765th TRSB Obit --Henry “Hank” J. Swalley

Thanks to his son , Jim for sending this
Here is his obit from the Cedar Rapids Gazette, January 28, 2011.

Henry “Hank” J. Swalley, 82, a resident of Willow Gardens, died Wednesday, Jan. 26, 2011, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Cedar Rapids following an extended illness. Funeral services: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 29, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center in Marion, by the Rev. Michael Kleeberger. Family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. today at the funeral home. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids. Military honors: Marion American Legion Post 298.

Survivors include his wife, Bev; four children, James (Maria) Swalley of Falcon, Colo., Linda Barnard of Pennsylvania, and Christina Swalley and Dean Swalley, both of Cedar Rapids; a stepson, Phil (Mary) Tucker of Marion; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren; and his faithful dog, Rainy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Paul.

Hank was born Dec. 16, 1928, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Harry and Louise (Plowman) Swalley. He was a United States Army veteran, serving during the Korean conflict. He married Lois King and they later divorced. He then married Bev Tucker in 1980. Hank worked for 43 years as a carman for the Rock Island Railroad and the Chicago Northwestern, retiring in 1988. He was a former member of Hillside Wesleyan Church.

A memorial fund has been established in Hank’s memory.