Richard K. Swinehart

Mr. Swinehart

Richard K. Swinehart, 72, of Upper Sandusky, passed away Saturday, July 13, 2019, at Riverside Methodist Hospital, Columbus.

Richard was born Nov. 28, 1946, in Bucyrus, to Kenneth and Helen (Cooper) Swinehart, both of whom are deceased. He married Carol Arend June 6, 1969, at Our Lady of Consolation, and she survives. This year, they celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary.

Richard also is survived by six children, Christine (Randy) Beamer of Upper Sandusky, Rick Swinehart of Upper Arlington, David (Jenny) Swinehart of Marysville, Charles Swinehart of Upper Sandusky, Katherine (Darren) Rowland of Upper Sandusky and Jennifer (Bob) Payne of Carey; 16 grandchildren, Becky Beamer, Ashley Beamer, Sarah Harris, Arielle Swinehart, Alysia Swinehart, Kaylee Swinehart, Meghan Swinehart, Aly Swinehart, Ellie Swinehart, Jacob Swinehart, Emerson Swinehart, Haley Rowland, Blake Rowland, Carson Rowland, Audrina Dotson and Penelope Payne; one great-grandchild, Kaia Johnson; and two sisters, Dorothy Frye of Marion and Joyce (Dan) Schryer of Upper Sandusky.

Richard was a 1964 graduate of Mohawk High School and went on to serve his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War. After his time in the service, Richard worked at Eaton Corp.-Sypris in Marion, and retired in 2009 after 40 years.

He was a member of Transfiguration of The Lord Catholic Church, Upper Sandusky. For hobbies, Richard enjoyed fishing, bowling, spending time with his family at the casino and watching harness racing. Richard especially liked attending his grandchildren’s sporting events. He was always on call for his children and grandchildren and was always there when his family needed him. He will be greatly missed.

Graveside services will begin at 11 a.m. Thursday, July 18, 2019, at Oak Hill Cemetery, Upper Sandusky. Following services, military graveside rites will be conducted by Upper Sandusky Veterans Color Guard.

Visitation will be 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, July 17, 2019, at Lucas Batton Funeral Home, Upper Sandusky.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Disabled American Veterans or Wyandot County Special Olympics, and can be sent to Lucas-Batton, 476 S. Sandusky Ave. Upper Sandusky, OH 43351.

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