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Scott Swift, 63, of Rockford, passed away on June 6, 2018. He was born on June 1, 1955 in Glenview, IL, the son of Roger and Ruth (Evans) Swift. Scott married Julie Baer on June 1, 1985 in Rockford. He was a Sales Rep for Greenlee Textron for several years. Scott enjoyed golf, tennis and mountain biking.
He is survived by his wife, Julie; children, Greg (Lindsay) Swift and Caroline Swift; granddaughter, Madelyn; and sister, Lynn (Jim) Winkler. Predeceased by parents; and brother, Roger.
Services will be held at 5:00 pm on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 in Trinity Lutheran Church, 200 N 1st St., Rockford, IL with Pastor Jay Quinn officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service from 3:30 pm to 4:45 pm at the church. Please come in your favorite golf attire. Burial in Arlington Cemetery. Memorials may be made to ALS Association, 220 W. Huron St. Suite 4003, Chicago, IL 60654 or Northern IL Hospice, 4215 Newburg Rd, Rockford, IL 61108. Arrangements by Olson Funeral & Cremation Services, Ltd.

Condolences & Shared Memories (16)

  1. Vickie DePorter

    Julie and family, So sorry for loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Vickie

  2. Mike Farris

    My sincere condolences to Julie and the family. Sitting next to him at Greenlee over the last seven years, he taught me a great deal professionally, but even more so personally. I have never met someone who was so genuine and with such a positive outlook. Scott was a great friend and I will have fond memories of him always.

  3. Sherrie Sully

    Julie, I remember when you and Scott first met and started dating. We had a lot of fun times. I hope reflecting on all the good times and memories you have will bring you and your family comfort during this difficult time. Please know my thoughts and prayers are with you.

  4. Leslie Schaye

    Julie, Carrie & Greg, Jourdan shared the news about Scott. I am so very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  5. Jeannie Meek

    Julie. Please know I cannot explain how deep my sorrow is for you and your family. If you ever need anything, please contact me. I will do whatever i can for you.

  6. Amie Rock

    Julie you are a selfless brave beautiful woman inside and out. I am so lucky to know such an amazing woman. Eli, Asher, Jason and I want you to know how special you are to us. We are saddened by the loss of Scott and want you to know we are here for you always in any way that you need.

  7. Josh Jacobs

    I met Scott in 2011 when I joined Greenlee, and over the next four years, I probably spent more time with him than anyone else in my life. Scott was not only my colleague and friend but my golf partner. Whether we were winning or losing, playing well or playing poorly, Scott was always upbeat and seeing the positive in everything. I couldn't have asked for a better partner. We had a ton of fun, won a lot of matches and created so many great memories. I send my deepest condolences to Julie and the family. I know Scott is on a tee box in heaven right now, aiming left and about to hit a nice high fade right back into the middle of the fairway. RIP Swifty. You'll be greatly missed.

  8. Johann Christoph Schütz

    I knew him for over a decade, we worked closely together and enjoyed helping customers which we had in common. We shared time in Germany as well as in the US and I will treasure these memories. I lost a Friend!!!

  9. Chris Conner

    Julie, my prayers are with you and your entire family honey. Our amazing Heavenly Father will get you through this. And one day you and Scott will be together again, hold close to your heart all your years of beautiful memories. I know you have many. Please know how much I care and my prayers will continue. Love you!

  10. Phil Tambouridis

    My family and I are extremely saddened to hear of the passing of Scott. You could always count on Scott for a smile, a laugh or sound advice. I can also remember so many great times with Scott on the golf course. I knew Scott during a time of my life when things were changing often. Figuring out a young career, getting married, buying a house, having a child, starting to play golf (a ton); I probably talked to Scott for advise on all of them. I will always remember and appreciate him for who he was, a positive spirit, a great communicator, a mentor and most importantly an amazing friend. Truth is, it would be hard to find someone that didn't like to be around Scott and I always looked up to that. I pray for Swift family, friends and all of those going through this tremendous loss. I hope that we can all find comfort during this time as we reflect on all the great times with Scott. Scott, may your memory be eternal!

  11. Rose Aase

    I work at Greenlee . Scott was a nice person. He will be missed by all that came in touch with him. My prayers and thoughts are with you.

  12. Sara and Jeff Sundby

    We are all so sorry to hear about Scott, We will be thinking about you all and Know we would be there is we were able! We all remember, some fun times our families shared Our Deepest Sympathies The Sundby's

  13. robert sunday

    Scott and I go way back to the 1970's when we both were driving MGs. We sure will miss him.

  14. Cynthia Ilseman

    My heart is broken! He was such a wonderful and fun loving man! I will never forget that wonderful smile! Our prayers are with all of his wonderful family.

  15. Sue & Rick McVinnie

    Greg, Lindsay & family, We are so sorry to hear of your dad's passing. We only met once but I see where you(Greg)got your personality. May God be by your side during this sorrowful time. Know your dad is no longer suffering and now is your guardian angel. RIP Scott

  16. Lloyd Everard

    Scott will be missed by all those who worked with him here at Greenlee. He was always upbeat, with a smile on his face and had kind words for others. On behalf of Greenlee I express deepest condolences to Julie and the rest of the family including my friend Dick Baer.


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