Roger Burton Schwertfager

Born: Wed., Nov. 18, 1942
Died: Mon., Mar. 16, 2020


Graveside Service

11:00 AM Thu., Mar. 19, 2020
Location: Circle Hill Cemetery


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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

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Cyril Pfeiffer
   Posted Wed March 18, 2020
I am deeply saddened to hear of Rogers passing. We were good friend even though not seeing each other much. I last went to the movies with Roger about 4 years ago. We mostly kept in touch with Facebook and emails.
We worked together to help a mutual friend by selling our wares at the Great Train Show in York, PA. We had many good times with friends at the Lake.
I will Miss him. He was a good man.
With deepest sympathy to Douglas and the whole family,
Cyril(Cid) Pfeiffer

Ron & Barb Maloney
   Posted Tue March 24, 2020
So sorry to hear of Rogers passing. We delivered "Homebound Meals" on Wed. to Roger for the last several years. I know he had a long struggle with heart problems, but he is in a better place now. My sincere sympathy goes out to Doug and the family. " In God We Trust" 260-434-0005