Ken Swales

EVART — Ken Swales, the third child of nine of W.O. and Vera Swales, was born and raised near Evart.

He joined the United States Navy at a young age. While in the service, he met and married Barb Fry in Washington state. They had two children, Sonny (Laurie) and Cheryl Witt (Scott).

After 20 years in the service, the family returned to the Evart area and Ken worked at Evart Products for more than 20 years. After his second retirement, Ken and Barb moved to Zapata, Texas.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, William and Oris.

He is survived by his wife, son, daughter, three brothers, Otis (Janet), Harold (Sue) and Charles (Diana); sisters, Betty (Gerrit) Dickerson, Maggie (Robert) Roose and Josie Chick; four grandchildren, a multitude of nieces and nephews.

He will be sorely missed. Ken enjoyed walking, collecting stones and arrow heads, spotting birds and reading.