He was born May 11, 1973, in Vermillion County, the son of Steven Swaim Sr. and Rebecca Koch Swaim.
He graduated from Rockville High School and also attended Vincennes University.
He had worked in the past for Koch Farms, Great Dane, Miller Pipe Line, Brambles, Hancor, and then in January 2008, he found the job of his dreams at Altra Ethanol, Inc., in Cloverdale. He really enjoyed working at the ethanol plant as a material handler.
On July 1, 1995, he married Jennifer Simonson. Together, they rounded their family with the addition of their daughter, Alexandra Swaim. Steve loved being "daddy."
Steve was very much the outdoorsman. He was an avid hunter, especially deer, turkey and rabbits. He also enjoyed camping and boating.
He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Ray Swaim, and his step-grandfather Benjamin Adams.
Survivors include his wife and daughter Jennifer and Alexandra Swaim, Brazil, mother and step-father Rebecca and Ben Adams, Dana, father and step-mother Steve Swaim Sr., and Carol, mother-in-law and father-in-law Keith and Betty Simonson, grandparents Mary and Joe Koch, Brazil, Martha Ransom, and step-grandmother Delores Adams, Terre Haute, sister Stephanie Stover, Brazil, Laura Thomas, Dana, and brother Josh Swaim, Waveland, step-sister Jami Case, sister-in-law Julianne Moss and husband Terry, Cadiz, Ky., brothers-in-law Rick Simonson, Plainfield, and Chris Simonson, Florida, nieces and nephews Dillion Swaim, Billie McClain, Christian Stover, Miya Sabla and Stormy Swaim, and other extended family and a close group of friends.
Services will take place at 1 p.m., Thursday, at Lawson-Miller Chapel, with Gary Scroggins officiating. Burial will follow at Roselawn Memorial Park, Terre Haute.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m., Wednesday, and again Thursday prior to services.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests that monetary donations be directed to an education fund for Alexandra Swaim, in care of Riddell National Bank, PO Box No. 340, Brazil, 47834. Envelopes will be available at the funeral home.
Post an online memorial at www.frenchfuneralhome.com.