Thursday, September 20,1945
Otto C. Swinke, 47, of Sterling, formerly of Tampico, passed away at 9:30 Tuesday morning in the Veterans Hospital in Hines, Ill which he entered last week for observation and treatment. He had been in failing health for several months but had only been ill for the past three weeks.
Mr. Swinke had lived in the vicinity of Tampico and Sterling nearly all his life. He was a veteran of World War I and a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Vincent L. Eberhardt and Miss Donna Jean Swinke and a grandson, Johnny Eberhardt of Sterling; three brothers, George of Montana, William of Joliet, and Henry of Prophetstown; and one sister, Mrs. Robert Thomson of Peoria..
Funeral Services will be held at 2:30 Friday afternoon in Parent's Chapel with Rev. James McElvry, pastor of the First Methodist Church of Sterling in charge. Burial will be in the Tampico Memorial Cemetery.