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Swoboda P.H.D., Lary J.

Lary J. Swoboda P.H.D. 73, Luxemburg, died unexpectedly Sunday morning, Nov. 25, 2012, at his home of an apparent heart attack. He was born in Luxemburg, on May 28, 1939, to the late Joseph and Catherine (Daul) Swoboda. On Nov. 16, 1968, he married Janice M. Hendricks at SS. Peter and Paul Church in Green Bay. In 1968, he began his career with politics, winning the Wisconsin State Assembly in 1970, continuing the position until 1994. He headed up the Americore program, created by President Wm. Clinton. Lary taught English at Southern Door High School, later teaching Civics and Government at Luxemburg-Casco Junior High School, he was Principal at St. Joseph Grade School in Sturgeon Bay, and Principal at Oneida Grade School and High School retiring in 2001. He also taught several other locations such as Concordia University and UWGB. Then he became involved in the Kewaunee County Literacy Program, tutoring a student with English for four years. He was a member of the Luxemburg Knights of Columbus Fourth Degree and several educational organizations including Kappa-Delta-Pi and the Wisconsin retired teachers group. Lary donated numerous books to the Village of Luxemburg Library in the Village Hall, working with the Boy Scouts creating several book cases. He was appointed to the Kewaunee County Library Board. He was a member of St. Mary Church in Luxemburg and the Catholic Order of Foresters.

He truly enjoyed education, reading, visiting with the public and spending time with his monthly friends at the ROMEO breakfast club.

Survivors include his wife of 44 years, Janice "Jan" Swoboda; five brothers-in-law and seven sisters-in-law, Gerald Hendricks, Ken (Jan) Hendricks, David (Patti) Hendricks, all of Green Bay; JoAnn (Bob) Breister, Menasha; Karen (Lee) Bournoville, Sturgeon Bay; Jackie Van Pay, Green Bay; Joyce Hendricks, Luxemburg; Theresa Hendricks, Green Bay; many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and friends.

Lary was preceded in death by two brothers-in-law and three sisters-in-law, William (Ginger) Hendricks, Theresa Ann Hendricks, Jim Van Pay, Connie Hendricks; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, Gordon and Cecilia Hendricks.

Friends may call at ST. MARY CHURCH, LUXEMBURG, 2:30 p.m. to 7 p.m., Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2012, with a closing parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue between 9 and 10:45 a.m. at St. Mary Church, Luxemburg, on Thursday, Nov. 29, 2012. Funeral 11 a.m. at the church with the Rev. Milton Suess, the Rev. Bob Kuhrn and the Rev. Wm O'Brien officiating. Burial in St. Mary Cemetery, Luxemburg. McMahon Funeral Home, Luxemburg, is assisting the Swoboda Family. www.mcmahonfh.com

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established in Lary's name.

A special thank you is extended to the Luxemburg Fire and Rescue Squad, and Aurora Hospital Emergency Room for the care and compassion given to Lary and his family.

Lary, you were my best friend, we were inseparable and such a team, I will miss you deeply! Love Jan.

Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Nov. 26 to Nov. 27, 2012
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