James (Jim) B. Swoyer, 72, died Aug. 20, 2020 after a long illness.

Memorial arrangements are pending.

James Swoyer grew up on his family’s farm outside Richland. He graduated from Elk Point High School in 1966 and attended Northern State University in Aberdeen, SD, where he also played football. He was a small business owner in the Omaha area for many years prior to retirement. He had recently moved from Omaha to Sacramento, CA to be closer to family.

Mr. Swoyer was preceded in death by his parents, James and Marcella Swoyer; two sisters, Jacqueline and Jill; and his beloved grandmother, Pearl.

He is survived by a son, Brian; a sister, Jerri; a brother-in-law, Eric; two nieces, Erica and Emily; and many cousins.