Derek R. Swarts

Derek R. Swarts Abilene, Kansas

Derek R. Swarts

36, passed away Saturday, January 31st. He was born May 6, 1978 in Abilene, the son of Michael R. and Cynthia A. (Annis) Swarts. Growing up in Abilene, Derek attended local schools and graduated from Abilene High School with the class of 1997. During school he had been employed by John’s 66. After high school Derek was employed by Alco Warehouse before he began working for Smith Heating and Air. On April 15, 2004 he married Penny Cheek, later divorcing. Derek enjoyed spending time with his children and friends and riding motorcycles.
Survived by: Daughter Kensley Swarts Abilene
Son Kelton Swarts Abilene
Mother Cynthia Swarts Abilene
Father Michael Swarts Salina
Sister Sarah Swarts Abilene
Fiancée Miranda Christner Abilene
Maternal Grandmother Patty Adam Abilene
Maternal Grandfather Gene Annis Colorado Springs, CO
2 Nephews
Other family and friends
The family has chosen cremation. A memorial service will be held 10:30 AM Saturday, February 7th, at the LifeHouse Church, 420 SW 2nd, with Pastor Kerry Coup officiating. Private family inurnment will take place at a later date. The family will receive friends 5:30 to 6:30 PM Friday, February 6th, at the Danner Funeral Home. The family suggests memorial contributions in his name be made to the Derek Swarts Children’s Education Fund. They may be left at the church the day of the service or left at or sent in care of the Danner Funeral Home POB 758 Abilene, Kansas 67410.

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