Penwell Turner Funeral Home - Shelby, Ohio

Curtis J. Swanger

Curtis J. Swanger, age 29, of Shelby, died Thursday, January 3, 2019 at OhioHealth Mansfield Hospital surrounded by his family.

Curtis was born April 25, 1989 in Mansfield and was a 2007 graduate of Shelby High School. Currently he was self employed as the owner of both Swanger Online and Swanger Danes.

Curtis enjoyed being with family, especially his children, who were a very important part of his life. His surviving family includes: Ashley N. (Walter) Swanger, whom he wed on February 1, 2017; 3 children: Madelyn, Lyla, and Caden; his mother: Sheila S. (Stamper) (Dennis) Potts of Shelby; his father: James L. Swanger, Jr. of Shelby; 2 brothers: Keith Swanger of Shelby and Cory (Sam) Swanger of Jacksonville, NC; a step-brother: Daniel (Heidi) Potts of Bucyrus; maternal grandmother: Ellen (Jim) Hicks of Shelby; paternal grandmother: Beverly J. Swanger of Shelby; mother-in-law: Jennifer Hughes of Shelby; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends. He was preceded in death by: maternal grandfather: Stanley Stamper; paternal grandfather: James L. Swanger; aunt: Teresa Stamper; and uncle: John W. Swanger.

Family and friends are welcome on Sunday, January 6, 2019 from 2-5 pm at the PENWELL TURNER FUNERAL HOME, 168 West Main Street, Shelby, where funeral services will be held on Monday, January 7, 2019 at 11 am. Burial will follow in Oakland Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the family in care of Penwell Turner Funeral Home.

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Memories & Condolence

  1. Marilyn says:


    I’m so very sorry for your loss. You, your children and family are in my prayers. Rest in peace Curtis

  2. Fran and Mike Swatski says:

    Ashley my heart breaks for you. Our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  3. Julie & family says:

    Ashley & family,
    Curtis was such a good man, husband, and father. We pray you find peace and comfort during this difficult time.

  4. Andrea says:

    Our family want to say how sorry we are . Keep your head up because he is always in your heart. Again we are sorry and thinking of you.

  5. Vivian Gieseler says:

    I am so sorry for your loss of your husband. Even though I only know your family online I saw how much you loved him. He was a wonderful father and husband.
    My sincere condolences,

    Vivian Gieseler

  6. Ruth & Jimmy says:

    Sheila, Cory and all of your family and friends. I pray god gives you all peace and comfort thru this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  7. Dee, Diesel and Rebel says:

    Ashley, so very sorry to hear. My heart just breaks for you and your family. Our condolences to you. We love you.

  8. Terrie Youtz says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. You and your family are in my prayers. Just know Curtis will always be looking over you and the children.

  9. Judith Byrum says:

    Ashley I am so sorry for your loss. I am sure he will always be with you in spirit . My heart aches for you and the family. Hang in there ♥️. You all will be in my thoughts and prayers .

  10. Kathy and Henry says:

    Ashley, know that all your family is here for you and the kids. We love you. Curtis will be missed.

  11. Natalie says:

    Sheila I am so sorry to hear this! May you find comfort during this difficult time. If there is anything I can do for you, please ask. I will be there for you if I can. Thinking of you. Natalie

  12. Ben Kemplin says:

    Ellen, so sorry for your loss.

  13. Nicole Baldridge says:

    Ash and family: Curtis was such an amazing man. Ash he loved you like no other. One day you will meet again. I lost my fiance of 8 years in 2011 to leukemia so I know how you feel all to well. Hang in there honey love you

  14. John Thompson says:

    Sheila and Family: Please know that you all have been in my thoughts and prayers the last few days. Sheila, know that you have been a sister to Tina over the years, one that she never had and you all had some beautiful and wonderful times together throughout the years. She is so heartbroken right now as I am as well Please try to find some comfort during these trying times and remember all the wonderful memories you can cherish of Curtis, and know that those memories no one can take from you and that they will last you a lifetime. Prayers and comfort to each of you.

  15. Servis Family says:

    Ashley I hope God gives you the strength you need through this terrible time. We are praying for you and your family. We send our deepest condolences.

  16. marilyn smith says:

    I am so sorry his young life was taking way to soon,

  17. The Sealy family says:

    We are saddened to hear of the loss of your beloved husband, brother, son, father and friend to many. He was a good man with a good heart. Our condolences to you all. Sending you all good vibes of healing and restoration.

  18. Matt Smith says:

    Curtis has been one of my best friends ever since we went to Pioneer out in Shelby together… Had so many laughs and wonderful times with Curt… I was devastated when I heard the news… My thoughts and prayers are with all of Curtis’s family and friends… We lost a good one way too soon…. I’ll see you again my friend, in the mean time save me a spot

  19. Abbott Family says:

    You are all in our thoughts and prayers…may your wonderful memories help to carry you through. You will always have an amazing angel watching over you all.

  20. Bonnie Bates says:

    So very sorry for the loss of Curtis. Prayers and love to your family and his friends.

  21. Zach Hoover says:

    Keith, thinking about you and your family during this difficult time. I have fond memories of the times we spent before grade school playing Pokemon and other games. Curtis always knew all the cheats and glitches. Know that your family, his wife, and children are in my thoughts and prayers.

  22. Mike Grrgory says:

    Sorry for your loss

  23. Dianna Weekley says:

    I am so so sorry.. Curtis was such a cute and sweet kid.. My heart hurts for the entire family.. Much love and hugs from Florida and my family to yours..

  24. Jodi Stroup-Paterson says:

    Sheila, very sorry for the loss of your son. Prayers to you and your family.

  25. Ken says:

    With deep sympathy your sorrow is shared. When death separates us from our loved ones we can appreciate why the Bible refers to it as an enemy-1 Corinthians 15:26. But he has promised to reverse the effects of this by means of the resurrection, may comfort and peace come from this hope. Acts 24:15

  26. Fred says:

    Right now, when your loss is so fresh, it may be difficult for you to imagine that this pain will ever go away. But in time the blessing of God’s unfailing love will soften the hurt you’re feeling and bring your heart the peace, comfort and hope that it needs to heal. How? Revelation 21:4 tells us that soon everything that causes us pain, including death, will be gone forever. We also have the hope of our loved ones being resurrected here on earth, as Acts 24:15 tells us. I do hope you find comfort in this.
    Though I did not know your loved one, I am touched by your loss. Please accept my sincere condolences.

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