Jack W. Swan, 88, passed away after a brief illness on Tuesday February 9th in Sault Sainte Marie, MI.
Jack was born in Sturgeon Bay, WI on September 10th, 1932, to Allen Swan and Karen (Lindquist) Swan. Though he was born in Sturgeon Bay, Jack was raised in Sault Sainte Marie, MI. He was the third oldest out of six. Jack served in the Navy from 1952 to 1956, stationed aboard the USS Wasp. A short while after, he married Hilkka (Muhonen) Swan on September 19th, 1959.
Jack and Hilkka later moved to Green Bay where Jack worked for Sears. He was an usher at the Green Bay Packer games for 32 years and is also a season ticket holder. In 1975, they moved back to Sault Sainte Marie when he purchased a small party store in Brimley, MI, and named it Swan Market. Though he always enjoyed bowling, upon retirement Jack enjoyed watching the freighters on the St. Mary’s River, was an avid wooden model boat builder, doing crossword puzzles, spending time with his beloved family and friends, watching the Green Bay Packers and Red Wings games, and enjoyed his Sunday VFW visits with his favorite bartender, Cathy Rogers.
Jack is survived by his children Vicki Steele, husband Mike, Julie Bentley, husband Bill, Mark Swan, wife Traci, Kelli Swan, fiancé John McCollum; grandchildren Sam, Danni, Megan, Bree, Hanna, Lindsey, and Jack; great grandchild Waylon; siblings Nancy Darling, Dan Swan and wife SueAnn, and Barbara Lisiecki and husband Lou, and many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
Jack is preceded by his parents, Allen Swan and Karen (Lindquist) Swan; spouse Hilkka (Muhonen) Swan, infant son Jack, siblings Robert Swan and wife Shirley, Joan Menard and husband Jerry, and brother-in-law Mike Darling.
Jack’s family would like to thank War Memorial Hospital ER ICU, and especially McKinley Manor. Wherever, whenever you are, raise your glass to Jack. A public visitation will be Sunday February 14, 2021 from 1:00pm until 3:30pm at Clark Funeral Cremation Burial Services. A private funeral service will follow the visitation at 3:30pm with Mr. Tom Cash officiating at Clark Funeral Cremation Burial Services. Burial will take place in the spring at Pine Grove Cemetery.
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