Sandra Lee Swackhamer

June 8, 2016

Sandra Lee Swackhamer, 79, of Frankfort, passed away on Wednesday, June 8, 2016 in her home.  She was born on September 28, 1936 in Indianapolis to Edgar Frederick and Mona L. (Rukes) Hauenstine.  She married Richard Swackhamer on May 3, 1974 in Ft. Wayne and he survives.

Sandra is a 1954 graduate of Howe High School.  She worked for Peter Paul Confections in Frankfort, Schultz Supermarket in Frankfort, American Fletcher Bank in Indianapolis, and the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce.  She was a member of First Baptist Church.  She loved spending time with her family and her “Babydog”.  She also enjoyed reading, music, canning and fishing.

Memorial donations may be made in Sandra’s honor to the Bible League International, First Baptist Church or the Clinton County Humane Society with envelopes available at the funeral home.

Visitation and Services

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Monday, June 13, 2016 at First Baptist Church in Frankfort. Friends may visit from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at the Archer-Weston Funeral & Cremation Center in Frankfort. Pastor Chuck Williams will officiate. Burial will follow in Green Lawn Cemetery.

Survived by:

Surviving along with her husband Richard are her Daughters:  Joni (Steve) Anderson and Tina (Jerry) Ewing both of Frankfort;  Step Daughters:  Michelle (Bob) DeWesee of Ohio and Maria Swackhamer of Frankfort;  Step Sons:  Michael (Kathy) Swackhamer of Anderson and Philip (Tammy) Swackhamer of Cicero;  Brother:  Bill (JoAnn) Hauenstine of Wisconsin;  Brother-in-law:  James Furry of Ft. Wayne;  18 Grandchildren and Several Great Grandchildren.

Preceded by:

She was preceded in death by her parents, a daughter: Julie Ann Brouse and a sister: Patricia Furry.


Leave your Condolences

7 Condolences for “Sandra Lee Swackhamer”

  1. Carol D. Hamilton June 10, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Tina and Joni and Richard,
    We are both so sad hear the news. The video tribute was wonderful.

  2. Erilda & Ron Coleman June 11, 2016 at 8:43 am

    Dearest Family,
    Our hearts are saddened to hear of Sandy’s passing. Know she loved life and all of her family. She was a sweetheart. Worked with Sandy at Peter Paul a few years. She was a delight to be around and always had a smile. Know you will all miss her Such precious memories and assurance of a great reunion awaits. Prayers for comfort and strength for the days ahead. God Bless – Ron & Erilda – Foley, AL

  3. Kim L. Humburg June 11, 2016 at 10:54 am

    Dear Richard and Family, Thinking and Praying for you.

    Love, Kim and Kaye Humburg

  4. LeRoy and Carolyn Zook June 11, 2016 at 2:17 pm

    Please except our deepest sympathy. Sandy will be missed by all. Please tell Dick I am so sorry for his loss. We know she is pain free and the Lord will keep her safe. Our prayers to the Swackhamer family. God Bless – LeRoy and Carolyn Zook

  5. Gene and Sharon Swackhamer June 12, 2016 at 9:02 pm

    Dear Richard and Sandy’s Family:

    Sharon and I express our condolences to you on the death of Sandy. We watched the very touching photo display and discovered we had more in common than we knew. I too like to can and will exhibit at the Maryland State Fair in August. Also, I wanted to see the fishing bobber go down since fishing is a life-long hobby for me. We will not be able to return for the funeral on Monday, but we will be in Indiana later in the week for a family visit and a conference in Fort Wayne. We’ll try to stop by then.

    Gene and Sharon Swackhamer

  6. Susan Boldt Richey June 14, 2016 at 8:31 am

    Joni and Tina,
    I am so sorry to hear about your mother. You are in my thoughts and prayers.

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