Aug. 29, 1930 - July 21, 2007
ATTICA - Lester J. Swartz, 76, of Attica died July 21 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Toledo.
He was born Aug. 29, 1930 in Clyde, to the late George and Lela (Fosnaugh) Swartz. Mr. Swartz was employed at Mansfield Brass and Aluminum in New Washington. He was former owner of Standard Breed Harness Horses and co-owner of Sports Videos.
He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Verda Mae (Leash) Swartz of Attica; sons and daughters-in-law, Russell E. Swartz of Attica, Jeffrey L. and Kimberly Swartz and Michael A. and Heidi Swartz of Tiffin; daughters and a son-in-law, Melinda Schowochow of Tiffin and Sandra L. and Dewey Johnson of Attica; 22 grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren; brothers, Carl Swartz of Fremont, Alfred Swartz of Plymouth and Roy Swartz of Bellevue; and sisters, Mary Flemming of Milan, Velma Cox of Flatrock, Phyllis Senzek of Collin, Ladonna Gillis of New Hampshire and Nancy Vanderpol of Willard.
He was preceded in death by daughters, Carla Ann Swartz and Kristina Swartz; brothers, Jim, Glen, Phil and George Swartz; and sisters, Dorothy and Marjorie Swartz.
A memorial service will take place at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Attica United Methodist Church with the Rev. Dr. David T. Clarke officiating.
Burial will be in Attica-Venice Township Cemetery, Attica.