Wayne E. Swigart, 84, died April 3, 2017, Great Bend Health and Rehabilitation Center. Born April 20, 1932, at Blue Rapids, the son of Nolan and Eunice (Craine) Swigart. He married Wilma Martha Erna “Jean” Schroeder Sept. 21, 1957, at Great Bend. She died June 29, 2009. A Great Bend resident since 1956, coming from Blue Rapids, he was a cowboy for Taylor Feeding and was a foreman for the City of Great Bend Parks Department.
Mr. Swigart was a member of Great Bend Saddle Club and was a former member of Eagle’s Aerie No. 646.
Survivors include: two sons, Steve Swigart and his fiancé Amanda Baxter of Great Bend, and Randy Swigart and his wife Kathy of Overland Park; two daughters, Gail Alexander and her husband Gary of Great Bend, and Susan Thornburg and her husband Lance of Great Bend; one sister, Nola Steinert and her husband Dale of Kerrville, Texas; nine grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by two brothers, Carl Swigart and infant James Swigart; and one sister, Carla Alderson.
Funeral service will be at 2 p.m., Friday, April 7, at Bryant Funeral Home with Karl Harmony officiating. Burial will be in Great Bend Cemetery. Friends may call from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., with the family receiving friends from 7-9 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home. Memorials have been established with Healing Hearts Ranch or Barton County 4-H Council, in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be sent and notice viewed at www.bryantfh.net.
Funeral arrangements provided by
Bryant Funeral Home*
1425 Patton Road
Great Bend, KS 67530
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 4, 2017