Michael Swift

Born in Greenfield, IA
Born on Oct 21, 1944
Departed on Nov 16, 2021

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Michael Bernard Swift passed away on November 16, 2021. Funeral services will be held on Monday, November 22 at 11am at St. Pius Catholic Church, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, with visitation 1 hour before the service and lunch immediately following. Burial will be Tuesday, November 23, at 1pm at Greenfield, Iowa Cemetery.  A gathering time will follow at the Hotel Greenfield, 110 E. Iowa St. 

Survivors include wife, Norma, sons Timothy (Penny), Fairhope, Alabama and Mark (Bridget), Boynton Beach, Florida, grandchildren Kaitlyn, Christina, Ryan, Brandon and Brielle Swift and Nicolette Dussias, sister Kay Calkins (Larry) and brother, Dennis Swift. 

Mike was preceded in death by his parents, Bernard and Evelyn Swift and brother, Richard Swift.

Mike was born on October 21, 1944, to Bernard (Chick) and Evelyn Swift in Greenfield, Iowa. He was raised on their farm and graduated from Greenfield High School in 1962. He loved working outside, especially with his horses as a youth and when his sons were in 4-H. He married his high school sweetheart, Norma Jean Kellenberg, on September 5, 1964. After living in several western Iowa towns, they raised their sons in Creston, Iowa and moved to Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1990.

Mike began working at the age of 12 for other farmers and continued working until his final retirement at age 68. He was employed by various power companies, beginning at Farmers Electric Cooperative in Greenfield and retiring from Central Iowa Power Company (CIPCO).  He then worked on short term projects for power and engineering companies.

Mike was a longtime blood donor, donating over 24 gallons. He was also an organ donor.

Memorials may be directed to the family.