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David Leon Swain

Rapatee – David Leon Swain, 51, of Rapatee, passed away at 1:06 PM on Sunday, June 9, 2019 at his residence. He was born on March 2, 1968 in Peoria, IL to Pastor David and Wanda Swain.

Surviving is his father; three children, Jess (Heather) Swain of Zionsville, IN, Emily Swain of Lebanon, IN, and Kelsey Stone of Wataga, IL; one grandchild, Nora; and two sisters, Jolyn (Richard) Ward of Lacon, IL and Christy (Shannon) Turner of Roanoke, VA.

David worked at Caterpillar in East Peoria, IL. He was a member of Union Church of Rapatee, IL. David’s favorite place was Joshua Tree National Park, he was a talented person, loved music and was an avid motorcycle rider and Harley Davidson Enthusiast.

Services will be held at 10 AM on Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Pastor Dave Scholls and Pastor Ronald Blevins will officiate. Burial will follow at Lyons Cemetery in rural London Mills, IL. A visitation will be held from 5-8 PM on Friday, June 14, 2019 at the funeral home. Cremation rites will be accorded with Anderson-Sedgwick Funeral Home in Farmington, IL. Memorials can be made to an Education Fund for Kelsey in care of Bank of Farmington. To view David’s DVD or to make online condolences you may go to

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  • Lori Anderson

    Reply June 12, 2019 5:45 pm

    Sending prayers to the family. RIP David you will be missed

  • Vicki West

    Reply June 12, 2019 7:16 pm

    I heard about this man’s untimely death, as well as his mother’s, on the news and it touched my heart. Sending my deepest sympathy to his family, friends, and community.

  • Julie Helle

    Reply June 12, 2019 10:47 pm

    Not sure how this thing called life is going to work without you. You will always be in our hearts. Love You 💙

  • Tony and Vikki Corso

    Reply June 15, 2019 3:53 pm

    I worked with David many years ago at Mossville Cat he was a really nice guy my sincere sympathy to all the family.

  • Julie Stannard

    Reply June 16, 2019 7:41 am

    I love you and miss you my wonderful friend. I have never laughed so hard as I did with you that weekend in Joshua Tree. The California desert will never be the same without you. You will always be in my heart. Until we meet again.

  • Tom(heytom) Schlink

    Reply June 17, 2019 5:34 pm

    R.I.P Dave, prayers to his family, worked with Dave years in Mossville, always kidding him about getting rid of his sportster(trail bike) and getting him a big twin,he got one after I retired. Then I seen he sold it,and was kidding him about having bike fever.

  • Julian

    Reply March 2, 2020 3:22 pm

    Wow sorry to finally see this wondering where his posts went so sorry to all concerned , condolences from Julian, a cyber friend,,,

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