David L. Swartz

Born: Sat., Nov. 18, 1950
Died: Wed., Dec. 30, 2020

Graveside Service

2:00 PM Tue., Jan. 05, 2021
Location: Blue River Cemetery

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David L. Swartz, age 70, of Pittsfield, IL passed away on Wednesday, December 30, 2020 near Detroit, IL.  He was born on November 18, 1950 in Pittsfield, IL to John and Eileen Gresham Swartz.  He married Sandra Kells on September 17, 1969 in Florence, IL, living in Germany from 1971-1972 where he was stationed while in the service, and she preceded him in death on June 11, 2014.

David graduated from East Pike in 1968 and went on to join the United States Army in 1970.  After his honorable discharge from the US Army, he returned back home to continue farming on his family farm with his brothers.  He loved his cows and was a very hard worker.  Over the years, he also drove a garbage truck for a short time for WW Sanitation and shoveled snow with his son, John taking care of many driveways and business parking lots in Pike County.  David enjoyed going to sales, flea markets, auctions, and farm shows.  He also liked trips to Branson, MO with family.  He especially loved spending time with his granddaughters riding in the tractor, fishing, or riding dirt bikes and four-wheelers.  David always gave his two cents and had many opinions, and was an honest and respectful man.

He is survived by his son, John (Melisha Hoover) Swartz of Pittsfield, IL; two granddaughters, Delaynee Swartz and Gretchen Swartz, both of Beardstown, IL; fiancé, Claire Moos; two brothers, Jim (Brenda) Swartz and Rex (Janice) Swartz, both of Pittsfield, IL; nieces and nephews, Katie (Jim) Shields of Indianapolis, IN, Abby (Joe) Landolt of Pittsifeld, IL, Beth (Ryan) Obernuefemann of Pawnee, IL, Jeanette (Matt) Porter of White Heath, IL, and Greg Swartz of Pittsfield, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Eileen Swartz; wife of 45 years, Sandra Swartz in 2014; and son, David Matthew Swartz in 1989.

Graveside services will be held on Tuesday, January 5, 2021 at 2:00 PM at Blue River Cemetery near Detroit, IL.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Blue River Cemetery.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in David's memory to the following organization:

Blue River Cemetery
Detroit, IL

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Dennis & Debbie (Cawthon)Galbreath
   Posted Thu December 31, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Sure was a shock no more suffering for David. He was a good man. We had some wonderful times with the two families getting together for a meal or whatever we might have done. We will live with the memories. We are here for you Johnny!!! God bless Debbie & Dennis

Kurt & Ronda Geldean
   Posted Thu December 31, 2020
Praying for you and your family....
Thinking of you.
Blessings sent your way

Bob Weaver
   Posted Thu December 31, 2020
Please accept my sympathies for your loss. Although I never him, I feel a kinship with Rex and Janice as they live on the farm I grew up on. My prayers are with you at this time.

Vicki and Darrell Doebelin
   Posted Fri January 01, 2021
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for comfort to family and friends.

Isabel Hansen
   Posted Fri January 01, 2021
May your memories of David help sustain you as you mourn his loss.

Gene & nancy schlieper
   Posted Fri January 01, 2021
So sorry to hear of my best friend passing. He will be missed . He was quite a guy. Praying for all of the family at this time of their loss.

Linda Myers
   Posted Fri January 01, 2021
I'm so sorry for your loss John prayers to help you through

   Posted Sat January 02, 2021
Our sympathy. Leta and Andrew Holtschlag,Grace United Methodist Church, Jacksonville, Il. friends.76

Barbara S Goertz
   Posted Sat January 02, 2021
Sorry to here of David passing, did not know him well, but in passing , so sorry for family

Dorothy and Roger Yaeger
   Posted Sun January 03, 2021
Jim and Brenda and family,
So sorry to read of David's passing. You have our deepest sympathyl

Dorothy & Roger Yaeger

David and Jean Hoover
   Posted Sun January 03, 2021
We send our sincere sympathy to all of David’s family. We always enjoyed running into David and visiting with him, David was fun to talk to. We once had an interesting conversation about a distant relative connected to both David and to Jean. We decided that as the saying goes “it is a small world sometimes.” Prayers for comfort due to the loss of your father, brother, grandfather, and friend.

Roger and Evelyn Beard
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
We will miss our neighbor and friend. We enjoyed talking of cattle and hay. Condolences to all his family.

Brad Gleckler
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
Dear Swartz Family, my deepest sympathy for your loss. David will be greatly missed and he was a great help to me when I lost my dad. Sincerely, Brad Gleckler

Alison Rubin de Celis
   Posted Mon January 04, 2021
We were so shocked and sorry to hear of David's passing. We really enjoyed our talks with him at church at Grace UMC and in the men's group there, and were looking forward to seeing him again. He will be missed by many. Please accept our deepest condolences.

David & Alison Rubin de Celis

Bob and Kathleen Dunn
   Posted Wed January 06, 2021
We are so sorry to learn of your loss of David. Please accept our sincere sympathy.

Tim and Nancy Halpin
   Posted Fri January 08, 2021
Thinking of you and expressing our sympathy for your loss

Gerald and Sally Bennett
   Posted Tue January 19, 2021
John, we are so sorry about the loss of your Dad. We are thinking of you. Please seek your comfort in the Lord.

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