Obituary for Larry Allen Swihart


Larry Allen Swihart, 83, passed away on Monday, August 12, 2019 at Majestic Care, New Haven. Born in Fort Wayne he was the son of the late James and Irene (Westrick) Swihart. He served his country in the US Navy aboard the USS Yarnall and was employed with the Tokheim Corporation for over 20 years. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and could often be found at Hall’s Restaurant in New Haven for his breakfast and black coffee.

He is survived by his children, Richard “Tig” Swihart, Dawn (Dan) Friedman, Debbie (James) Cole, Mona Swihart, Melody Hull, and Sara (Douglas Stiverson) Swihart; brothers, Phillip (Sandra), Don (Pam Frane), Michael (Susan), Ted, and Thomas (Carol) Swihart; 11 grandchildren; 11 step grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren with two on the way; and nine step great grandchildren. He was also preceded in death by his brother, Robert; and grandsons, Jeremiah Oberkiser and Nathaniel Cole.

Funeral service is 11 a.m. Saturday at Harper’s Community Funeral Home, 740 St. Rd. 930 E., New Haven with visitation one hour prior. Visitation is also 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial in Highland Park Cemetery, Fort Wayne with military honors. Preferred memorials are to Shepherd’s House.

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