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118 S 2nd Street
DELAVAN, WI 53115
Phone: 262-728-2500
Fax: 262-728-2626
William Swift

William Walter "Bill" Swift

Friday, March 6th, 1970 - Sunday, December 2nd, 2018
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Obituary

Our beloved Brother, William ((Billy) W. Swift, age 48, of Walworth Wi., Unexpectedly passed away, on Sunday, December 2, 2018, in Darien Wi. He was born in Cook County, IL. on March 6, 1970 to Ralph Elliott and Sharon Patricia (Thelienhouse) Swift.
William is survived by sisters Dawn Sadlowski (Scott) of Manteca, CA., Sherry Oja (Bob) of Walworth, Wi., brother Raymond Swift (Susan) of Delavan, Wi., baby sister Giulia Morales of Delavan, Wi and special companion, Buddy. William may not have had his own children, he however loved his Nieces and Nephews, Jason (Monica) Sadlowski of Manteca, CA., Terri-lynn Sadlowski of Manteca, CA. Steve (Jessica) Oja, Michael Oja, Andy (Kim) Oja, Katie Oja, Elisha (David) Pagan of Grayslake. Ronald (Latrisha) Paulson of Walworth, Wi. Tara Karpp of Round Lake Beach Il, Romeo, Mateo, Bianca, Isabella, Mariah & Emilio Morales of Delevan, WI., as his very own children and had much to do with their upbringings. William’s memory will be passed down too many second nieces and nephews who loved him so much.
William is preceded in death by his loving father, Ralph E. Swift, his beautiful mother Sharon P. Swift and his grandmother Rosa M. DeMarco.
William would light the room with one flash of those pearly whites. His smile could be seen across a football field. Christmas Eve on Wildwood, we all knew Billy was the present passer. William respected his roots and elders. He always made sure to kiss everyone he graced his presence with. William was a well-known Swift. He loved to be outdoors in the sunshine on his boat in the water, however he could handle the snow like he was made for winter. He would head up North with his snowmobile in tow and ride the trails until dawn then head back to get the fire going for all who gathered there. Raised by two of the most amazing people, who instilled into him how to be a generous soul. He would give anyone the shirt off his back, as that is what his mother and father had taught him, and he passed on to everyone he met. Billy has gifted life to over 15 others amongst his tragic passing by being an organ donor. Billy will live on.
William was a professional roofer by trade. That saying, “When you’re good, you’re good”, was certainly his motto when it came to his work ethic. No project too big or to small, he would finish it like it was his prized possession. William owned Swift Roofing for many years with his Brother Raymond. He made hundreds of friends and always kept in touch with lifelong friends. If you are one of those lucky people you can relate with these words written. He referred to some of them as Billy’s brothers of the heart, Joe Kmiecik, Eric Hines, Bret Bushey, Brian Langkamp and Eric Villard although there are so many more.
We look at John 15:13 King James Version (KJV) 13 “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends”. As we feel in our hearts, Bill has and always lived by this.
When tragedy hits one you know, one you love, you tend to remember more and more times and memories you cherished with them. We take for granted while we are In the Living Years. In honor of William, the Swift family asks that you reach out to those you love.
William ( Billy ) Swift loved by so many, taken way to soon. Services will be held December 9, 2018, at Betzer Funeral home, from 2 O’ Clock through and until 5’O Clock. A gathering is to follow at the American Legion across the street.
In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Williams Go Fund me page. As you can imagine our family was not prepared for such a tragic event to occur. We appreciate your love and support and being here to honor William W. Swift.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 | 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 2:00pm - 5:00pm
    Location
    Betzer Funeral Home
    Address
    118. S. 2nd. St.
    DELAVAN, WI 53115
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  • Service

    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 | 2:00pm
    When
    Sunday, December 9th, 2018 2:00pm
    Location
    Betzer Funeral Home
    Address
    118 S. 2nd. St
    DELAVAN, WI 53115
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    Gathering with family starts at 2pm. No formal Service/ The Gathering will end at 5pm when all will adjourn across the street to the American Legion HALL FOR A RECEPTION
  • Reception

    Location
    Delavan American Legion
    Address
    111 S.2nd. st.
    DELAVAN, WI 53115
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Norbert Johnson

Posted at 09:42am
On behalf of the Johnson family, I would like to express our condolences to the Swift Family, our cousins, for the unnatural loss of William Swift. Our heartfelt sympathies are with you as is our memories of William will be preserved.
VC

Vera Cuellar

Posted at 04:16am
I am so sorry to hear of such a special loss.. The Swift family is one of the most loving and beautiful families I was blessed to know. Please accept my condolences.. I pray that the Angels guide Bill home to his wonderful parents and grandmother.. And peace to his loved ones 🌹
JM

jAMES MAWHINNEY

Posted at 02:19am
RIP my brother Billy !!!!
RS

Robert A. Snodie

Posted at 05:11pm
Prayers of Peace and Comfort to the Swift family, at this difficult time.
KA

Kathleen Alamo

Posted at 11:03pm
I am so sorry that my cousin's life was taken away at the hand of another man. So needlessly. Love and sympathy to all who knew and loved him. May God grant us peace.
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