Garrett – Benjamin I Swank, 72 of Garrett died Monday July 27, 2020 at Millers Merry Manor in Garrett. He was born January 23, 1948 in Altona to Leonard Arley and Luella Mae (Ruch) Swank. Ben was a U.S. Army Vietnam Veteran and worked for 47 years at Kraft Foods. He was a member of the Auburn Moose Lodge, Garrett Eagles, Garrett American Legion and he loved to Bowl. He married Linda Paight on April 22, 1972 in the Garrett United Methodist Church and she passed away just 2 weeks ago on July 13, 2020. Surviving are 2 sons and a daughter; Randy (Tammy) Swank of Florida, Dawn (Jeff) Mauer of Louisville, KY and Terry (Lisa) Swank of Garrett; 10 grandchildren, Nicole Hawn, Anthony Swank, Sharayah Henry, Haley Swank, Clayton Mauer, Trista Mauer, Jayden Swank, Demetri Swank, Benjamin Swank, Michaela Swank and 3 great grandchildren; brothers and sisters, Betty Jean Logan of California, Elizabeth Myers of Garrett, Francis Linthicum of Auburn, Jim Swank of Garrett, Rose Swank of Garrett, Mary (Larry) Miller of Garrett, Martha Owens of Garrett and Paulette (Dave) Kobiela of Garrett; brother- in-law LeRoy Paight of Howe and a sister-in-law, Delora Harker of LaGrange. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife and a brother Donald Swank. Services will be 1 PM Thursday July 30, 2020 at Feller and Clark Funeral Home, 1860 Center Street, Auburn, IN with burial to follow in Christian Union Cemetery in Garrett. Calling is 2 hours prior to the service Thursday from 11 to 1PM at the funeral home. Memorials can be given to the family c/o Terry Swank to help with expenses. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com
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