Dale Edward Swider, 80, of Seymour, passed away Monday, March 23, 2015, at Schneck Medical Center.
Born Nov. 23, 1934, in Indianapolis, he was the son of Edward and Grace Williams Swider, both of whom preceded him in death. On July 3, 1954, in Mitchell, he married Donna Walker. She passed away Sept. 8, 2008.
Dale was passionate about two things in his life: his family and his career with the Indiana State Police. He was hired Feb. 1, 1960, and after dedicating 20 years of service, he retired Feb. 21, 1980, as the district commander first sergeant of the Seymour Post.
Dale loved to have fun and enjoyed playing poker with his friends. When summer came around, he would spend many days relaxing by a pond and fishing.
Survivors include his children, Dale (Kim) Swider, Dalona (Boe) Hampton, Mark (Caroline) Swider, Brett (Buffy) Swider and Kim (Darren) Judge; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Judy Dobson, Cathy Jarrett, Peggy Jo Cannon and Patricia Ellis.
The funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at Voss Chapel. Burial will follow at Riverview Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and from noon until time of service Tuesday.
Memorials may be given to Don and Dana Meyers Cancer Center.