Herbert J. Swan, Jr., age 94, of Lowell, passed away January 24, 2021. Mr. Swan was a beloved husband, dad, grandpa, great-grandpa, son, brother and uncle. He is survived by daughters, Cathy Ormiston of Belding, Laurie Wernet, Lynette (Jim) Salzwedel, all of Lowell; five grandchildren, Heather (Pete) Merren, Jason Ormiston, all of Greenville, Mac Wernet of Lowell, Mike (Kelly) Wernet of Byron Center, and Tyler Salzwedel of Holland; four great grandchildren, Henry and Owen Merren of Greenville, Griffin and Paige Wernet of Byron Center; many nieces, nephews, and a large extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents, Herbert J. Swan, Sr., & Leola (Stevens) Swan; wife, Colleen F. (Yeiter) Swan; infant daughter, Leanna; and son-in-law, Tom Wernet. He was one of eight brothers and sisters, survived by one sister, Jean Robinson of Grand Rapids. Herb was a WWII veteran, a furniture craftsman for many years at Superior Furniture Co. and Forslund Furniture, a member of the Loyal Order of Moose and a volunteer fireman. He helped deliver food and gifts for Christmas to those in need. Herb enjoyed deer hunting and golfing He was the maker of an abacus for a school project and the creator of many ice-skating rinks in the backyard. Herb was always ready to drive a relative or neighbor to any appointment. He was rich with a loving family and many friends. Visitation with the family will be FROM 1-2:30 PM on Thursday, February 4, 2021 at Roth-Gerst Funeral Home, 305 N. Hudson Lowell, Michigan 49331. Memorial contributions can be made to the National Kidney Foundation, 30 East 33rd Street New York, NY 10016 or the American Heart Association, 7272 Greenville Ave. Dallas, TX 75231.
GOD Bless you Uncle Duke. I shall miss you! We used to have some good times when I would travel back and forth from GR to Belding. I’d roll through Lowell about once a week on my way home and stop by. We would share a few beers and he would tell me amazing stories about my grandparents and aunts and uncles. Great times! What a wonderful uncle. I know GOD has your spirit in his arms for eternity.