GRAND MARAIS, MI. – Star Swift, age 46, of Grand Marais, died at her home under the loving care of her family and North Woods Hospice on Friday, March 14, 2014.
She was born on October 31, 1967 in Hastings, Michigan to Norman and Carole (Nelson) Barlow. Star graduated from Hastings High School in 1985. She married Timothy J. Swift on November 29, 1986 and together they raised their two beautiful daughters. They moved to the Upper Peninsula in 1999 chasing their love for snow and snowmobiling, and they made their own little paradise in Grand Marais. On top of being a full time mom, Star also took on the role of teacher by teaching her daughters from home, along with managing the Cabin Fever Cabin Rentals. Star was a good, faithful, and loving woman. She was member of the Munising Baptist Church, had a soft heart for missionaries, and loved reading Bible prophecies.
Star is survived by her husband of 27 years Tim Swift of Grand Marais; daughters Erica (Jim) Pann of Curtis and Chantal Swift of Grand Marais; granddaughters Madilyn and Haydin Star; parents Norman and Carole Barlow; siblings Taune Barlow, Indya (Brian) Mortin, and Theron Barlow; mother-in-law Barbara Swift; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents Carl and Bessie Nelson and Pete and Norma Barlow; and father-in-law Clayton Swift.
Visitation will be at the Munising Baptist Church in Wetmore, Michigan on Wednesday, March 19, 2014 from 11:30 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Pastor Jason LaFlamme will conduct Star’s funeral service at 2:00 at the church. Interment will be at the Rose Hill Cemetery in Grand Marais in the spring. Star’s obituary and guestbook may be viewed and signed at bowermanfu nerlhome.net.