Dale Swearingen

Dale Swearingen

Thursday, May 26th, 1932 Saturday, July 4th, 2020

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Obituary for Dale Brenner Swearingen

Dale Brenner Swearingen Obituary
Dale Brenner Swearingen was born on May 26, 1932, in New Carlisle, Ohio to James Brenner and Vanice (Shoup) Swearingen. He departed this life on July 4, 2020, at his home in Dallas, Oregon, at the age of 88 while his wife of 68 years was by his bedside.
Dale committed his life to Jesus Christ and was baptized at the age of 18, becoming a member of the Old German Baptist Brethren Church, and aligning with the New Conference in 2009.
On May 18, 1952, he was joined in marriage to Joan Landes. They were blessed with one son and five daughters. They spent the first two years of married life in Elyria, Ohio, where he served as a Conscientious Objector during the Korean War. Following that time, they farmed and operated a butcher shop near New Carlisle, Ohio.
In 1964, they were elected to the deacon’s office in the Donnels Creek district. The next year, Dale and Joan and their six children moved to the new church district in Dallas, Oregon. They were called to serve in the ministry in 1966. His unwavering faith in God carried him through many trials and will remain an example for us.
His occupations were farming and operating a construction business from their residence on Beck Road until retirement. Just down the road from their home, a new meeting house was built for the Dallas congregation in 1999.
As advancing age and health challenges made it more difficult to maintain the needs of the farm, Dale and Joan moved to a retirement community in town where they enjoyed living the past several years.
Dale is survived by his wife, Joan; son Dale Alan; daughters Kathy Deaton, Becky Hagen, Berta Horton, Gayle (Sam) Yost, and Patty (Gary) Miller; grandchildren Aimee (Robert) Rumble, Jenni (Clinton) Knaus, Eric Hagen, Jesse (Susan) Horton, Danita (Brian) Rapp, Molly (Taylor) Garber, Ben (Bethany) Yost, Joel (Sarah) Yost, Lisa Miller, Jason Miller, Laura (Daniel) Hess, and Brooklyn Miller; 19 great-grandchildren; brothers Richard and Jerald (Bonnie); brothers-in law Glen (Ruth) Landes and Keith (Ann) Landes.
Preceding him in death were his sons-in-law Wayne Deaton and Monte Horton; great-granddaughter Promise Hess; brothers-and sisters-in-law Marion & Gail Landes, Carl & Wilma Landes, Marlene Landes, and Delma Swearingen.
Dale and Joan enjoyed traveling across the brotherhood, and extended hospitality to their many visitors in return. Dale will be remembered for sharing his homemade sausage, tending his apple orchard and hosting weekends of making apple butter. It was always his desire to attend worship service. He was diligent to this commitment until a few days prior to his passing, and his expressions of compassion, patience, wisdom, and his steadfast faith in the Lord will be remembered by us all.
Memorials are suggested to the Dallas Food Bank in care of the mortuary at 287 SW Washington St. Dallas, OR 97338.
"Precious in the sight of the Lord is the death of his saints.” Psalms 116:15

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  • Visitation

    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020 | 10:00am - 8:00am
    Dallas Mortuary Tribute Center
    287 SW Washington St.
    Dallas, OR
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    Wednesday, July 8th, 2020
    10:00am - 8:00am
  • Service

    German Baptist Brethren - New Conference Church
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  • Interment

    Salt Creek Cemetery
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Love, The Newton Volleyball Girls sent flowers to the family of Dale Brenner Swearingen.
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Laurel Lee Pedersen

Kent and I enjoyed our friendship with Dale here at Ceres Gleann. It was always delightful to visit with them at our monthly breakfasts and while tending our garden plots. Our sympathy and thoughts go to Joan, and their family. Sincerely, Laurel Lee and Kent Pedersen
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