Charles Edward Swingle, 92, of Litchfield, passed away peacefully Thursday, September 10, 2020 under the loving care of his family. He was born at Akron People’s Hospital on December 26, 1927, to the late Christopher F. and Pauline C. (nee Durbin) Swingle.
Charles moved with his family in 1931 to a 400-acre farm in Bloomfield Township in Trumbull County. In 1939 they moved to a farm in Litchfield Township, which Charles eventually operated until his death. He graduated from Liverpool High School in 1946. Charles married Margaret Weigel, a classmate, on September 16, 1950, and they moved into a home which he built for her on the family farm.
Charles spent most of his adult life dairy farming, although he also logged with his father and brothers at various farms from Lake Erie along the Black River, built homes in Litchfield Township, and raised calves and heifers while crop farming. He retired from dairy farming in 2011 and mowed his last hay field in the summer of 2019. Charles enjoyed attending farm auctions where he pursued his hobby of collecting antique farm equipment, implements, and memorabilia. He spent many summer weekends boating with his wife, their children, and their grandchildren at Mohican and Tappan Lakes.
Family was everything to Charles and he will be greatly missed by his son, Chick; daughters, Penny Fabich (Ron), Patty Reisner (Glen), Cindy Culp (Mike), Nancy Miller (Rick) and Jacky Maxworthy (Kevin); grandchildren, Nate, Emmy (Katie) and Abby Fabich; Sarah Mueller (Grant), Heather Doyle (John), Chris (Stephanie) and Cory (Chelcee) Reisner; Crystal Jones (Dave), Jennie and Adam Culp; Holly Sims (Dallas) and Kyle Miller; Tim (Sarah), Nick and Zach Maxworthy; 15 great-grandchildren; sister-in-law, Kay Swingle; and many nieces and nephews.
Charles was preceded in death by his beloved wife of 68 years, Margaret; his loving parents; dearly loved brothers, Francis, Donald, John, Paul and sisters, Helen Schaefer and Margaret Cuyler.
Special thanks to Kim Davis, Darlene Gott, and niece, Joan Swartz, loving caregivers; the staff of Hospice of Medina County and Ames Family Hospice Westlake for their compassionate care and support; and the Bauer Family for their care and kindness at this difficult time.
At Charles’ request, cremation has taken place and there will be no services at this time.
In memory of Charles, the family requests donations be made to Hospice of Medina County, P.O. Box 72101, Cleveland, OH 44197.
The Bauer Funeral Home, Valley City has the honor of serving the Swingle Family.
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