Lodge for more than 50 years and was an Elder for the First Presbyterian Church in Russell. The love of Dayle’s was spending time with his family and doing things for them. His other enjoyments included farming, fishing, traveling and promoting Lyon-Lincoln Co-op.
He is survived by his wife, Jeanene of Marshall; four children, Paul (and Elaine) Swift of Marshall, Diane (and Walt) Gravley of Russell, Gayle (and Frank) Holt of Plano, Texas, and Mark (and Carla) Swift of Lakeville; 10 grandchildren, Daren (and Chelsey), Brian and Jason Gravley, Elizabeth, Matthew, Hannah, Jack and Charles Swift, Dustin Kirk and Lindsay (and David) Berryman; three great- grandchildren, Austin Kirk, Kyan and Talia Berryman; and two sisters-in-law, Verna Swift of Balaton and Gini Swift of Marshall.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Cecil, Raymond and Jesse Swift; and sister-in-law, Nona Swift.
Blessed be the memory of Dayle W. Swift.
Hamilton Funeral Home