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Raymond E Swails

12/06/1934 - 04/19/2017

U.S. Veteran

Burial Date: 04/25/2017

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Raymond Ernest Swailes, 82, of Conesville, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at the United Presbyterean Home in Washington, Iowa. Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 10:00 am at the Stacy-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services in Columbus Junction, Iowa. Burial will be in the Columbus City Cemetery, following the burial a time of food and fellowship will be held at the American Legion in Columbus Junction. Visitation will be held on Monday, April 24, 2017 at the funeral home from 4:30 pm-7:30 pm. A memorial has been established at the funeral home in Raymond’s name. Online condolences may be left to the family at

Raymond Ernest Swailes was born December 6, 1934 in Washington, Iowa to Rodney and Eva (Wagner) Swailes. Raymond proudly served his country in the United States Army. On December 28, 1957 Raymond was united in marriage to Phyllis Irene Tisor in Columbus Junction, Iowa. He was a member of the American Legion and Grace United Church of Christ. Raymond enjoyed the people he met through his 27 years of delivering LP for the Farmer’s Elevator and Exchange at Wapello, researching his family history, pheasant hunting, mushroom hunting, gardening, was an avid fan of the Iowa women’s basketball team and most of all spending time with family and friends.

Raymond will be dearly missed by his sons, Larry (Barbara) Swailes of Crawfordsville and Keith Swailes of Raleigh, North Carolina; and sisters, Pauline Gingerich of Keota and Ruth Lukins of Columbus Junction.

Raymond was preceded in death by his wife, Phyllis; parents; brother, Henry Swailes; and sister, Evelyn Gingrich.