Roger Burton Schwertfager, 77, of Fort Wayne and Angola, Indiana passed away peacefully with family and close friends by his side on Monday, March 16, 2020 at the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Born November 18, 1942 in Lima, Ohio he was the son of Burton and Lillian (Kettler) Schwertfager.
Roger was the Vice President and General Manager of Stark & Company for over 25 years before retiring from the company. In his later years he dabbled in a few business ventures before officially retiring.
He was a member of the Emmanuel Community Church in Fort Wayne.
He was in the US Army during Vietnam and a member of the American Legion.
Roger enjoyed watching his granddaughter cheer at sports events. He also liked to golf, go fishing and waterskiing up at the lake in Angola where he spent many summers hanging out with family and friends, especially with the Kollen’s family. Most of all he loved spending time with his family.
Surviving are his son, Douglas (Cathleen) Schwertfager and granddaughter, Zoe all of Fort Wayne. He is also survived by his sister, June (Penny) Schwertfager of Phoenix, Arizona.
He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Janet Hagar.
The family and funeral home have decided that the health and safety of everyone is a priority. Due to these concerns there will be a Graveside Service at 11:00 AM on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Circle Hill Cemetery, Angola, Indiana with Rev. Tim Terrell officiating.
Memorials may be made in Roger’s memory to the Visiting Nurse & Hospice Home, 5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana 46814.
Charitable donations may be made in Roger's memory to the following organization:
Visiting Nurse and Hospice Home
5910 Homestead Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46814