December 4, 2008
CLYDE B. SWARTZ, 71, of Baraga, passed away suddenly at his home Tuesday morning, December 2, 2008. He was born in Zeba, MI. on May 29, 1937 the son of the late John(Mickey) and Clara (Knapp) Swartz. Clyde attended schools in L'Anse nad Dexter, MI. One June 18, 1960, he married the former Barbara Jean Darcy at St. Ann's Catholic Church in Baraga. Clyde worked on the Great Lakes on the ore boats, Ann Arbor Construction, Baraga Manufacturing, Pettibone, YACC and Tribal Construction. Clyde then started his own business, CBS Trucking and worked for the Baraga County Tourist Association. Clyde groomed trails for 28 years and found much joy in doing this. Clyde was a member of the Keweenaw Bay Tribal Community and served on the Tribal council for 9 years. He was also a member of BCTRA, the Eagles, and Ojibwa Senior Citizens. He loved to travel with them and was so greatful for all the trips he was able to go on with everyone. Clyde enjoyed spending time with family and friends, his Sun and Moons, hunting, watching westerns, listening to to good ol' country music. He loved listening to Dick Storm every Saturday and Sunday mornings. Clyde also enjoyed attending local high school football and hockey games and watching the Red Wings! Mr. Swartz is survived by his loving wife, Barbara,"Lovey" of 48 years, children, Terri (Mike)Denomie, Larry "Fulla" (Julie) Swartz, Patti(Art) Maki, Peggy Sue Swartz (John Harden), and Andy Emery, former son-in-law Jim Byykkonen. Grandchildren Damian, Courtney and Bobby Joe Swartz, Darcye, Brittany, and Heather Maki, Shellie and Mikey Denomie, Barbie Byykkonen, Carol Lafriske and Toni Garrison, his great grandchildren Peyton Denomie, Trevor Williams, Nicklas and Noah Schulze, Natalie McGeshick and Katie Garrison, brothers and sisters, Bill (Anna Mae) Swartz, Wayne(Ann) Swartz, Pearl Thoresen, Jerry (Sandy) Swartz, Dolly Sapcut and Fred Dakota, Ward (Nancy) Swartz, Roland (Cheryl) Swartz. Several nieces, nephews and cousins also survive. He was preceded in death by his son, Joey. Funeral services for Mr. Swartz were held at 11 a.m. Thursday, December 4, 2008 at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse with Pastor John Henry officiating. The family received friends on Wednesday, December 3, 2008 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Reid Funeral Service and Chapel, L'Anse and for one hour prior to the service on Thursday. Following the funeral service on Thursday, the family invited friends to join them for fellowship and a luncheon at the Baraga American Legion Post 444.
CLYDE B. SWARTZ, 71, of Baraga, passed away suddenly at his home Tuesday morning, December 2, 2008. He was born in Zeba, MI. on May 29, 1937 the son of the late John(Mickey) and Clara (Knapp) Swartz. Clyde attended schools in L'Anse nad Dexter,... View Obituary & Service Information
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