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John A. Swartzendruber
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1899
Death: Dec. 10, 1928

John Swartzendruber was born near Eagle Grove, Ia., Dec. 15, 1899; departed this life at the Mercy Hospital, Ft. Dodge, Ia., Dec. 10, 1928; aged 28 y. 11 m. 25 d. He came to Manson, Ia., seven years ago and was engaged in farming and farm work for a number of years. In March 1927, he came into the employ of Davis Brothers and Potter, grain dealers, at Weiston, Iowa. In July, 1928, he was promoted to manager of their elevator at that place. On March 3, 1928, he was united in marriage to Maude Egli, daughter of Bro. and Sister C. B. Egli of Blandon, Iowa. He leaves to mourn his early death his sorrowing wife, father and mother, (Elias Swartzendruber and wife) three brothers (Henry of Marathon, Ia., Ernest of Palmer, Ia. ,and Edwin of Manson, Ia.), four sister (Mrs E. C. Pletcher, Mrs. O. H. Wenger and Mrs. Chris Stoltzfus of Manson, Ia., and Mrs. Joseph Graber of Dhamtari, India), also a large host of relatives and friends who with the immediate family mourn their loss. His last illness was of short duration. He was sick just 5 days. The cause of his death was complications following an operation for an acute attack of appendicitis. Although it was realized from the beginning of his sickness that his case was a serious one yet no one thought of anything else but that he would
soon recover. But in spite of all that loving hands and expert medical care could do he grew worse, suffering intense pain until Jesus called him home. He bore his pain patiently hoping and desiring to get well but was resigned to the will of God. He accepted Christ as his Savior when a young man. In 1923 he reconsecrated his life to God and lived a faithful witness for Him until death. He took
an active part in the work of the Church. He was specially interested in Gospel song. His testimony during his last hours was an expression of Christian victory. His last words are a great comfort and consolation to his loving wife, father, mother, brothers, and sisters. He desired earnestly that we entreat young people and all to live lives of consecration and devotion to Christ. He quoted many passages of Scripture that were his comfort and hope. He also referred to many songs and would quote parts of them. He will always be remembered by those who knew him as an upright Christian young man. We sorrow for his death but not without hope. Funeral services were held from his late home at Weiston, Ia., and the Manson Mennonite Church, Wednesday afternoon, Dec. 12, in charge of Bros. C. L. Graber of Goshen, Ind., assisted by Bros. Joseph
Eigsti and Nicholas Stoltzfus. Interment was made in the Manson Cemetery.

(Thanks to Adalbert Goetz for this obituary)
Family links: 
  Elias Swartzendruber (1859 - 1935)
  Sarah Knepp Swartzendruber (1864 - 1939)
  Maude Barbara Katie Egli Swartzendruber (1903 - 1990)*
  Dora Swartzendruber Pletcher (1885 - 1941)*
  Edwin Swartzendruber (1890 - 1976)*
  John A. Swartzendruber (1899 - 1928)
  Martha Etta Swartzendruber Stoltzfus (1904 - 1932)*
*Calculated relationship
Rose Hill Cemetery
Calhoun County
Iowa, USA
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Record added: Dec 25, 2007
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John A. Swartzendruber
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