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Michael L. 'Mike' Swofford

Michael L. "Mike" Swofford

May 13, 2015 - May 13, 2015
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Michael Swofford, 75 of Dubois died Sunday, May 2, 2015 at his home in Dubois.

Services will be 2:00 p.m., Saturday, May 30, 2015 at the Dubois Headwaters with Military Honors.

Lynn Michael Swofford was born June 8, 1939 in Normal, Illinois to James Melvin and Grace Ida (Erlinger) Swofford.

Mike attended the Beloit College from 1957 – 1958 studying Liberal Arts. He then attended the Southern Illinois University from 1959 – 1961 majoring in Radio-TV-Advertising, minoring in Agriculture.

He served with the U.S. Army March of 1961 being honorably discharged returning to Army National Guard of Illinois.

In 1963 he married Joan Lindahl. Together they had two sons and later divorced.

His family said he enjoyed hunting, camping, hiking, the outdoors, music, spending time with his grandchildren and his number one hobby was Gunsmithing.

He began working at the Daniel, Wyoming Fish hatchery as a Culturist working from June 1967 – June 1971. In 1971 in joined the Wyoming Highway Patrol in Laramie moving to Dubois in 1975 retiring in 1989.

He is survived by his two sons, Eric Swofford and his wife Amy of Douglas and Kevin Swofford of Dubois; he is survived by three grandsons, Kaleb Swofford, Tristan Swofford, and Morgan Hamar.

He was preceded in death by his parents, James and Grace Swofford; brother, Larry; and his former wife, Joan.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.