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December 28, 2017 James Ernest Swartzendruber
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ARTICLE DESCRIPTION:

1942 - 2017

James Ernest Swartzendruber, 75, passed away on Friday, Dec. 22, 2017, at the McCreedy Home in Washington. A celebration of life service will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017, at the Yoder-Powell Funeral Home in Kalona. Pastor Don Patterson will officiate. Burial will be in the Sharon Hill Cemetery. The family will greet friends from 12:30 - 1 p.m. prior to the service.

James was born Dec. 26, 1942, in rural Wellman, Iowa, the son of Ernest and Mary Swartzendruber. He was a longtime resident of the McCreedy Home. Prior to that he was a resident of Washington County Home and Orchard Hill ResCare in Washington.

He is survived by two brothers and two sisters: Arlis (Nancy) Swartzendruber of Mesquite, Nev., Teresa (Bill) Bainter of Goshen, Ind., Dellis (Judy) Swartzendruber of Anamosa, Iowa, Violet Draga of Richmond, Ky.; and five nephews: Cloy, Kevin, Darren, Sean and Lance.

James was preceded in death by his parents: Ernest and Mary; and a nephew: Jeff Swartzendruber.

The Yoder-Powell Funeral Home is caring for James and his family. www.powellfuneralhomes.com

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