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“Amy and Family So sorry for your loss. We are praying for you. Aunt Karen & Uncle Darrel ”
1 of 8 | Posted by: Karen Reid - Montpelier, OH

“I appreciated Nate's gifts and talents while he was at Pennock. Prayers and Cares......Carla Wilson-Neil ”
2 of 8 | Posted by: Carla Wilson-neil - Hastings, MI

“Amy and family I pray God gives you comfort today and forever. I pray that your memories you have made over the years continue to feel some of the...Read More »
3 of 8 | Posted by: Carol Richards - Hastings, MN

“We're so very sorry for your loss. Our family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers. ”
4 of 8 | Posted by: Jennifer & Dave Gutchess - MI

“Dear Nate,My Family and I want to say we appreciate all of the love a care you took to reach out and encourage us. The music, the stories, the...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: Michelle Sanders - Indianapolis, IN

“Deeply sorry for your loss. Keeping your family & you in prayer.Floyd & Judy Holmes ”
6 of 8 | Posted by: floyd holmes - Battle Creek, MI

“Nate was such a joy to work with when he was at Pennock on nights. I cannot imagine the loss your family is feeling. I will be praying for you Amy...Read More »
7 of 8 | Posted by: Emily Flessner - Hastings, MI

“Words cannot express our sadness and sorrow for you and the kids. We are thankful that there is hope to see him again and that he is now watching...Read More »
8 of 8 | Posted by: Eric and Norma Binkowski - MI


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Nathan Swift, age 39 of Battle Creek went to be with the Lord Wednesday, December 22, 2021 in Battle Creek Hospital.

Nathan was born in Lancaster Pennsylvania, to his parents Kalen and Sheryl (Sherman) Swift. He was raised in Lancaster until summer of 1989, when the family moved back to Nashville. Nathan graduated from Maple Valley High School in 2000. He then continued after his daughter was born, while working full time, to receive a MLT degree from KCC. After a few years off he then decided to it was time to learn some more and completed an online course from Weber State University in Ogden Utah and received a Bachler of Science Degree. Nathan loved learning and used this knowledge he gained to help homeschool his children. He was employed by Roche Diagnostics as an at home technical support specialist, and this enabled him to create friendships all throughout the United States.

Nathan loved sports. Growing up he played baseball, basketball, football, ran cross country and slow and fast pitch softball. He was a jack of all trades, anything he wanted to learn he would. Nathan's recent interest was everything musical. He loved playing the piano, saxophone, guitar, writing and recording music. His favorite thing to do with this talent was write songs for God's glory and record them to share with others. Nathan always enjoyed being with people, and his love for God gave him the desire to disciple to others EVERYWHERE he went.

Most important to Nathan was God and then his family. His favorite thing was spending quality time with his wife and children. Nathan loved to be outside with his family playing basketball, baseball, volleyball, riding bikes, and playing on the playground he built. When they weren't outside, they were inside playing games, watching movies, letting his kids put makeup on him and just loving spending time together.

Nathan will be forever missed by his best friend and wife Amy; six amazing children, Mackenzie, Derek, Devon, Mariah, Judson, and Grayson. His loving parents Kalen and Sheryl Swift, brother Jeremiah (LouAnne), sister Bethany (Rich) Cook and many nephews and nieces. Nathan left behind many wonderful friends throughout his life, including his best friend Chad, who encouraged Nathan as they walked through life together. Nathan will join his son Jonathan in Heaven.

A special thank you to his mother-in-law Julia, who spent the last two weeks of his life with him in the hospital talking and reading the bible to him and encouraging him to fight. Thank you, Bronson Battle Creek ICU, for taking great care of my husband!!

Funeral services to celebrate Nathan's life will be 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at Victory Life Church. Interment will follow at Memorial Park Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 28 at the Farley Estes Dowdle Funeral Home & Cremation Care. Personal messages for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com.

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