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Harry R. "Butch" Swallow

January 15, 1942 ~ March 27, 2022 (age 80)


Harry “Butch” Swallow, age 80, passed away Sunday, March 27, 2022. He was born January 15, 1942, in Lynch, Nebraska, the son of Cecil and Mary (Hoyt) Swallow. He graduated from Naper High School in 1960 before moving to Norfolk.

He married Patricia Paulsen on December 23, 1965 and two daughters were born to this union: Michele and Lisa. They later divorced.

He later married Kelly Scheeger on July 25, 1987 and helped raise his step-daughter Audra. They later divorced.

Harry worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad, Vulcraft, Columbian Feeds as a truck driver, and at Tyson in the maintenance department until his retirement. He moved to Omaha in 2019 to be close to his family.

Harry enjoyed socializing, playing cards and darts, riding horses, and fishing.

Survivors include his daughters Michele (Kevin) Schulze of Gretna, Lisa Swallow and friend Paul Rogers of Indianapolis, Indiana; two grandsons Kyle Schulze of Omaha, Tyler Schulze of Omaha; sister Darlene Koehn of Omaha; brother Clinton and wife Carol Swallow of Plainview; and sister-in-law Leona Swallow of Pierce.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Mary; a brother, Donald Swallow, and a baby brother and sister.

A celebration of life will be held at a later date.

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