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Larry Dan Swain, age 76, of Lansing, passed away peacefully on October 9, 2018 with family by his side.

The son of L.D. & Mary (Wright) Swain, he was born on February 8, 1942 in Lansing.

Larry proudly served his country in the United States Air Force as a weapons mechanic.

Larry was the beloved husband of Nancy Swain; father to Steven Swain & Lori Lanford, Susan & Derik Gillies;  step-dad to Tina & Brian Buck, Aaron Post & Amanda Bogart, Christopher & Lisa Post; grandpa to Brandon, Eric, Ben, Max, Emma and Caleb; brother to Darrel & Judy Swain and Lynne & Craig Brown; as well as uncle to Carrie, Annmarie, Matt, Dave, Ryan & Drew.
Larry worked for Superior Electric of Lansing for over 30 years.  He had a passion for challenges of all kinds, he loved his sailboat and woodworking.  Larry was a friend and teacher to many.  
In lieu of flowers please consider a donation to either Eaton Community Palliative Care  OR help find a cure for pediatric cancer by donating to the Cern Foundation
The family will be holding a private memorial.

Honoring his wishes cremation has taken place. To send a message of sympathy to the family, sign Larry’s online guest book, or to share a favorite memory, please visit:

Arrangements are entrusted to Michigan Cremation & Funeral Care, Grand Rapids. Exclusive provider of Veterans Funeral Care.


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  1. Kurt and julie johnson on October 12, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    Sorry for your loss

  2. Michael Marlow on October 13, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    I know I havent seen Larry for many many years. My memories of him revolve around me hero worshiping. He was a great guy and I already miss not being able to visit him again.

    Im so sorry he has passed and I know he will be missed.

  3. Diana on October 13, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    I haven’t seen Larry in years. He’s always with a smile and a big heart. RIP LARRY. THANK YOU fOR OUR FREEDOM. Diana Swain Weck.

  4. Suzanne Upper-Gonzales on October 13, 2018 at 9:53 pm

    Larry was a very nice man. I am sorry to learn of his passing. I wish the family peace during this difficult time for you all.

  5. Amanda on October 15, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    Im writing to express my condolences for your loss. I didnt know Mr. Swain personally, but I find comfort in the assurance us of Gods love for surviving relatives and friends found in his word.

    Isaiah 41:10 & 13 reads: Do not be afraid, for I am with you. Do not be anxious, for I am your God. I will fortify you, yes, I will help you, I will really hold on to you with my right hand of righteousness. 13For I, Jehovah your God, am grasping your right hand, The One saying to you, Do not be afraid. I will help you.

    When Jesus Christ was on earth, he was eager to display his God-given power which included bringing back to life those who have died. Gods word reveals that in the very near future he will restore life to ALL those we have lost in death (John 5:28, 29). Until then, I pray you find comfort from your family, friends and the scriptures.

    Christian love.

    Amanda C

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