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Albert 'Al' Swart

Thursday, July 24, 2008

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Funeral services for Mr. Albert "Al" Swart, 92, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Thursday, July 24, 2008, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer. Rev. Harry McAlpine will officiate the service.

Interment will take place at Calvary Cemetery in Ruthven.

Albert passed away Sunday, July 20, 2008, at Spencer Hospital.

Albert J. Swart, the son of Albert Thompson and Mary (Harder) Swart, was born Aug. 21, 1915, in Searsboro. His early childhood years were spent in Grinnell, and then in the late 1920's his family moved to northwest Iowa. Al graduated from Gillett Grove High school in 1933. Following his schooling, he worked in Spencer and started farming in the late 1930's.

On June 16, 1938, Al married Catherine Irene Reardon at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ruthven. To this union, two children were born, Mary Ann and William. Following their marriage, they farmed north of Spencer. Al married Helen Gerdeman on April 28, 1984 and Ruby Luscombe on Nov. 24, 1995. Al served on Buena Vista REC, Dickens Elevator Board, Gillett Grove School Board, Cornbelt Power Corp., Sacred Heart Financial Board, Seniors Citizens Board, N.W. Aging Board, and the Clay Mutual Insurance Board. He was a member of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and he also worked at the Clay County Fair selling tickets for many years.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wives: Catherine, Helen and Ruby; and his son, William on July 11, 2008.

Al is survived by his daughter, Mary Ann Wassom of Spencer; his daughter-in-law, Bonny Swart of Dickens; six grandchildren; and 11 great grandchildren.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.