Kenneth R. Sweigart, 85, formerly of Denver, retired from Kalas, Army Corporal,served in Korea
Kenneth R. Sweigart, 85, of Dushore, formerly of Denver, passed away Monday, June 23, 2014 at the Memorial Hospital in Towanda.
Kenneth was born, Sept. 8, 1928 in Denver the son of the late Harry B. and Kathryn Grimes Sweigart. He attended local schools and began working as an electrician’s helper. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1952 during the Korean War and was discharged as a Corporal in 1954 and continued on to eight years of service in the Army Reserve.
After returning from Korea, he began working for the PA Turnpike Commission for 16 years, and later began working for Kalas Mfg. Co, of Denver, a wire mfg. company from which he retired after 25 years of service.
He was a member of several Legion and VFW Posts in Denver. He very much enjoyed playing basketball, baseball and golf. In his later years, he enjoyed reading and spending time with his family.
He is survived by his son: Richard (Amy) Sweigart, Dushore; daughter: Kathy (John) Weinhold, Ephrata; sister: Mary Alice Hassler, Reamstown; four grandchildren: Chad Weinhold, Heather Weinhold Tryon, Melissa Sweigart and Richard Sweigart; and five great-grandchildren: Calen Sweigart, Seth Sweigart, Soren Tryon, Svea Tryon and Ava Weinhold.
Ken was predeceased by a brother: Rudolph Sweigart of N.Y.
Kenneth’s wishes were that there would be a private family service and that Memorial Contributions be sent to the Highlands Care Center, PO Box 10, Laporte, PA 18626
Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the P. Dean Homer Funeral Home, Dushore. To send condolences or sign the e-guestbook, visit homerfuneralhome.com.
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