Norman R. Schweikhardt, 81

Posted on January 18, 2014

Norman R. Schweikhardt, 81, of Warren, passed away at 4:35 a.m. Friday, Jan. 17, 2014, at the Bluffton Regional Medical Center.
He was born May 13, 1932, in Jackson Township of Wells County, to Frank B. Schweikhardt and Lovie E. Roush Schweikhardt.  He was a 1950 graduate of the Jackson Center High School in Wells County.  Norman married Peggy Shultz May 13, 1951, at Asbury Chapel in Jackson Township. His wife survives.
Norman had farmed in Wells County for many years.  He had worked at Corning Glass Works in Bluffton, then worked at State College, Pa., and then at Dana Corp. in Marion, retiring in 1999.  Norman then continued working at Heritage Pointe in Warren.
He enjoyed gardening, the Chicago Cubs, and the Indianapolis Colts.  Norman was an active member of the McNatt United Methodist Church.  He shared a love of music with his family and friends.
Surviving in addition to his wife are two sons, Mike (Bridget) Schweikhardt of Jackson Township in Wells County and Matt (Melanie) Schweikhardt of Bluffton; two daughters, Shelley (Tim) Huffman of Bluffton and Mindy (Troy) Drayer, of Uniondale; and nine grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Franklin Schweikhardt, Fred Schweikhardt, and Boyd Schweikhardt; and a sister, Vera Spahr.
A memorial service to celebrate Norman’s life will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 26, at the McNatt United Methodist Church, 9271W-800S-90, Warren, with a time of fellowship following the service.  Pastor Bill VanHaften and Pastor Troy Drayer will be officiating.
In lieu of flowers, preferred memorials are to the McNatt United Methodist Church-Building Fund c/o Lois Slusher, 8343S-1000W-90, Montpelier, IN 47359                           
Arrangements are being handled by the Glancy-H. Brown & Son Funeral Home in Warren.
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