ODON — Paul D. Sweckard, 67, died at 5:06 p.m. Monday at Union Hospital in Terre Haute. Born April 15, 1945, in Pekin, Ill., he was the son of Harold and Helen (Higgins) Sweckard. He was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bramble and was a 4th degree member of the Loogootee Knights of Columbus and a member of the V.F.W. He was a retired Vietnam War veteran, serving 22 years in the U.S. Army. After retiring from the Army in 1984 he worked for Naval Ordnance Station in Louisville, Ky., from 1985 until its closure in 1999. He then transferred to Naval Surface Warfare Center Crane and worked there from 1999 until his retirement in 2009. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and spending time with his grandchildren. He is survived by his wife, Virginia (Prokopiak) Sweckard, whom he married Nov. 3, 1973; one son, Kevin Sweckard of Odon; one daughter, Regina Sweckard of Odon; and two grandsons, Tyler and Weston Sweckard. He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Sweckard; his mother, Helen Sweckard Simpson; his stepfather, Eugene Simpson; one brother, Gerald Sweckard; and one nephew, Alan Sweckard. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Bramble. Burial with military graveside rites will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation is from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Brocksmith-Blake Funeral Home in Loogootee, with a Knights of Columbus Memorial Service at 6 p.m. Online condolences may be made at www.brocksmithblakefuneralhomes.com
April 15, 1945 - Feb. 25, 2013
Ronald J. Robling, 73, died at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at Memorial Hospital and Healthcare Center in Jasper.
Benny Ivan McDermed, 78, of Washington, died at 10:58 p.m. Monday at Deaconess Gateway Hospital. Born July 5, 1934, in Bedford, he was the son of Orval and Ivana (Terrell) McDermed.
Aaron Max Banta, 72, passed away at 9:25 p.m. Wednesday at St. Mary’s Medical Center in Evansville. Aaron was born April 17, 1941, in Washington, the son of Harold Max and Ermel Louise (Stafford) Banta.
William Forest Malone, 69, born in Scotland, Ind., to Ernest C. and Hazel I. (Woodruff) Malone, passed from this life after a brief illness at his home on Tuesday.
Roy C. Fisher, 82, passed away Saturday at Good Samaritan Hospital. Born Jan. 13, 1931, in Lawrence County, Ill., he was the son of Willard and Martha (Timms) Fisher.
Sue Ann Armes
Sue Ann Armes, 66, of Washington, died Monday at St. Mary’s Hospital in Evansville. Born Oct. 22, 1946, in Washington, she was the daughter of John W. and Vonlue (Himsel) Barber.
Makenlie Robinson (Lakatos)
Makenlie Jean Robinson (Lakatos) was granted her angel wings Friday, following a short illness.
Mary Lou Henson
Mary Lou Henson, 74, of Washington, passed away at 12:25 a.m. Saturday at Washington Nursing Center. She was born April 1, 1939, in Washington.
Daniel E. Foster
Daniel E. Foster, 65, died Thursday afternoon at his residence.
Born Dec. 3, 1947 in Montgomery, he was the son of Virgil and Mary (Yates) Foster. He graduated from Alfordsville High School in 1965.
Mary Fay Willis, 85, of Washington, died at 4:25 a.m. Wednesday at Eastgate Manor. Born July 24, 1927, in Vincennes, she was the daughter of Farris and Chrystal (Lamb) Wise.
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