John Swank

   John Eli Swank a Prineville resident passed away on Wednesday, November 5, 2008. He was 
82 years of age. There will be no services at this time.

   John was born in Attica, Indiana on August 29, 1926 to John T. & Velma (Philpott) Swank.
   John served in the Army Air Core from 1946-1948. John and Evelyn L. Boyd were married 
March 20, 1959 in Indiana. They moved from Indiana to the Portland, Oregon area in 1969 where 
John was working for the state and county road maintenance and then worked for the Park's and 
Recreation in Tigard, Oregon for many years before retiring in 1972 due to a work injury. John 
and Evelyn moved to Prineville in 2005. John enjoyed wood working, loved to hunt and fish. He 
will be missed greatly by friends and family.

   Survived by his wife Evelyn Swank of Prineville, OR his children Becky Strode of Prineville, 
OR, Barbara Swank of Cornelius, OR, step children Danny Ervin of Cornelius, OR, Julie Ross 
of Lafayette, IND, Diana Stephens of Tampa, FL, Brenda Fredirich of Odis, OR, brothers William 
Swank of Cornelius, OR Thomas Swank of Lafayette, IND, Robert Swank of Lafayette, IND, 12 
grandchildren and 6 great great grandchildren.

   John was preceded in death by his parents, step son William Ervin and two brothers Chester 
and Marvin Swank.

   Contributions can be made to Doernbecker Children's Hospital 2121 SW Broadway Portland, OR 977201

   Arrangements are in the care of the Prineville Funeral Home.