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Marty Eugene Swailes

Feb 10, 2017

Marty Eugene Swailes, 62, of New London, died on Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, at Great River Medical Center, in West Burlington.

Family and friends will meet at Elliott Chapel, in New London, at 10:30 a.m., on Monday, Feb. 13, and proceed to the Lowell Cemetery. There will be no visitation.

A memorial has been established.

Swailes was born on April 24, 1954, in Mt. Pleasant, the son of John Eshelman and Inez Louise Johnson Swailes. He attended New London Schools. On July 18, 1981, he married Lesa Marie Chapman, in Danville.

He farmed and also worked at Ceco Industries as a security guard in the computer room.

He was of the Methodist faith.

He enjoyed mushrooming, fishing, gardening, being outdoors, the Iowa Hawkeyes, and spending time with his children and grandchildren.

Swailes is survived by his wife; his daughter, Malissa (Ben) Nelson, of New London; his sons, Brandon (Bridget) Swailes and Joel (Cassie) Swailes, both of New London; four grandchildren; his brothers, Rick Swailes, of New London, and Dwayne Swailes, of Cedar Rapids.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and his brothers, Terry and Rande Swailes.

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