William “Bill” Swagler

Lake City, Michigan

  William “Bill” Swagler, originally from Lansing, born to John and Marcella Swagler, left us suddenly on February 6, 2015. Bill proudly served in the military and was a Vietnam veteran.

He was a loving husband, father and grandfather “Boppi Do.” His love of golfing with the mountain men, up at the lake or in Florida, riding his Harley and his passion for his corvette will never be forgotten.

He is now soaring high with his parents, John and Dolly; late wife, Carole Swagler; father-in-law, Frank Jurincic; and sister-in-law, Sarah Swagler. Surviving are his wife, Judi “Gracie” Swagler; daughters, Lesa (Josh) Leverett, Amanda (Kyle) Hagerman, Amy (Kevin) Lane and Carrie (Chris) Pearson; grandkids, Marena, Carley, Brookelyn, Aubree, Ayden, Avery, Mackinley and Jeffrey; great-granddaughter, Adreanna; brothers, Arthur Swagler and William (Sue) Nees; mother-in-law, Janet Jurincic; and many more family and dear friends.

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated by Fr. Bill Lugger at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 14, 2015, at St. Casimir Catholic Church. The family will receive friends from 5-8 p.m. on Friday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel with a Rosary at 7:30 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Heart Association or Freedom’s Finest Outdoors. http://freedomsfinest.org/

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rich monterose&cindy clever
February 9, 2015 at 8:10 pm

Our thoughts and prayers go out to the families of Bill and Frank during these very difficult times.

Gary Hetherington
February 10, 2015 at 7:16 pm

Thoughts and prayers to family. Mt. Man Bill will be truly missed.

Lesa Swagler Leverett
February 10, 2015 at 10:04 pm

Missing you so much dad. I hope you are having the time of your life up there reuniting with family and friends. You are the best dad a girl could ask for. Miss you and mom terribly. Until we see each other again. I love you

Windy Jurincic
February 11, 2015 at 7:06 am

It is a joy and privilege to be part of these men’s lives. My beloved father, Frank E. Jurincic and wonderful brother-in-law William “Bill” Swagler are being honored on a plaque on the Wall of Remembrance at St. Dominic’s; One of the most majestic Catholic churches located in the Pacific Heights area of San Francisco. For those of you attending their service and mass in Lansing… As you look around you, know that these men helped create this, all of you, a loving family and devoted friends. They are both truly deserving of the love and respect they achieved. My father gave me life and some of my best qualities. Bill and I shared a deep and timeless love of my sister. They both live on in my heart. I will be able to sit in the beautiful Columbarium at St. Dominic’s and cherish their memory as can you if you visit San Francisco. Look for the Wall of Remembrance. See some images here: http://www.stdominics.org/photocredit

Kathi & Dick Taylor
February 11, 2015 at 8:46 am

Dear Bud,

What a shock. We are ever so sorry for your loss. May you find
joy in the memories as I know how much you will miss Bill. We
will keep you in our prayers.

God bless you and your family,

Kathi and Dick

Larry Barnett and Kathleen Barnett
February 12, 2015 at 10:44 am

Please accept my condolences to the Swagler family. Bill was a great friend, leader and organizer of the J.W. Sexton Class of ‘63. My mother Kathleen Barnett would also like to express here condolences to the Swagler family.

Dick and Donna Nees
February 12, 2015 at 4:49 pm

We are truly shocked and deeply saddened by the passing of Bill. He was a man who always made us smile and laugh when we were around him. He brought a great deal of energy and enthusiasm to every gathering. Our hearts go out to each member of his family and many dear friends. He will be greatly missed.

Rena Bohnet Dietz and Mark Saker
February 14, 2015 at 9:33 am

Our thoughts and prayers are with the Swagler Family. Bill was a truly remarkable man, he will be greatly missed.


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