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Alice Elizabeth (Swerlein) Earl

May 18, 1927 ~ January 5, 2023 (age 95) 95 Years Old

Alice (Swerlein) Earl Obituary

Alice Elizabeth (Swerlein) Earl of 211 Zanetta Drive, Carey, OH passed away on January 5, 2023, peacefully with family.

Alice was born on May 18, 1927 to Cyrus and Flossie Rank. Alice lived her young life in Sycamore, OH. She and her family moved to McCutchenville when she was a junior in high school, where she met her future husband, Virgil Swerlein. Alice graduated from McCutchenville High School in 1945. Alice also attended Tiffin University and Heidelberg College both in Tiffin, Ohio. 

Alice married Virgil Swerlein at McCutchenville United Church of Christ in 1946. He preceded her in death in 1963. Alice and Virgil had three children; Victoria (Robert) Dipman, Curtice, OH, Rebecca (Charles) Little, Powell, OH, and Karen (Tim) Koehler, Carey, OH. 

Alice married Ray Earl in 1990. She became a member of Grace United Church of Christ, Fostoria, OH. Alice and Ray spent their retirement years traveling the United States. They spent their last few years in Florida for the winter months. Ray preceded her in death in 2009. 

Alice worked her entire life, first as a partner on a dairy farm, and then a milk trucking business with Virgil. After his death, she worked at Buckingham's Meat Market in McCutchenville, OH. She worked for John Neate Car Dealership as a Title Clerk. Later she worked as an Administrative Assistant and Admission Clerk at Wyandot Memorial Hospital, Upper Sandusky, OH. Alice retired in 1990, later to return and volunteer at Wyandot Memorial Hospital. 

Alice was an active member of McCutchenville United Church of Christ. The church was a valuable entity in her life, and she made sure her children would feel the same. Alice was active throughout her lifetime volunteering for the church. She played piano, organ, sang in the choir, taught Sunday School and helped with many other ventures the church participated in. 

Alice was also an active member of the Eastern Stars.

Alice was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, Cyrus Albert and David, and a son-in-law, Tim Koehler.

Alice is survived by her family members, daughters Victoria, Rebecca, and Karen. She had four grandchildren; Brian (Lori) Sprau, Melissa (Sprau) Moon, Tim (Jamie) Stever, and Nicholas Koehler. She had three great grandchildren; Alyssa (Matt) Brimmer, Leigha Moon and Mack Moon, and one great-great grandchild, Avery Brimmer.

Alice had several nieces and nephews that remained close and caring to her until the end of her life. 

Alice has lived a long and fulfilled life. She made many friends along her life's journey, but she always valued family above everything.

At Alice's request, in her final wishes, there will be no memorial service or funeral. She wished to be remembered as a loving mother and grandmother, loyal friend and faithful companion. 

Memorial contributions can be made to Trinity United Church of Christ in care of Walton-Moore Funeral Home, P.O. Box 350, Sycamore, Ohio 44882. Online expressions of sympathy can be made at

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