MILLEDGEVILLE – Thomas L. Sweitzer, 67, of Milledgeville, died Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2014, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling. He worked at Polhill’s Implement as a tractor mechanic for 39 years.
Thomas was born May 31, 1946, in rural Lanark, the son of Oliver and Ruth (Koeller) Sweitzer. He married Nancy Hughes on Oct. 15, 1977, in Savanna. Thomas was a township trustee for Elkhorn Grove Township for many years. He was a member of the Tired Iron Club in Montana, and enjoyed going to blues festivals and listening to music. Tinkering and fixing things was his life.
Survivors include his wife, Nancy of Milledgeville; one daughter, Allison Eilers of Minneapolis; one sister, Connie (Dave) Blevins of Milledgeville; one brother, Mike (Catherine) Sweitzer of Lanark; four nieces, Jessica Sweitzer of San Antonio, Trisha (Mike) Bolen of Polo, Katey Blevins of Forreston, and Karla Neuschwanger of Freeport; five nephews, Mike (Stephanie) Sweitzer of Lanark, Chad Sweitzer of Los Angeles, Charles (Leslie) Neuschwanger of Polo, Jim (Andrea) Neuschwanger of Polo, and DJ (Marcie) Blevins of Lanark; father-in-law, Donald Hughes of Savanna; and brother-in-law, Donald Hughes Jr. of Aransas Pass, Texas.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and his mother-in-law, Norma Hughes.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday at Milledgeville United Methodist Church. The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at the church, with the Rev. Yeonshin Rosa Lee officiating. Burial will be at Elkhorn Grove Cemetery in Milledgeville. McDonald Funeral Home in Milledgeville is handling arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established.
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