Edward J. Swain

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March 7, 1943 - August 3, 2019
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in Wentzville, MO

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Edward “Ed” Jude Swain, of Wentzville, MO, passed away Saturday, August 3, 2019 at the age of 76. Loving husband of Beverly Swain of 53 years; beloved son of the late Aurelio and Antonia Swain; devoted father of Jason (Cindy) Swain, Dusty (Mike) Knackstedt and Devon (Steven) Weiler; father-in-law of Dan Terry; cherished grandfather of Beverly Terry, Rebecca (Cameron) Kopecky, Jason Terry, David Terry, Emily Swain, Rachel Swain, Nathan Swain, Marley Knackstedt, Isabella Weiler, Elliana Weiler, Adelina Weiler, and Monroe Weiler; treasured great-grandfather of Sophia Kopecky; dear brother of Al (Pat) Swain and Virginia (the late Walter) Ruesch; brother in-law to Robert (the late Marcia) West and Michelle (Tim) Sargent; uncle, cousin, and friend to many. Edward is also preceded in death by his daughter, Dawn Terry; brother, Bob Swain; and grandson, Jacob Swain.

Ed was a faithful man who was committed to the church and his family. He was very family oriented and was supportive of his children and grandchildren. Ed enjoyed going to the Muny and the St. Louis Zoo. He spent many years making wonderful memories with his family through travel and camping. Ed was very athletic, and he liked to box, bike, run, play softball and workout. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Josephville and the Sheriff Reserves in St. Charles. Ed proudly served his country in the United States Army. He was an intelligent man who spent many years as a Network Analyst at SmithKline Beechem. Most of all, Ed was dedicated to his family. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather, brother and uncle. Ed was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Memorials may be made in Edward's name to St. Vincent DePaul and Share Pregnancy and Infant Loss Support.

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  1. Jim Curcuru August 5, 2019 at 8:18 am - Reply

    Fantastic individual who put family first. His legacy is his wonderful family and friends that will miss him very much!

  2. John Finocchiaro August 5, 2019 at 9:11 am - Reply

    So sorry for your loss. Praying for the family at this difficult time.

  3. Kris August 6, 2019 at 10:41 am - Reply

    candle 5.A wonderful man who will be remembered by many friends.

  4. Kris August 6, 2019 at 10:44 am - Reply

    A wonderful man who will be remembered by many.

  5. Donna Pemberton August 6, 2019 at 1:58 pm - Reply

    Dusty and Jason and Family,
    My Thoughts and Prayers are with you Family

  6. Jan&Dave Nieters August 6, 2019 at 4:18 pm - Reply

    We will be out of town but wanted to pass on our condolences. Ed was a great friend growing up in south city. . Enjoyed so many neighborhood activities with a great group of fiends. He was in our 61 graduating class. Great guy- Poncho!!

  7. Frank and Debbie Livingstone August 7, 2019 at 5:11 pm - Reply

    candle 5Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family Beverly🙏

  8. Jeannie & Bob Hannon August 7, 2019 at 6:41 pm - Reply

    candle 1You’re in my thoughts & prayers during this time. Love & hugs to all the family.

  9. Tracie ( Friend of Daniel Terry) August 7, 2019 at 6:46 pm - Reply

    candle 8With Deepest Sympathy ,for the loss of your Dear Husband, Father and Grandfather and friend, Edward..In The Hands of the Lord ” Let Him Rest In Peace”, Almighty God🙏Amen

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