Cletus E. Sweigard

Burial Date:

July 8, 2017

Birth & Death Date:

December 10, 1918 - July 3, 2017

Funeral Home:

Lucas-Batton Funeral Home (Directions)

Services:

Ridge Hill Memorial Park - Graveside Service (Directions)

Cletus E. Sweigard, 98, of Upper Sandusky and formerly of Elyria, passed away Monday, July 3, 2017 at Westbrook Assisted Living in Upper Sandusky. Clete was born December 10, 1918 in Upper Sandusky, to Leroy Lester and Magdalena

(Scheck) Sweigard, both of whom are deceased.

He married Donna Jean Tuttle June 6, 1948 and she passed away November 10, 1991.

Clete graduated from Upper Sandusky High School in 1937 where he participated in football, basketball, glee club and choir. He went on to Findlay College and played football for two years until he was drafted into the Army serving during World War II as an airplane mechanic gunner with the 65th Bomb Squadron, serving in the Central Pacific, Bismarck Archipelago, Philippine, Northern Solomons and New Guinea Campaigns. For his service, he was awarded the Air Medal with 2 Oak Leaf Clusters, Asiatic Pacific Theater Ribbon with 4 Oak Leaf Clusters and the Philippine Liberation Ribbon with 2 Bronze Stars. Upon his return from service, Cletus went to finish his college education by entering Bowling Green State University and playing football as a walk-on.

Clete started his teaching and coaching career back in Upper Sandusky at the High School and later taking a position in Clearview High School and then in Elyria at the high school, retiring after 32 years of teaching and coaching. He was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Upper Sandusky, and while in Elyria Clete was a member of the Community Methodist Church, where he was one of the original founding member.

He was a former member of the Kiwanis Club and Lincoln Hill Golf Club, both in Upper Sandusky, for hobbies, Clete enjoyed bowling, golfing, traveling and camping with his wife every year in Colorado.

Graveside Services for Cletus E. Sweigard will be held at 11 A.M. Saturday, July 8, 2017, at the Ridge Hill Memorial Park, Amherst. Visitations will be held Friday, July 7, 2017 from 6 P.M. to 8 P.M., at the Lucas-Batton Funeral Home in Upper Sandusky.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Paul's Lutheran Church, or the American Cancer Society, and can be sent to Lucas-Batton Funeral Home, 476 S. Sandusky Ave., Upper Sandusky, Ohio 43351.

Online condolence may be sent to www.lucasbatton.com

Burial Location

Section: - A - Lot Number: 191 Space: 1

 

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