Nancy J. (Sherwood) Swicker, 78, of Norwalk, passed away Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at her residence surrounded by her loving family.
She was born June 27, 1934, in Traverse City, Mich., daughter of the late Custer B. Sherwood and Mildred Elizabeth (James) Sherwood. She was a 1952 graduate of Milan High School and was married in 1957 at Edison Memorial United Methodist Church, where she was a lifelong member. She worked as a cook for the Berlin Milan School District, and retired after 17 years.
She enjoyed being a grandma and attended various sporting events and activities with her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews and was loved by all friends and family as “Aunt Nancy”. She enjoyed social activities, traveling with her sisters and brother and especially attending the annual family reunions. She was an avid reader and enjoyed music, baking, cooking, the outdoors and regularly scheduled breakfast and lunch outings with her classmates and co-workers. She was active with the Milan Edison Alumni and enjoyed watching birds, squirrels and the deer in her backyard.
She is survived by her loving children, Jacquie (Dean) Stuckey, of Bellevue, Jen (Jill Chaffins) Swicke, of Norwalk, Jessie (Jim) Hill, of Vincent, Ohio, Janice (Doug) Crooks, of Milan, and Millie (Jim) Carper, of Willard; grandchildren, Josh, Justin, Allison, Natalie, Richard, Jennifer, Sam, Luke, Alex and Jake; siblings, Donna Capizzi, of Sandusky, Mary (Tom) Mockler and Helen Easler, of Norwalk, Jim (Elsie) Sherwood, of Brighton, Mich., and Sandy (George) Peacock; sister-in-law, Bev Finnen, of Norwalk; a brother-in-law, Clifford Springer, of Norwalk; nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 45 years, Robert S. Swicker in 2003; daughter in infancy, Tracey Lynn Swicker in 1963; and siblings, Jack Sherwood, Jean French and Norma Boersma.
Friends may call 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Evans Funeral Home, 314 E. Main St., Norwalk, and from 10 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 31, until services at 11 a.m. at Edison Memorial United Methodist Church, 10 E. Church St., Milan. The Rev. Dr. Eunchun Timothy Kim will officiate. Burial will follow at Meadow Green Memorial Park in Huron.
Contributions may be sent to Stein Hospice, Christie Lane Community Recreation Program, St. Paul High School athletics, or Edison drama and athletic programs.
Condolences may be shared at norwalkfuneral.com.