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Niles William Swancutt

June 17, 1929 - February 26, 2020
From: Spencer, IA
Niles William Swancutt

Niles William Swancutt

Born: June 17, 1929
Died: February 26, 2020
Age: 90

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Niles William Swancutt was born at home on a farm near Riceville, Iowa on June 17, 1929 to Elby & Mary (Greeley) Swancutt. He attended rural schools through 8th grade and quit school in his freshman year to help out on the family farm when his father became ill.  He enlisted in the Army on August 11, 1955 and served in Korea until being honorably discharged on May 24th 1957.

      On returning home, he married Patricia Letscher of Pocahontas, IA on June 17th, 1957 in Pocahontas.  They lived several different places in the first 12 years of their marriage with Niles working for several different farmers as a farmhand.  In August of 1969, they moved to Spencer, Iowa and Niles worked at several jobs including Witco, Iowa Veneer Plant, Van Ladder and National Spencer for 14 years before retiring on January 24th, 2002.  He joined First Christian Church in August of 1973 and served as Sunday school secretary for 20 years.  He also served as Deacon over the years.  Niles loved working outdoors, raising his vegetable gardens and planting and tending his beautiful flowers every summer.  He also enjoyed fishing and pitching horseshoes with his brother.  He will be sadly missed by all who loved him. 

     Niles passed away on Wednesday, February 26, 2020 at the age of 90.  He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters: Lois O’Hara & Donna Swancutt; two brothers, Charles and Maynard Swancutt; one granddaughter, Janelle Polson and one grandson, Kevin Niles Rohmiller.

     He is survived by his loving wife, Patricia; 3 sons: Kevin Swancutt, Keith (Karen) Swancutt, and Kelly Swancutt all of Spencer; three daughters: Marianne (Kelvin) Puck of Durant, IA, Sherri Webster of Spencer and Lisa (Donald) Scott of Greenville, IA; one brother: Neldon (Della) of Elma, IA; one sister, Shirley of Elma, IA; 16 grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

A lunch and time of fellowship will be held from 12:00 Noon until 1:30 P.M., at the church prior to the funeral services.
Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M., Saturday, February 29, 2020 at the Faith Lutheran Church in Spencer.

Military services will be conducted by Glen Pedersen Post #1 - American Legion and VFW Clay County Post both of Spencer immediately following the funeral services at the church.
Pastor Lee Laaveg
Patrick Letscher
Nathan Holtz
Paul Swancutt
Cody Holtz
Cole Cooley
Kip Reid
Joseph Polson

Honorary Bearers
Visitation will begin 5:00 P.M., Friday with the family present from 5 to 8:00 P.M., Friday at the Warner Funeral Home  in Spencer.
"I Can Only Imagine"
"The Old Rugged Cross"
By Dennis Larson

"In The Garden"
"Just As I Am"
By The Congregation
Liberty Cemetery
Greenville, Iowa


Sunday, March 1, 2020 at 8:32 AM
“Marianne and family I read your dad's obit and he sounds like such a good soul as you have expressed many times in conversation. Nothing can be said to soften your pain except I am sorry and thankful that you had a good pops for so long. Bless you all”
- Ginger Turner
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10:26 AM
“To Lisa, Keith,& the rest of the Swancutt family, we would like to offer our most sincere condolences. ”
- Renee & Brandon Goff
Saturday, February 29, 2020 at 10:26 AM
“Pat, I am so sorry for your loss. We worked together at A and M laundry years ago! My you and your family find comfort in the lord!”
- Lynn Petersen
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 4:40 PM
“Sherri & Family--We are so very sorry for your loss. May your memories keep your dad close in your heart.”
- Kent & Jill Godbersen
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:04 AM
“Dear Family!
Always enjoyed Niles quiet manner, Great smiles and handshakes! He never missed greeting us!
Wishing all of you Peace, Grace & God's Love full of Memories!!!”
- Norm & Bev Salton Dudziak
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 11:04 AM
“Sorry to hear about Niles. Pat you and your family have our sympathy. ”
- John & Elaine Reid
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 8:34 AM
“He will be missed dearly. My condolences to pat and family. Love you guys. Love rachel (grotzky) wade and family ”
- Rachel Wade
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 6:37 AM
“Sherri and family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. You dad was lucky to live such a long life, he looks like such a good dad. Keep all those memories close inside. Our deepest sympathy. ”
- Steve and Tracy Murphy
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 6:37 AM
“Deepest sympathy to the entire family! May Niles rest peacefully in the glory of God!”
- Sandra Freeburg Howard
Friday, February 28, 2020 at 6:37 AM
“So sorry for your loss Keith and Karen, may you cherish all the memories you have had over the years. May God give you comfort. ”
- Rick and Ruth Florke
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:37 PM
“Niles was certainly one of the good guys πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡ΈπŸ‘
He always knew you with a genuine smile 😊, loved his family, friends and Jesus ✝️, not to mention his country πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
He will be missed by his family and all who knew him πŸ™πŸ»
- Randy Krukow
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:37 PM
“To Leeann and family I am so sorry for your guys loss. Your Grandpa was a great man and it was a pleasure getting to know him. and thank him for his service. Prayers for all of you. ”
- Thomas & Stacey
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:37 PM
“Rest in peace Uncle Niles! You will be missed by
Many. May you fly in peace with the angels! ”
- Stacie Mccrary
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 7:37 PM
“Sherri and family, I'm so sorry to hear of your loss. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers in the days ahead to help you in finding comfort.”
- Mark Whitacre
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 1:56 PM
“My sympathies and prayers to you all. Niles was such a sweet man! He always had a smile and something nice to say!”
- Barbie Walker
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 1:56 PM
“It was a honor to drive Niles to his VA appointments. He always kind to me. thank you for your service. R.I.P.
- Merlyn Brown
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 1:20 PM
“To the Swancutt family so sorry for your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you all. ”
- Brad and Beth Blair
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 12:32 PM
“Sorry Keith to hear of your dads passing. May he rest in peace.”
- Marlene Westphalen
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 12:32 PM
“Pat & Family ---
Niles was a wonderful man full of life and laughter... you and your family are all in my prayers!
Keep sharing his stories to keep his memory alive. God bless you. β™₯”
- Carl & Stephanie Napp
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 12:32 PM
“Our thoughts and prayers during this time of sorrow. It was a honor to know Niles. A great individual. God Bless and may he now rest in peace. Deb and Mike Wienhold
- Deb and Mike
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 9:20 AM
“Marrianne and family so sorry to hear of your dad's passing you are all in my prayers and thoughts. Shelly lorenzen ”
- Shelly lorenzen
Thursday, February 27, 2020 at 9:20 AM
“Keith & Family - our prayers are with you all ~ Tim & Patty Rouse”
- Tim & Patty Rouse
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