Joyce Swisher (nee Burger), 79, of Valparaiso, formerly of Chesterton, passed
away Sunday, February 22, 2009.
She was born August 31, 1929 the daughter of Lester and Mable Burger, both of
whom preceded her in death.
Joyce was also preceded in death by her husband Carl Swisher.
Joyce is survived by three daughters, Cheryn Klemz and Mary Nies both of
Lacrosse, and Darcy (George) Stavropoulos of Westville; Joyce has nine
beloved grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.
She is also survived by one brother Lester (Mary) Burger of Wheatfield, as
well as many nieces and nephews.
Also preceding her in death was a sister, Betty Kirk; a brother, Charles
Burger; a son-in-law, Robert Klemz, and granddaughter, Tracy McMeans.
Joyce worked for many years at AmCorp in Chesterton, before becoming a full
time homemaker. Her faith in God was very strong, even as she battled her
illness. She had many good friends and was loved and respected by all who
knew her. Joyce was a very loving and devoted mother, grandmother and friend.
celebration of her life will be from 1-2 p.m. Wednesday, February 25, at
Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway Chesterton.
Visitation will be 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday with service from 1-2 p.m.
Interment will be preceding at Chesterton Cemetery. Memorials can be given in
Joyce's name to the family.
Edmonds & Evans
Funeral Home can be reached at 926-1330.