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Obituary: William Bruce Swindle

William Bruce Swindle, 90, passed away on Dec. 10, 2012, peacefully in his sleep at home in Phoenix, Ariz.

William was born in Bartlesville, Okla., on Nov. 27, 1922. He attended Iowa State and joined Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity. William participated in combat operations in the European Theater and graduated from Missouri Valley College after World War II.

William started his professional work in the early 1950s with the Boy Scouts of America in Kansas City, Mo., following his teenage achievement of Eagle Scout. He spent most of his life in Columbus, Ohio, retiring from Owens Illinois in 1994. He was an active member of the Methodist Church throughout is life. With his family, he traveled the country most every summer.

William is survived by Virginia, his wife of 60 years; three daughters, Linda Yaeger, Jeannie Swindle and Patty Swindle; and two grandsons, Frank Yaeger and Jackson Reed.

A private inurnment will be at the VA Memorial Cemetery in Prescott, Ariz. Memorial donations may be given to the Northern Arizona Alzheimer's Association, 3111 Clearwater Drive, Suite A, Prescott, AZ 86305.

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