Leo Swinford (1903 - 0974) obituary - 12 Jun 1974 Neenah Menasha Northwestern newspaper.
Leo E. Swinford Leo E. Swinford, 70, of 1404 Witzel Avenue, died at today at St. Elizabeth Hospital in Appleton. Swinford had been hospitalized since he suffered cuts bruises in the April 21 tornado in Oshkosh, but County Coroner Bernard Kemps said Swinford died of causes unrelated to the tornado injuries. Swinford was born in Coles County, 111., on Dec. 3, of John and Amy Swinford, and was married in Appleton Mary Gehrman, who preceded him in death in 1948. 1949, he was married in Chicago to Lela Horton. Mr. Swinford, a janitor at Lourdes Academy until retirement in November 1973, was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, the Chicago Flat Janitors Union and a Jackson Mason, Chicago. Surviving are his widow; two daughters, Mrs. Douglass (Catherine) Stitt, Clinton, Tenn., and Mrs. Steven (Joyce) Fuller, Clark Air Base in the Philippines; one son, John Swinford, at home; three brothers, Bruce Swinford, Lafayette, Jack Swinford, Avon, Ind., and Paul Swinford, Wash.; two sisters, Mrs. Ruby Newell, Rardin, m., and Charles (Betty) Stites, Charleston, 111.; and three grandchildren. Services will be held Friday at Zion Lutheran Church, the Rev. David Hughes and the Rev. Virgil Hoyer Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Park. Friends may call aL=Seefeld-Ruminski Eagle Street Chapel Thursday from 4-9 p.m. The casket will be-closed the church. Masonic services will be held Thursday at 'A memorial has been established to the church and Heart Association.