Paul O. Swartz, 103, of Ft. Jennings, Ohio died at 1:50 AM on Thursday, January 31, 2019 at his daughter’s residence. He was born May 26, 1915 in Jackson Township, Van Wert County to the late Orn B. and Ruby (Brown) Swartz. On February 10, 1937 he married Francis O. Price and she preceded him in death on April 14, 1993.
Paul was a lifetime farmer. He was a member, elder, trustee, song leader, sang in the Ambassador Quartet, and served as secretary and trustee of the Ohio State Council Board, all at Zion Christian Union Church of Grover Hill, Ohio. Paul served for 8 years on the Middle Point Elevator Board of Directors and also served on the Hoaglin-Jackson School Board when they merged with Lincolnview Local Schools.
He is survived by two daughters, Wanda Sue (Jack) Krick of Winterhaven, Florida and Brenda (Jimmy) Welch of Ft. Jennings; grandchildren, Kent (Lori) Klinger, Penny Baucom, Steven (Jayme) Krick, Debra Krick, Stacia Burlingame, Devin (Shay) Sheets, Jennifer (Jody) Oliver, Ernest (Molly) Welch, and Thomas Welch; 15 great grandchildren; 4 great great grandchildren; and sisters, Ione Owens and Leone Pollock both of Van Wert; and two son in laws, Robert Klinger of Middle Point and David Sheets of Van Wert.
In addition to his parents, Orn and Ruby, and his wife, Francis, Paul was preceded in death by two daughters, June Klinger and Sharon Sheets; a brother, Ray Swartz; and sisters, Mary Wertz and Ruth Wilkin.
Funeral service will be held at 10:30 AM on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory with Rev. Dan Newell and Rev. Jody Harr officiating. Burial will follow at Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point.
Visitation will from 2:00-7:00 PM Monday, February 4, 2019 at the funeral home.
Preferred memorials may be directed to Zion Christian Union Church.
Arrangements are being handled by Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home and Crematory. Online condolences may be expressed at www.alspachgearhart.com.