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Jerry Swiggum

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Swiggum, Jerry

Jerry M. Swiggum, age 61, of 2121 Cindy Ct., Wisconsin Rapids, died Friday, March 15, 2013 at his home.

Funeral services will be held at 11 AM. Friday at the Wisconsin Rapids Moravian Church. Rev. Mary Lou Plummer will officiate. Friends may call at the church on Friday from 9:30 until 11:00 AM. Feldner/Ritchay Funeral Home of Nekoosa is assisting the family.

Jerry was born September 23, 1951 in Wisconsin Rapids to George and Helen (Zwicke) Swiggum. Jerry was employed at Opportunity Development Center (ODC) as an assembler for many years.

Jerry was a former member of the 4H Club. He enjoyed doing yard work, gardening and driving his tractor. After many attempts, Jerry enjoyed the independence of having his own driver's license. Jerry was a central part of his family, and was always helping plan family events. In earlier years, he helped take care of his dad. Jerry loved his darts, his dogs Bear, Lady and Lizzie, and the Green Bay Packers.

He is survived by two brothers, David Swiggum of Wisconsin Rapids, and Wayne (Linda) Swiggum of Wisconsin Rapids; one sister, Cory Swiggum of Port Edwards; and seven nieces and nephews, Stephanie (Scott) Ott and their child, Riley, Allen and Amanda Swiggum, Gregory Phillips, Cheyenne, Brandon and Christopher Butler.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and one brother, Eric Swiggum.

The Swiggum family would like to thank Opportunity Development for all they did for Jerry and also a special thanks to the staff and workers at the assisted living centers and nursing homes for their care of Jerry.


Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune on Mar. 19, 2013
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