Laurence Swank, 68 / Dec. 17, 1941 — Dec. 3, 2010/ Kathleen Swank, 62 / Nov. 4, 1948 — Dec. 5, 2010

Published 10:12 pm Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Laurence F. Swank, Sr., 68, of Cassopolis, died Friday, Dec. 3, 2010 at  Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital, Dowagiac.

Laurence Swank, 68 and Kathleen Swank, 62

Kathleen G. (Hankins) Swank, 62, of Cassopolis, died Sunday, Dec. 5, 2010 at Borgess-Lee Memorial Hospital, Dowagiac.

Larry was born Dec. 17, 1941 in Volinia to Claude and Lenore (Sherwood) Swank. He was a self-employed tractor mechanic and a member of the Two Cylinder Club.

Kathy was born Nov. 4, 1948 in Dowagiac, to Edward and Grace (Boerman) Hankins, Sr. She was a home health care aide and a homemaker.

Larry and Kathy were married in Dowagiac in January 1971. They are survived by one son, Laurence “Fred” Swank, Jr. of Cassopolis.

In addition to their son, Larry, is survived by two daughters, Marsha and Lisa; one sister, Aleyne Parsons of Cassopolis; and two brothers, Ronald Swank of South Carolina and Richard (Patricia) Swank of Sherwood.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Eleanor Klapchuk; and two brothers, Gordon Gleason and Leo Swank.

In addition to their son, Kathy is survived by her father, Edward Hankins, Sr., of Cassopolis; five sisters, Carol (Neil) Pence of Cassopolis, Diane (Roland) Jackson of Niles, Sue (Rick) Johnson of Elkhart, Mary (Robert) Wilds of Niles, and Julie (David Wall) Hankins of Middlebury; one brother, Duane Hankins of Cassopolis.

She was preceded in death by her mother; one sister, Patti Spooner; and one brother, Edward Hankins, Jr.

Family and friends will gather today at Connelly Chapel Wagner Family Funerals from noon until time of service at 2 p.m. The Rev. John Kasper of First United Methodist Church, Dowagiac, will officiate.

Memorial contributions may be made to the family.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Connelly Chapel, Wagner Family Funerals, Cassopolis.

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