Sadie (?)

F, b. circa 1880
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1905As of before 1905,her married name was Flynn.
Census DateLocation
1 June 1905Clyde, Iowa, WisconsinSadie (?) is listed as a daughter-in-law on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Sarah McMahon at Clyde, Iowa, Wisconsin.

Child of Sadie (?) and Felix Flynn

Mary A. Flynn

F, b. circa February 1905
Father*Felix Flynn b. c 1877
Mother*Sadie (?) b. c 1880
  • Mary A. Flynn was born circa February 1905 at Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of Felix Flynn and Sadie (?).
Census DateLocation
1 June 1905Clyde, Iowa, WisconsinMary A. Flynn is listed as a granddaughter on the census of 1 June 1905 in the household of Sarah McMahon at Clyde, Iowa, Wisconsin.

Michael F. Flynn

M, b. 4 December 1869, d. 20 September 1938
Father*James Flynn b. c 1828, d. 1889
Mother*Sarah McMahon b. 16 Oct 1844, d. 1909
  • Michael F. Flynn was born on 4 December 1869 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of James Flynn and Sarah McMahon.
  • Michael F. Flynn married Adelia Kindergan in 1911.
  • Michael F. Flynn died on 20 September 1938 at Iowa at age 68.
Census DateLocation
19 August 1870Clyde, Iowa, WisconsinMichael F. Flynn was listed in James Flynn's household on the 1870 Census at Clyde, Iowa, Wisconsin.1
1880Clyde, Iowa, WisconsinMichael F. Flynn was listed as a son in James Flynn's household on the 1880 Census at Clyde, Iowa, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S247] U.S. Federal Census 1870 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1870; Census Place: Clyde, Iowa, Wisconsin; Roll M593_1718; Page: 33B; Image: 70; Family History Library Film: 553217.
  2. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Clyde, Iowa, Wisconsin; Roll 1429; Family History Film: 1255429; Page: 28A; Enumeration District: 149; .

James Flynn

M, b. circa 1873
Father*James Flynn b. c 1828, d. 1889
Mother*Sarah McMahon b. 16 Oct 1844, d. 1909
Census DateLocation
1880Clyde, Iowa, WisconsinJames Flynn was listed as a son in James Flynn's household on the 1880 Census at Clyde, Iowa, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Clyde, Iowa, Wisconsin; Roll 1429; Family History Film: 1255429; Page: 28A; Enumeration District: 149; .

Joseph P. Flynn

M, b. circa December 1879
Father*James Flynn b. c 1828, d. 1889
Mother*Sarah McMahon b. 16 Oct 1844, d. 1909
Census DateLocation
1880Clyde, Iowa, WisconsinJoseph P. Flynn was listed as a son in James Flynn's household on the 1880 Census at Clyde, Iowa, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S246] U.S. Federal Census 1880 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1880; Census Place: Clyde, Iowa, Wisconsin; Roll 1429; Family History Film: 1255429; Page: 28A; Enumeration District: 149; .

Adelia Kindergan

F, b. 1873
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1911As of 1911,her married name was Flynn.

Hannah Swisher

F, b. circa 1892
Father*Alonso Swisher b. c 1866, d. b 1920
Mother*Mary B. (?) b. c 1867, d. a 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namebefore 1908As of before 1908,her married name was Mercer.
Census DateLocation
1910Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinHannah Swisher was listed as a daughter in Alonso Swisher's household on the 1910 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.1
     Hannah Swisher had 1 with 1 living in 1910 children.

Child of Hannah Swisher and Oscar Martin Mercer

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1740; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 517.

Alonso Swisher

M, b. circa 1866, d. before 1920
  • Alonso Swisher was born circa 1866 at Pennsylvania.
  • He married Mary B. (?) circa 1885.
  • Alonso Swisher died before 1920.
Census DateLocation
1910Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinAlonso Swisher was listed as the head of a family on the 1910 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.1

Children of Alonso Swisher and Mary B. (?)

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1740; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 517.

Mary B. (?)

F, b. circa 1867, d. after 1920
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Namecirca 1885As of circa 1885,her married name was Swisher.
  • Mary B. (?) was born circa 1867 at Wisconsin.
  • She married Alonso Swisher circa 1885.
  • Mary B. (?) died after 1920.
Census DateLocation
1910Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinMary B. (?) was listed as wife in Alonso Swisher's household on the 1910 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.1
1920Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinMary B. (?) was listed as the head of a family on the 1920 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.2
     Mary B. (?) had 6 with 5 living in 1910 children.

Children of Mary B. (?) and Alonso Swisher

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1740; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 517.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T625_2019; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 1230.

Alonso Swisher

M, b. 23 September 1890
Father*Alonso Swisher b. c 1866, d. b 1920
Mother*Mary B. (?) b. c 1867, d. a 1920
Census DateLocation
1910Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinAlonso Swisher was listed as a son in Alonso Swisher's household on the 1910 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.1
     On 5 June 1917 at World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 Record for Alonzo SwisherWorld War I Draft Registration, Walworth, Wisconsin, reported dependents as mother, brother and sister.

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1740; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 517.

John A. Swisher

M, b. circa 1897
Father*Alonso Swisher b. c 1866, d. b 1920
Mother*Mary B. (?) b. c 1867, d. a 1920
Census DateLocation
1910Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinJohn A. Swisher was listed as a son in Alonso Swisher's household on the 1910 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.1
1930Janesville, Rock, WisconsinJohn A. Swisher was listed as the head of a family on the 1930 Census at Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin.2

Children of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1740; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 517.
  2. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll 2610; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 224.0.

Alma I. Swisher

F, b. circa 1906
Father*Alonso Swisher b. c 1866, d. b 1920
Mother*Mary B. (?) b. c 1867, d. a 1920
Census DateLocation
1910Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinAlma I. Swisher was listed as a daughter in Alonso Swisher's household on the 1910 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.1
1920Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, WisconsinAlma I. Swisher was listed as a daughter in Mary B. (?)'s household on the 1920 Census at Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin.2

Citations

  1. [S244] U.S. Federal Census 1910 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1910; Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T624_1740; Page: 5B; Enumeration District: 154; Image: 517.
  2. [S243] U.S. Federal Census 1920 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1920;Census Place: Whitewater Ward 1, Walworth, Wisconsin; Roll T625_2019; Page: 8B; Enumeration District: 160; Image: 1230.

Lillian Butler

F, b. 23 August 1902
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name3 September 1919As of 3 September 1919,her married name was Swisher.
Census DateLocation
1930Janesville, Rock, WisconsinLillian Butler was listed as wife in John A. Swisher's household on the 1930 Census at Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin.1

Children of Lillian Butler and John A. Swisher

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll 2610; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 224.0.

Roland L. Swisher

M, b. 12 December 1921, d. 18 October 2005
Father*John A. Swisher b. c 1897
Mother*Lillian Butler b. 23 Aug 1902
  • Roland L. Swisher was born on 12 December 1921 at Whitewater, Walworth, Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler.
  • Roland L. Swisher married Elfride Ven Den Houdt in 1946 at Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Roland L. Swisher died on 18 October 2005 at age 83 Roland Swisher, 83, of Janesville, passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 18, 2005, at Skaalen Home in Stoughton. He was born on Dec. 12, 1921, in Whitewater, WI, the son of John and Lillian Swisher. He was united in marriage to Elfride Ven Den Houdt in 1946 in Antwerp, Belgium, where they met while Roland was serving as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. He was a 50-year member of the plasters and cement masons union, having held a certificate of apprenticeship since 1954. He was formerly employed by Stanley Anderson, Bruce Anderson, Floyd Behling and Wellnitz Builders. As a young adult, Roland played hockey for the Janesville Bluebirds team. He continued his passion for the sport throughout his life. Roland is survived by his loving wife of 59 years, Elfride Swisher; a son, John (Cheryel) Swisher of Johnson Creek, WI; 3 daughters: Lillian Rudolph (Jeff) of Beloit, WI, Rose Marie (Dennis) Gosda of New Lisbon, WI, and Jacqueline (Warren) Johnson of Janesville; 8 grandchildren: Angel, Jason, Jennifer, John, Crystal, Marie, Madalyn, and Sadie; 5 great-grandchildren: Shaylynn, Stevie, Austin, Amy, and John; a sister, Dorothy (Jim) Schoephoerster; and 2 brothers, Duane (Betty) Swisher and Don (Geraldine) Swisher. He was preceded in death by his parents; his stepmother, Bernita; son-in-law, Pat Rudolph; 2 grandsons, Keith and John; and a brother. A memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. Friday, Oct. 21, 2005, at MILTON LAWNS MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL, 2200 Milton Ave., Janesville, with Rev. Judi Huseth of St. John Lutheran Church officiating. A visitation will be held at the MILTON LAWNS MEMORIAL PARK CHAPEL from 12 noon until the time of services on Friday. Following cremation, burial will be in Milton Lawns. Assisting with arrangements is HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, Janesville.
Census DateLocation
1930Janesville, Rock, WisconsinRoland L. Swisher was listed as a son in John A. Swisher's household on the 1930 Census at Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin.1
     On 10 September 1942 at U.S. World War II Army Enlistment, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Name: Roland L Swisher
Birth Year: 1922
Race: White, citizen (White)
Nativity State or Country: Wisconsin
State of Residence: Wisconsin
County or City: Rock

Enlistment Date: 10 Sep 1942
Enlistment State: Wisconsin
Enlistment City: Milwaukee
Branch: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Branch Code: Branch Immaterial - Warrant Officers, USA
Grade: Private
Grade Code: Private
Term of Enlistment: Enlistment for the duration of the War or other emergency, plus six months, subject to the discretion of the President or otherwise according to law
Component: Selectees (Enlisted Men)
Source: Civil Life

Education: 3 years of high school
Civil Occupation: Unskilled occupations in trades and services, n.e.c.
Marital Status: Single, without dependents
Height: 67
Weight: 145.

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll 2610; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 224.0.

Donald Leroy Swisher

M, b. 18 February 1924, d. 3 April 2006
Father*John A. Swisher b. c 1897
Mother*Lillian Butler b. 23 Aug 1902
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationDonald Leroy Swisher was also known as Don.
  • Donald Leroy Swisher was born on 18 February 1924 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler.
  • Donald Leroy Swisher married Juanita June Hessenauer in 1943.
  • Donald Leroy Swisher died on 3 April 2006 at age 82 Donald L. Swisher, 82, of 1510 Greenwich Ln., died on Monday, April 3, 2006, at Edgerton Health Care Services. He was born in Whitewater on Feb. 18, 1924, the son of John and Lillian (Butler) Swisher. He served in the U.S. Army during WWII and married Juanita Hessenauer in 1943; she preceded him in death in 1982. Donald had been a Janesville resident most of his life and had been employed by JATCO (Allied) for 29 years, retiring in 1986. He married Geraldine M. Lindsay Dickson on April 16, 1983, at St. Mark Lutheran Church. Donald was a member of First Lutheran Church, UAW Local 95, and life member of the VFW Post 1621. He liked woodworking, bowling, snowmobiling, deer hunting, getting away to the cabin in Adams Friendship, and spending time with his children and grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Geraldine; 2 children, Don K. (Ruth) Swisher of Janesville and Debbie (Larry) Engelbert of Millington, TN; 4 grandchildren: Brenda (friend, Scott) Poteat, Dale (friend, Kenny) Poteat, Chad Engelbert and Jodi (Steve) Holt; 4 great-grandchildren: Andrew, Jacob, Brittany and Dakota; 3 stepchildren: John Dickson of Janesville, Robert Dickson of Rockford, IL, and Timothy (Jan) Dickson of Huntington, IN; 11 stepgrandchildren; 11 stepgreat-grandchildren; 7 stepgreat-great-grandchildren; a brother, Duane (Betty) Swisher, Sr. of Janesville; and a sister, Dorothy (Jim) Schoephoerster. He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife, Juanita; daughter, Bonnie Peich; son, Dennis who died in infancy; and brother, Rolland Swisher. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, April 7, 2006, at FIRST Lutheran Church , with Rev. James Melvin officiating. Interment will be in Oak Hill Cemetery with full Military Honors. Friends may call on Thursday from 5:00 until 7:00 p.m. at SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME.
Census DateLocation
1930Janesville, Rock, WisconsinDonald Leroy Swisher was listed as a son in John A. Swisher's household on the 1930 Census at Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin.1

Children of Donald Leroy Swisher and Juanita June Hessenauer

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll 2610; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 224.0.

John Swisher Jr.

M, b. circa 1926, d. before 1936
Father*John A. Swisher b. c 1897
Mother*Lillian Butler b. 23 Aug 1902
  • John Swisher Jr. was born circa 1926 at Wisconsin.
  • He was the son of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler.
  • John Swisher Jr. died before 1936 at died in infancy.
Census DateLocation
1930Janesville, Rock, WisconsinJohn Swisher Jr. was listed as a son in John A. Swisher's household on the 1930 Census at Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll 2610; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 224.0.

Dorothy Irene Swisher

F, b. 5 December 1928, d. 6 March 2007
Father*John A. Swisher b. c 1897
Mother*Lillian Butler b. 23 Aug 1902
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name19 January 1957As of 19 January 1957,her married name was Schoephoerster.
  • Dorothy Irene Swisher was born on 5 December 1928 at Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin.
  • She was the daughter of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler.
  • Dorothy Irene Swisher married James A. Schoephoerster, son of Albert Schoephoerster and Bernita Barth, on 19 January 1957 at First English Lutheran Church, Whitewater, Wisconsin.
  • Dorothy Irene Swisher died on 6 March 2007 at age 78 Dorothy Irene Schoephoerster, 78, of Janesville, died Tuesday, March 6, 2007, at Rock Haven Nursing Home. Dorothy was born on Dec. 5, 1928, in Janesville, the daughter of John and Lillian (Butler) Swisher. She was married to James A. Schoephoerster on January 19, 1957, in Whitewater. Dorothy was employed by Mercy Hospital for 38 years, beginning in the laundry, and then transferring to S.P.D. She was a member of First Christian Church. Mrs. Schoephoerster is survived by her husband, James; and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by 4 brothers: Roland Swisher, Donald Swisher, Duane Swisher, and infant, John Swisher Jr; and a sister, infant, Margaret Swisher. Private services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Friday, March 9, 2007, in Milton Lawns memorial Park Chapel, with burial to follow in Milton Lawns. Rev. Dee Ann Woods will officiate. Assisting the family is HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME.
Census DateLocation
1930Janesville, Rock, WisconsinDorothy Irene Swisher was listed as a daughter in John A. Swisher's household on the 1930 Census at Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin.1

Citations

  1. [S250] U.S. Federal Census 1930 U.S. Federal Census, by Ancestry.com, Year: 1930; Census Place: Janesville, Rock, Wisconsin; Roll 2610; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 27; Image: 224.0.

Elfride Ven Den Houdt

F, b. 14 July 1926, d. 29 January 2006
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1946As of 1946,her married name was Swisher.
  • Elfride Ven Den Houdt was born on 14 July 1926 at Belgium also reported as 14 Jul 1924.
  • She married Roland L. Swisher, son of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler, in 1946 at Antwerp, Belgium.
  • Elfride Ven Den Houdt died on 29 January 2006 at age 79.
     Elfride Ven Den Houdt obtained US Social Security Card at Wisconsin; last residence Johnson Creek, Jefferson, Wisconsin. She was naturalized on 5 October 1949 at U.S. Naturalization Birth Date: 14 Jul 1926
Birth Place: Belgium
Age at event: 23
Place of Residence: Illinois, Indiana, Wisconsin, Iowa
Date of Action: 5 Oct 1949.

Pat Rudolph

M, d. before October 2005
  • Pat Rudolph died before October 2005.

James A. Schoephoerster

M, b. 7 December 1930, d. 17 April 2013
Father*Albert Schoephoerster
Mother*Bernita Barth
Name TypeDateDescription
Name VariationJames A. Schoephoerster was also known as Jim.
  • James A. Schoephoerster was born on 7 December 1930.
  • He was the son of Albert Schoephoerster and Bernita Barth.
  • James A. Schoephoerster married Dorothy Irene Swisher, daughter of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler, on 19 January 1957 at First English Lutheran Church, Whitewater, Wisconsin.
  • James A. Schoephoerster died on 17 April 2013 at age 82 James A. Schoephoerster, 82, a long-time Janesville resident died Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at St. Mary’s Janesville Hospital. He was born on December 7, 1930 at Whitewater, the son of Albert and Bernita (Barth) Schoephoerster. He married Dorothy Swisher on January 19, 1957 at First English Lutheran Church in Whitewater. James retired from the paint department at Stoughton Trailers. He was a member of First Christian Church, Janesville. He had been active as a Boy Scout leader. James enjoyed watching baseball and had a real love for his church. For the past 6 years, he resided at the Heartwarming House in Milton.
    Survivors include 2 sisters, Betty Swisher, Shirley (August) Butler as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Dorothy, on March 6, 2007. His parents and 1 sister, Carol Butts also preceded him in death.
    Services will be at 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 23,2013 at Milton Lawns Memorial Park Chapel, 2200 Milton Avenue, Janesville. Pastor Dee Ann Woods will officiate. Memorials may be made to First Christian Church. Henke-Clarson Funeral Home is assisting with the arrangements.

Duane Swisher

M, b. 14 December 1933, d. 31 July 2006
Father*John A. Swisher b. c 1897
Mother*Lillian Butler b. 23 Aug 1902
  • Duane Swisher was born on 14 December 1933.
  • He was the son of John A. Swisher and Lillian Butler.
  • Duane Swisher died on 31 July 2006 at age 72 Duane Swisher, Sr., age 72, of 1115 Ravine St., died on Monday, July 31, 2006, at Mercy Hospital. He was born in Janesville on Dec. 14, 1933, the son of John and Lillian (Butler) Swisher. He attended Janesville High School and Blackhawk Technical College. Duane served in the US Air Force during the Korean War and married Betty Schoephoerster on Oct. 20, 1956, in Whitewater, WI. He had been a Janesville resident most all of his life. He was employed by Gilman Engineeering and was a member of Midwest Christian Church. Duane is survived by his wife, Betty Swisher of Janesville; 1 son, Duane Swisher, Jr. of Janesville; 3 daughters: Diane (John) Olson, Dorothi Ann (James) Mead both of Janesville and Judy (Lief Moore) Swisher of Orfordville; 4 grandchildren: Betsy (Matt Lindley, Sr.) Swisher of Beloit, Julie Mead, Geoffrey and Benjamin Olson all at home; 3 great grandchildren: Matthew Jr., Dominick and Kindalynn Lindley; 1 sister, Dorothy (James) Schoephoerster of Janesville; many nieces, nephews and other extended family. He was preceded in death by his parents; 3 brothers: John Jr., Roland and Donald; and 1 sister, Marion. A Funeral Service will be held at 4:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 13, 2006, at Midwest Christian Church, 336 N. Jackson St., with Rev. Tom Carney officiating. Interment will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Friends may call on Sunday from 3:00 until the time of service at the church. SCHNEIDER APFEL SCHNEIDER & SCHNEIDER FUNERAL HOME is assisting the family.

Juanita June Hessenauer

F, b. 19 May 1927, d. 17 March 1982
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1943As of 1943,her married name was Swisher.

Children of Juanita June Hessenauer and Donald Leroy Swisher

Ruth Galster

F, b. 24 April 1933, d. 30 May 2009
Ruth Galster Habeck Swisher
Father*George Galster
Mother*Emma Wincher
Name TypeDateDescription
Married Name1951As of 1951,her married name was Habeck.
Married Name10 April 1976As of 10 April 1976,her married name was Swisher.
  • Ruth Galster was born on 24 April 1933.
  • She was the daughter of George Galster and Emma Wincher.
  • Ruth Galster married Wallace L. Habeck in 1951.
  • Ruth Galster died on 30 May 2009 at age 76 Ruth A. (Habeck) Swisher, 76, of Janesville, passed away unexpectedly at University Hospital in Madison on Saturday, May 30, 2009. Ruth was born on April 24, 1933, in Alma Center, WI, the youngest and only surviving of four children of George and Emma Winscher Galster. She moved to the Janesville area in 1950 and was a resident here the rest of her life. Ruth married Wallace L. Habeck in 1951. He died in October of 1974. She married Don K. Swisher on April 10, 1976. Ruth was formerly employed by JCPenney, Van Galder Bus Service, and Jacobson Bus Service. She especially enjoyed the time she spent driving bus for special education children. Ruth was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church and Women of the Moose Chapter #477, holding an Academy of Friendship Degree from them. She enjoyed doing ceramics and other crafts.
    Survivors include her husband, Don K. Swisher; children: Larry (Gala) Habeck of Riverview, FL, David (Juanita) Habeck of Janesville, Kandy (Jeffrey) Kirkpatrick of Janesville, and Scott (Linda) Habeck of Stephenson, MI; a daughter-in-law, Bernadette Habeck of Argyle, WI; grandchildren: Jennifer (Jason) Green of Valrico, FL, Andrew (Kim) Habeck of Brandon, FL, Rhonda Habeck (Jason Rowin) of Monona, WI, Michelle (Matthew) Boardman of Janesville, Jeffrey Wallace Jr. of Argyle, WI, Craig Dull of Milwaukee, Keith Dull, serving in Iraq, Holly Kirkpatrick of Janesville, Jennifer Schroeder of Marinette, WI, Jana (James) Knapp and Jacob Habeck (Julia Smith), both of Menominee, MI; great-grandchildren: Adelaide and Kincaide Green, both of Valrico, FL, Amanda Unterfer (Habeck) and Ian Habeck, both of Brandon, FL, Dyllan Witt (Boardman) and Karter Boardman, both of Janesville, KayLee Habeck (Schroeder), Reilly Winters (Schroeder), Karra Winters (Schroeder), and Alana Schroeder, all of Marinette, WI, and Karissa Knapp of Menominee, MI.
    She was preceded in death by her parents; her first husband, Wallace L. Habeck; two children, Gary Lee Habeck and Jeffrey Wallace Habeck Sr; a grandson, Daniel Wallace Habeck; as well as her siblings: Everett, Marian, and Wendell.
    Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday, June 3, 2009, at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville, with Rev. Guy Vogel officiating. Burial will follow in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 until 7 p.m. Tuesday, with a Women of the Moose service at 6:30 p.m., at the Henke-Clarson Funeral Home.

Children of Ruth Galster and Wallace L. Habeck

Bonnie J. Swisher

F, b. 13 August 1946, d. 6 February 2005
Father*Donald Leroy Swisher b. 18 Feb 1924, d. 3 Apr 2006
Mother*Juanita June Hessenauer b. 19 May 1927, d. 17 Mar 1982
Name TypeDateDescription
Married NameHer married name was Poteat.
Married Name28 May 1994As of 28 May 1994,her married name was Peich.
  • Bonnie J. Swisher was born on 13 August 1946.
  • She was the daughter of Donald Leroy Swisher and Juanita June Hessenauer.
  • Bonnie J. Swisher married Bruce E. Peich on 28 May 1994.
  • Bonnie J. Swisher died on 6 February 2005 at age 58 Bonnie J. Poteat Peich, 58, of Janesville, died peacefully at her home on Sunday, Feb. 6, 2005, with her loving daughter and her family by her side. Bonnie was born in Janesville on Aug. 13, 1946, the daughter of Donald and Juanita (Hessenauer) Swisher. She graduated from Janesville Craig High School in 1964. Bonnie married Bruce E. Peich on May 28, 1994. She was employed by General Motors for 15 years and by S.S.I. Technologies for 4 years. Bonnie was a member of St. Mark Lutheran Church. She is survived by her daughter, Brenda (Scott Prechel) Poteat of Evansville; her son, Dale Poteat of Janesville/Chicago, IL; 2 grandchildren, Brittany Forrett and Dakota St. Clair; her father, Donald (Gerri) Swisher of Janesville; a brother, Donald (Ruth) Swisher of Janesville; a sister, Debbie (Larry) Engelbert of Tennessee; 4 stepgrandchildren: Carly, Caleb, Chloe White and Kristine Peich; special friends: Ken Currier, Marlene and Miranda Klipstein; and many other friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Bruce Peich, on March 20, 2004. She was also preceded in death by her mother; and infant brother, Dennis Swisher; and her beloved dog, Tinker. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 10, 2005, at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, Janesville, with Rev. Paul Speerbrecker officiating. Burial will be in Oak Hill Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME.

Bruce E. Peich

M, d. 20 March 2004

Dennis Swisher

M
Father*Donald Leroy Swisher b. 18 Feb 1924, d. 3 Apr 2006
Mother*Juanita June Hessenauer b. 19 May 1927, d. 17 Mar 1982

Margaret Swisher

F
Father*John A. Swisher b. c 1897
Mother*Lillian Butler b. 23 Aug 1902

Wallace L. Habeck

M, d. October 1974

Children of Wallace L. Habeck and Ruth Galster

Gary Lee Habeck

M, d. before May 2009
Father*Wallace L. Habeck d. Oct 1974
Mother*Ruth Galster b. 24 Apr 1933, d. 30 May 2009

Jeffrey Wallace Habeck

M, d. before May 2009
Father*Wallace L. Habeck d. Oct 1974
Mother*Ruth Galster b. 24 Apr 1933, d. 30 May 2009