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Services Friday for Lillian Laverne Swickard, 87

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Lillian Laverne Swickard, age 87 of Valparaiso, passed away on June 18, 2018 at her home.

She was born on January 20, 1931 in Crete, IL to August and Clara Krueger, both of whom preceded her in death.

On October 14, 1950, she married Charles Swickard, who survives in Valparaiso.

She is also survived by her children: Darrell (Sheliah) Swickard of Chesterton, IN, Rodney (Jenny) Swickard of Valparaiso, IN, Cynthia (Thomas) Corzan of Chesterton, IN, Tammie (Kerry) Fero of Porter, IN, and Terry (Caren) Swickard of Valparaiso, IN; her twenty-four grandchildren; twenty-two great-grandchildren; her sister, Dorothy Schoenbeck of Valparaiso; her sister-in-law, Ellie Krueger of Beecher, IL; and by numerous cousins.

She is also preceded in death by her sister, Della Steuer and by her brother, Leonard Krueger.

Lillian was a member of St. Johnís United Church in Chesterton. She also dedicated seventeen years of service to the Duneland Resale Shop and worked in food service for the Valparaiso school system for many years. She enjoyed camping, bonfires, and rooting for the Chicago Cubs.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, June 22, 2018, at 11 a.m., at St. Johnís United Church, 225 W. Lincoln Ave., Chesterton, IN, with Chaplin Patricia Ciupek officiating.

A visitation will be held Friday at 10 a.m. until time of service at the church. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery.

The family will receive friends on Thursday, June 21, 2018, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m., at White-Love Funeral Home, 525 S. 2nd St., Chesterton, IN.

Memorial donations may be given to Dunes Hospice, 4711 Evans Ave, Valparaiso, IN, 46383, and to the St. John Community Dinner, 225 W. Lincoln Ave., Chesterton, IN.

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Posted 6/19/2018




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