Harry Wilson Swank

Harry Wilson Swank

DECEMBER 18, 1936 – JANUARY 14, 2022


The family is saddened to announce the passing of Harry Wilson Swank, 85 on January 14, 2022, after a severe Covid illness.

Harry was born in New Market, IN on December 18, 1936 to Harold Swank and Nellie I Neal, graduated from Crawfordsville high school in 1954. He married Donna Buxton in 1963. He was in the US army, was a paratrooper from 1955-58 and was a Indiana State trooper from 1962-1991.

Harry enjoyed shooting and hunting, loved wild animals and enjoyed seeing them in their natural habitat and of course cats...

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Donna and older sister Sandra Mcmahon.

Survivors include daughter Robin (Jay) Sparks of Greencastle. Son Randall (Amber) Swank of Crawfordsville. Four grandchildren who he adored: Luke, Jayson, Tyson Sparks and granddaughter Lilly Swank. And last but not least, a wonderful sister, Katy Long of Woodbridge, Virginia who he loved dearly.

If you would like to honor his memory and love for animals, please donate to Putnam County Humane Society, 4700 E State Rd 240, Greencastle, IN 46135.

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