Marvin L. Swonguer, age 79, of Belle Center, Ohio passed away at his residence August 12, 2020 at 11:42 p.m. He lived his entire life in Logan County. Marvin was born near DeGraff, Ohio May 4, 1941, to Huber Hudson and Betty Jane (Bishop) Swonguer who preceded him in death. He was also preceded in death by a twin grandson, Joshua Curtis Swonguer.
Marvin married Margaret (Peg) Stuber June 30, 1959, and they recently celebrated sixty one years of marriage. He is also survived by a son, Gregory Lee (Katherine) Swonguer and a daughter, Darcy Nanette (Jonathan) Neeld, both of Bellefontaine, Ohio; six grandchildren, Rocky James (Amanda) Swonguer, Parker Allen Neeld, Peyton Lee Neeld, Pryce Joseph Neeld, Palmer Nathan Neeld and Perri Louise Neeld; one step-grandchild, Rachel Sargent; three step-great grandchildren, Brody Sargent, McKenzie Garver and Mahalia Wood; three brothers, Maurice Eugene (Katherine) Swonguer, Roland (Ron) Marion (Lee Ann) Swonguer and Michael Dean (Vivian) Swonguer; two sisters, Martha Jane (Bob) Benedict and Melinda Grace (Charles) Knapp; six nieces and one nephew.
Marvin graduated from Washington High School in Lewistown, Ohio. He completed a course in Business Management from LaSalle University in 1964 while working at Mid-States Container Corp. in DeGraff. In 1965, he went to work at Super Foods Services and while working there continued his education taking training from IBM and other trade schools. In 1970, he went to work at ITE (Siemens) in Bellefontaine as the Manager of Information Systems and retired from there after thirty one years.
After retirement, he and Peg did some traveling and spent their winters in the St. Petersburg, Florida area. He had time to spend on his favorite hobbies – fishing, golf and spending time with his wonderful family and friends. He is very thankful for the last five years that God granted him to spend with his family. He was an active member of the Gretna Brethren Church since 1957, where he served several years as treasurer, trustee and sang with the choir. He found out a long time ago that the family that prays together stays together.
Visiting hours will be held at the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home and Cremation Center in Bellefontaine August 18, 2020 from 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
A memorial service will be held August 19, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at the Gretna Brethren Church.