Sandra Kay Swiatowy
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Sandra Kay Swiatowy

Oct. 8, 1942 - Nov. 19, 2020

SOUTH BEND, IN - Sandra Kay Swiatowy, 78, passed away Thursday, November 19, 2020. Sandy was born October 8, 1942 in Chicago to the late George and Dorothy (Huffard) Erhardt. She was also preceded in death by a son, Dana Swiatowy; and brothers, Robert and John Erhardt.

Left to cherish the memory of Sandy is her loving husband of 60 years, Harold Swiatowy, along with their children, Toni (Jeff) Wolfe, Keith (Katie) Swiatowy, and Brian (Rose Fleischmann) Swiatowy; grandchildren, Jennifer (Michael) Hartman, Shayne Swiatowy, Morgan Swiatowy, Samantha (Cory) Pierce, Tanner Wolfe, Dana Swiatowy, and Dezamond Swiatowy; sisters, Jacquelyn Smith, Beverly (Donald) Quimby, Sharon (Kent) Hoover, Janice (Harvey) Oltmanns, Dorothy Kline, Betty (Bill) Walsh, Margaret (Dave) Herman, and Deborah (Dave) Tutorow; brother, Edward Doetsch; daughter-in-law, Marlene Swiatowy; and great-grandchildren, Skyler & Samantha Stevens.

Sandy worked in food services with the South Bend Community School Corporation for over 30 years. She was a member of the South Bend Eagles 435 and smaller clubs with friends and neighbors. In her younger years she golfed at Bowler's Country Club and bowled at Eagles. Sandy enjoyed crafts, painting, crocheting, and playing games around the table, which she normally won. She rode around in her golf cart and enjoyed spending time outside with nature and animals, especially watching the birds and deer in her backyard. Sandy prioritized making events fun for children, making silly hats or playing games with them. She loved being around people and having a good time, making everyone around her feel special. She loved traveling and spending time with her family. Any time spent with Sandy was precious and memorable. She loved sunflowers and singing “You are my sunshine” with her family.

Visitation for Sandy will be 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm Tuesday, November 24, 2020 in ST. JOSEPH FUNERAL HOME, Mayflower Rd. with a Funeral Service beginning at 2:00 pm. Burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Center for Hospice Care or Pet Refuge. Condolences for the family can be made at

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Published in South Bend Tribune on Nov. 22, 2020.
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November 24, 2020
Harold and children,
So sorry to read the passing of Sandra. The few times I visited with you and her was very enjoyable. God Bless

Leona Edison Browning
Ft Wayne IN
Ardmore Classmate
Leona Edison Browning Ft Wayne IN
November 24, 2020
Aunt Sandy was an inspiration in my life of art and children. I will always remember the graduation party she included me in with Dana. I was made to feel special and loved. I will hear her laugh and feel such great joy, joining in laughter with her. I pray I may bring the same kind of joy to others. Uncle Harold, my heart is with you, my prayers will continue to ask that the Holy Spirit full you with God’s peace and comfort. I love you both.
Shawn Grossman
November 22, 2020
Mr Swiatowy, Keith, and family. Sorry to hear of Sandra’s passing. May she RIP.
Ed Sommers
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