Delmer Swan

Delmer Swan Obituary


Age - 88


August 26, 2023


Pinehurst, ID

Delmer Duwayne Swan, 88, of Pinehurst, ID, beloved husband, father, grandfather great-grandfather, and friend to many, passed away at his Pinehurst home on August 11, 2023. Delmer was born on December 26, 1934 in Coeur d’Alene, ID, a son of the late Hilding Swan and Vivian (McGraw) Swan. Delmer recalls growing up in half of a tent in Hayden Creek before the family moved to the middle fork of Pine Creek in the summer of 1935 and then later on to the CCC camp in Cataldo in the fall of that year. In 1936, they then moved to Newman Lake, WA for a brief period until the summer of 1937 when they relocated to Bear Creek and lived in a shack surrounded by three other shacks. Finally in the fall of 1943, they moved to a 160 acre farm where Delmer lived through high school, graduating from Kingston High School, and spent a semester at NIC in 1956 and the spring of 1957. Delmer married Linda Waller on September 14, 1957 at Pinehurst Baptist Church. Linda passed away on March 3, 2020. For most of his life, Delmer was a logger and worked as a mechanic. He also worked for a short while at the Sunshine Mine. He enjoyed classic cars, snowmobiling, motorcycles, spending the winters in the desert, and his beloved dog, Nina In addition to his parents, and loving wife, Linda, Delmer; and a great-grandson, Michael Dean Temes. Delmer’s sister, Donita Day, passed away shortly after Delmer on Saturday, August 12. Survivors include his three children, Debbie and Mark Waters of Truckee, CA, Dean and Heather Swan of Cataldo, ID, and Darin and Michelle Swan of Post Falls, ID; ten grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and his faithful canine companion, Nina. Graveside services will be held on Friday, August 25, 2023, 11:00 AM at Shoshone Memorial Gardens, Pinehurst, with a celebration of Delmer’s life to follow at the West Shoshone Park also in Pinehurst. Memories of Delmer and messages of condolence may be shared with his family online at www. shoshonefuneralservice. com. Shoshone Funeral Services, Kellogg, is assisting the Swan family with arrangements.

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