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Dennis M. Swails

December 12, 1949 - November 21, 2017

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Dennis M. Swails, 67, of Muscatine, passed away on Tuesday, November 21, 2017 at his home.  Private family services will be held at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Salvation Army in memory of Dennis. Sympathy notes may be left for the family at  The Geo. M. Wittich-Lewis Home for Funeral and Cremation Services is caring for Dennis’ arrangements and his family.

Dennis Melvin Swails was born on December 12, 1949 in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Donald and Francis (Yakle) Swails.  Dennis had proudly served his county during the Vietnam Conflict in the United States Marines from 1968-1972 attaining the rank of Lance Corporal.  On March 26, 1975, Dennis was united in marriage to Janie Fitchner in Muscatine.  He spent several years employed by U.S West Telephone Company and then worked ten years at Fareway.  He was a member of the Muscatine American Legion and V.F.W.  Dennis was a huge history buff and fan of the St. Louis Cardinals.  He enjoyed fishing, camping, traveling, spending time in Arizona and with his grandchildren.

Dennis will be deeply missed by his wife, Janie of Muscatine; son, Sean Swails and fiancé, Brandi Dale of Muscatine; daughter, Morgan Swails of Davenport; four grandchildren, Hailey, Malcom, Lydia and Chase; three brothers, Dean (Linda) Swails of Justin, Texas, David (Gail) Swails of Burlington and Doug (Vicki) Swails of Mt. Pleasant.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents.