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Tom D. Swander

June 19, 2013
The Advertiser-Tribune

Tom D. Swander, 58, of Tiffin, passed away at 4:28 p.m. Sunday, June 16, 2013, at Mercy St. Vincent Medical Center, Toledo.

Tom was born Aug. 9, 1954, in Tiffin, to Virgil L. and Dorothy J. (Bare) Swander. He married Martha (Rathfelder) Aug. 18, 1972, in Tiffin, and she survives in Tiffin.

Survivors also include his mother, Dorothy of Tiffin; a son, Jason Swander of Tiffin; two brothers, James Swander of Wooster and Richard Swander of California; and a granddaughter, Rylie D. Swander of Tiffin.

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Mr. Swander

Tom retired from Tiffin Paper Company and Tiffin Hardware where he worked for many years. He recently sold real estate in the Tiffin area. He served in the United States Air Force for two years and the Ohio Air National Guard for 10 years. Tom was a 1972 graduate of Tiffin Columbian High School and enjoyed fishing in his spare time.

Tom was preceded in death by his father, Virgil L. Swander.

His funeral will be 11 a.m. Friday, June 21, 2013, at Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory, 135 N. Washington St., Tiffin, OH 44883, (419) 447-1221, with the Rev. Mark Brodbeck officiating. Military honors will be rendered by the United Veterans Council prior to the start of his funeral Friday.

Visitation will be 4-7 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to United Veterans Council or to the charity of the donor's choice.

Online condolences may be left for the family at



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