HURON — Robert “Bob” Carroll Swartout, 93, passed away Monday, June 12, 2017, at his residence.
His family will have a gathering from 1 to 3 p.m. Monday, June 19, at his home. A private burial will be in the Restlawn Memory Gardens Cemetery. There will be no visitation.
Robert was born January 19, 1924, at Minneapolis, Minn., to Carroll and Elsie (Hogg) Swartout. He grew up and graduated from high school there.
On June 12, 1948, he married Margery Kranhold at Aberdeen. Following their marriage they both attended SDSU in Brookings, graduating in 1949. In 1951, they moved to Aberdeen and lived there until 1963 at which time they moved to Huron, where he resided until his death.
He was employed by the federal government from 1950 until his retirement in 1983. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and Korea.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Bill; and his wife, Margery on July 26, 1994.
He is survived by his three sons, Richard “Rick” (Ruth) Swartout of Mitchell; Steven (Fauziah) Swartout of Omaha, Neb., and Douglas Swartout of Anchorage, Alaska.