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Linda J. Swain

September 3, 1948 ~ April 17, 2018 (age 69)

Obituary

Linda J. Swain, age 69, of Battle Creek, MI went to be with her Lord Tuesday, April 17, 2018. She was born in New London, Connecticut on September 3, 1948 the daughter of William and Rachel (Hunn) Porter. Linda graduated from Harper Creek High School, class of '66. After high school, she attended Nazareth College and Western Michigan University graduating in 1987 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business. While in law school, Linda worked full time and raised her three children. She graduated in 1991 with her law degree from Cooley Law School. Linda was employed with the Kellogg Credit Union, Vern Steffel Law Office, and most recent KCC legal assistant Program Manager and instructor. On November 26, 1999 Linda married Ronal L. Swain and were together until his passing in 2015. Linda was a member of Central Christian Church.

She is survived by her children, Donald Crail of Battle Creek, MI, Kevin (Heather) Crail of Battle Creek, MI, David Crail of Ohio; step-daughter, Tammy (Brant) Davis of Union City, MI; sister, Joyce (Duane) Fritz of Seymour, TX, brothers, Larry Porter of Battle Creek, Ralph Porter of Battle Creek; 7 grandchildren; and best friend, Karen Baker of Nashville, TN. Linda was preceded in death by her husband Ronal; parents; brothers, Wayne and Jim Porter.


Family will receive friends at the Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, Battle Creek on Friday, April 27, 2018 from 2:00-4:00pm & 6:00-8:00pm and on Saturday, April 28, 2018 from 11:00am to 12:00 noon. The funeral service will immediately follow at 12:00 noon with Reverend Gordon Pippin officiating. Interment will take place at 3:00pm at Riverside Cemetery in Union City, MI. Memorial contributions may be directed to the Central Christian Church.

Visitation

APR 27. 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM (EDT)

Battle Creek Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
2838 Capital Ave. S.W.
Battle Creek, MI, 49015

Visitation

APR 27. 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)

Battle Creek Chapel of Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
2838 Capital Ave. S.W.
Battle Creek, MI, 49015

Visitation

APR 28. 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (EDT)

Central Christian Church
713 Riverside Drive
Battle Creek, MI, 49015

Service

APR 28. 12:00 PM (EDT)

Central Christian Church
713 Riverside Drive
Battle Creek, MI, 49015

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