Age 80 Of Port St. Joe, FL Passed away at 11:00am Tuesday, March 27, 2012 at Blanchard Valley Hospital, Findlay. Mr. Schweizer was born in St. Paul, MN on July 17, 1931 to the late Myron and Louise Schweizer. He is survived by his spouse, Peggy whom he married October 16, 1954. Also surviving are his children, Stephanie Brokamp of Findlay, OH and David Schweizer of Tampa, Florida; grandchildren, Nicholas (Molly) Coale of Upper Arlington, OH, Lucas Coale, and Mitchell Coale, Katie (Tom) Martin of Ann Arbor, MI, Steve (Erika & Evan) Brokamp of Findlay; great-grand-daughter, Alexandria Coale (Nick & Molly) of Upper Arlington, OH; surviving siblings are: brother, Al Schweizer (Kris) of St. Paul, MN and sister, Mary Lou Miner (Jim) of Northfield, MN. John also has two surviving sisters-in-law, Julie Schweizer and Joanne Schweizer. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews. John proudly served in the United States Air Force as a pilot from 1951 - 1971. He received numerous awards and decorations including multiple Air Medals with oak leaf clusters and two Distinguished Flying Crosses with Oak Leaf Clusters. Upon his retirement from the Air Force, he had a successful career in the telecommunications industry retiring in 1991 as President, American Paging, Inc. John also served as an international consultant in the industry until 1999. A memorial service will be held at St. Michael's Catholic Church located at 750 Bright Road in Findlay, OH on Friday, March 30, 2012 at 10:30 AM along with a Military Honors ceremony. The Schweizer family wishes to acknowledge and thank the doctors and nurses who cared for John at Blanchard Valley Hospital. In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Wounded Warrior Project c/o Southwest Caging, 5342 NW 25th Street, Topeka, Kansas 66616 or woundedwarriorproject.org. www.kirkpatrickbehnke.com
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Published in Pioneer Press on Apr. 1, 2012