Nov. 12, 1926 - Nov. 28, 2013
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SOUTH BEND - Dr. Edwin E. Swigart, 87, passed away at 9:05 PM Thursday, November 28, 2013, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center, Mishawaka, IN. Dr. Swigart retired from his podiatry practice in 2001. He was born on November 12, 1926, in Argos, IN, to the late Vernie L. Swigart and Fern S. (Fishburn) Swigart Stoner. On September 14, 1974, he married Martha (Czerniak) Wielgos, who survives. Along with his loving wife, Martha Swigart, he is survived by his stepdaughter, Susan K. (Larry) Bunnell of Granger; two stepsons, Dennis J. (Marilyn) Wielgos of Loudon, TN, and John Wielgos Jr. of South Bend; and five grandchildren: Jennifer (Bryan) Burkhart and their children, Luke and Ashley Burkhart; Holly (Aaron) Huffman and their children, Madelyn and Brendan Huffman; Larry John Bunnell, Kevin Bunnell and J. P. Wielgos; and his mother, Teri Wielgos. Two brothers, Gerald Swigart and Richard Swigart, preceded Edwin in death. Dr. Swigart graduated from Adams High School, South Bend; Indiana University, Bloomington, IN; and IL College of Podiatric Medicine, Chicago, IL. He served in the United States Army during World War II and the Korean Conflict. Dr. Swigart was beloved by his family and many friends and will be greatly missed. Private family services were held. Palmer Funeral Home-River Park, South Bend, and Southlawn Cremation Services are assisting the family with arrangements. Contributions in memory of Dr. Swigart may be made to IL School of Podiatry, 1001 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610. Online condolences may be sent to the Swigart family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
Palmer Funeral Homes - River Park / South Bend
2528 Mishawaka Avenue South Bend, IN 46615
Published in South Bend Tribune on Dec. 1, 2013