Cornelius S. “Butch” Swieringa Jr., 77, of North Webster, IN was carried into glory and met his Savior at 12:20 a.m. on Sunday, December 12, 2021 at Kosciusko Community Hospital in Warsaw, IN. He was born on May 31, 1944 in Hammond, IN to Cornelius S. & Virginia (DeYoung) Swieringa Sr.
He graduated from Highland High School and was a United States Army veteran. He was married on November 5, 1965, in Lansing, IL to Lorraine DeBoer who survives and retired from Eagle Brook Transport in East Chicago, IN after 20+ years. He grew up in the Highland area and moved to North Webster 10 years ago permanently after summering there for many years.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church & American Legion Post #253 both in North Webster. He was active in the Wednesday morning Fishing Buddies Group, Thursday Men’s Church Prayer Breakfast Group, Thursday One Stop Bait Shop Bible Study, and Thursday Wood Carver’s Club.
Weekly telephone conversations with family and friends or just visiting with friends on the porch overlooking the water were the highlights of his week. He was an avid reader, fly tier, story teller, and wood carver. His last scripture read and marked in his bible was Psalm 89:15 & 16.
He is survived by:
Loving Wife – Lorraine Swieringa of North Webster
2 Sons – Thomas (Monica) Swieringa of Celina, OH and Craig (Andrea Cook) Swieringa of Chicago, IL
Daughter – Colleen (Jesse) Lindsay of Cedar Lake, IN
3 Beautiful Grandchildren - Raina, Shannon, and Trevor.
Sister – Peggy Mickles of Portage, IN
Brother-in-law – Wayne (Sharon) Klootwyk of North Judson, IN
Brother – Jim (Laura) Swieringa of Newnan, GA
Sister-in-law – Debbie Swieringa of Tinley Park, IL
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister – Patsy Klootwyk, and 2 brothers – Charles and Robert Swieringa.
Cremation will take place at Cremation Services of Kosciusko County, 4356 N. St. Rd 15, Warsaw, IN. Private family services will be held at a later date. Owen Family Funeral Home St. Rd. 13 & CR 500N, North Webster, IN is in charge of arrangements.
Preferred memorials may be given to the United Methodist Church, 7822 E. Epworth Forest Rd., North Webster, IN 46555.