Steven Swygart, 65

Steven J. Swygart, 65, Akron, passed away at Parkview Hospital at Dupont, Fort Wayne, at 2:37 p.m., on Thursday, July 11. He was born Sept. 8, 1947 in Wabash County to Robert J. and Maxine A. (Frankstine) Swygart.

He lived in Akron for five years after moving from New Haven after 30 years. He graduated from Manchester High School in 1965. He was married to Jeanne A. Ice in 1971 in Laketon. They later divorced. Steven served in the U.S. Army from 1966-1969. After graduating from the Indianapolis School of Embalming and becoming a licensed funeral director, he was employed by Bender Funeral Home, DeLaughter Funeral Home, both of North Manchester, and then worked for DO McComb Funeral Home in Fort Wayne for 22 years. He was a member of the Laketon American Legion and attended the Akron United Methodist Church.

He is survived by his two children, Tonya Clark, Fort Wayne and Matt (Karen) Swygart, Battle Creek, Mich.; five grandchildren; one sister, Marilyn (Charles) Miller, Akron; and his mother, Maxine Swygart, Miller’s Merry Manor, Warsaw. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert J. Swygart and his brother, Robert E. Swygart.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, July 16 from 10-12 p.m. at the Earl-Love Funeral Home, 811 E. Rochester Street, Akron. Funeral services will be held at noon, following the visitation, with Rev. David Eaton of the Akron United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will take place at a later date. The United States Army will render Military Honors at the service and the Fulton County Honor Guard will perform Military Rites.

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Posted on 2013 Jul 15