Obituary for Terry Swainston
Terry D. Swainston
Terry David Swainston, age 66, of Lyons, passed away April 18, 2017. He was born June 26, 1950 in Ionia to Harold and Margaret (Chandler) Swainston. Terry was a proud veteran of the U.S. Army, enjoyed politics, and watching boxing and football. He also loved to garden, cook, and go out to dinner. Terry is preceded in death by his parents; sister, Sharon Jenks; and brother, Phillip Swainston. He is survived by his wife, Gemma Swainston; children, Shannon Swainston, Nicole (Bart) Lower, and Shayne (Robert) Atwood; grandchildren, Rory, Ryann, Brooks, and Graham. The Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 22, 2017 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Pewamo, with Rev. Darrel Kempf presiding. Rite of Committal will follow at Oakwood Cemetery, Muir. Military graveside Honors will be provided by the Ionia V.F.W. The family will receive friends Friday from 6-8 p.m. at the Lehman Funeral Home, 220 Rich St., Ionia and one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.