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Roy Swoish

Died: Saturday, August 28, 2010
Age: 89
Roy Swoish, 89, of Attica passed away Saturday, August 28, 2010 at Angelic Gardens Adult Foster Care in Attica.

Roy Francis Swoish was born July 27, 1921 in North Branch. He was the son of William and Olive Swoish. He grew up in the North Branch / Burnside area and attended Country School.

He married Cecilia Nellenbach on January 27, 1951 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Burnside. They moved to a farm in Attica in 1954 where Roy was a dairy and crop farmer. He also worked for 20 plus years at Chrysler Motor Company at the Sterling Stamping Plant in Sterling Heights. Roy was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Imlay City. He was a minister of the Eucharist at Sacred Heart. Roy belonged to Our Lady Queen of Peace Knights of Columbus Council 4556 in Imlay City.

Roy is survived by his sons, Tom (Tami) Swoish of Coldwater and Bill (Lynn) Swoish of Attica; daughters, Linda (Jack) Farrell of Belmont, New Hampshire, Donna (Jim) Bruce of Imlay City, Kathy (Grant) Forsyth of Marysville, Karen (Brad) Wilson of Millington, Mary (Jack) Dudde of Westland, and Cecelia DuBois of Lapeer; 41 grandchildren; 29 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; and sisters, Gerry Lehman of Belleville, Donna Houck of Marlette, and Lois Houck of Bay City.

He is preceded in death by his wife Cecilia and his sister Hazel Holt.

A funeral mass will be held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 4, 2010 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church of Imlay City. Father Paul Ward will officiate. Burial will follow at St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in North Branch.



The family will be available for visiting 1-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m., Friday, September 3, 2010 (with a 6 p.m. Rosary) at Muir Brothers Funeral Home in Imlay City.

Please visit our online guest book at

muirbrothersfh.com for more information.

Funeral arrangements made by Muir Brothers Funeral Home, Imlay City.
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