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“Thoughts and prayers abundant for the Swick family espcially Gloria, Jim and John. Orville was a wonderful man who shared his wisdom and inventive...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Judy Ledsworth - AZ

“You will be missed by many, may god help the family three this difficult time. I hope that you are with momma holding her tight watching over the...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Angela Pedrotti - Burtchville, MI

“John, Jim, and Gloria,Some of the best memories of my youth involve the great times that I had in the Boy Scouts of America with your family. And...Read More »
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5 of 9 | Posted by: Michele Garcia-Walter

“God bless Orv Swick and all that he stood for. His values and commitment to others were uncommon. RIP true and faithful servant. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: john Houser - Port Huron, MI

“From my family to yours, we wish you the best in this difficult time. Prayers. ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Matt & Sara Johnson - Lakeport, MI

“ORV WAS A GREAT MAN WHO I MEET THRU BOY SCOUTS IN MY YOUTH. ENJOYED SEEING HIM AND SPENDING TIME WITH HIM AT MANY CAMPING EVENTS OVER THE YEARS...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: BRADLEY WHITNEY - CASCO, MI

“Orville - a very loyal associate of the Boy Scouts of America. Thanks for years of unselfish service. A quote from Lord Baden-Powell is most...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Jim Kaski - Marysville, MI


Orville Swick, age 93, with great anticipation, went home to be with his Lord and Savior on March 20, 2017. He was born in 1923 to Lester and Mamia (Bunker) Swick in Vestaburg, Michigan. He married Wilma Ruth Burggraaf on May 17, 1949 in Grand Rapids.

Orville was a man who wore many hats. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII and recently authored a book about his experiences. He was a member of the D.A.V. He worked on the C&O railroad from 1941 until his retirement in 1983. He spent his spare time making maple syrup, hiking in Philmont with the Boy Scouts, piloting planes, traveling with his children and grandson to WWII reunions, and sharing his artistic talents with his family. He always encouraged people to live life to the fullest. He had a passion for fellowship and serving others, whether in his many years of Scouting or trading stories with his friends at Men's Life breakfasts.

He is survived by his three children, John Swick, Jim (Marcia) Swick and Gloria (Dave) Klinesteker; two grandchildren, Jason Klinesteker and Ginny (Mark) Woods; and his loving family from Westminster Church. He was predeceased by his loving wife of 64 years, Wilma, and his 4 siblings, Iva, Elmer, Anna and Donald.

Visitation will be 2-4 and 7-9 p.m. on Friday in Pollock-Randall Funeral Home.

The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 25, 2017 in Westminster Church, 2501 Stone St., Port Huron, with viewing one hour prior.

Memorials may be made to Westminster Church. To send condolences, visit pollockrandall.com.

The family would like to thank his many friends and caregivers and the wonderful staff at Dr. Carley and Associates for their love and support.