Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home

1806 East Michigan Avenue, Jackson, MI


Earl Kenneth Swihart

June 18, 1937July 10, 2019

Earl Kenneth Swihart –

Of Jackson, passed away under the kind and compassionate care of the staff at Countryside Care Center on Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at the age of 82. He is survived by his wife of 61 years, Dorothy Swihart; three children, Lyna (David) Henman, Lynette (Tracy) Boyers, and Earl Swihart, Jr.; three grandchildren, Alicia (Benji) Ansel, Evan Boyers, and April (Bryan) Rishel; great grandson, Lucas; brother, Rex (Kay) Swihart; as well as nieces, nephews, loving family members, and friends. Earl was one of ten children born to Howard and Louise Swihart in Jackson on June 18, 1937. He attended Vandercook Lake Schools and proudly served in the National Guard Army Reserves. Mr. Swihart spent his career as a finish carpenter and retired from Chelsea Community Hospital Maintenance. He loved his family and spending time with them. He found enjoyment out of “Treasure Hunting” and looking for extraordinary deals, whether it be from people he knew or just checking out flea markets and garage sales. He touched the hearts and lives of many. He will be greatly missed. The family will receive friends at Chas. J. Burden & Son Funeral Home on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a memorial visitation.


  • The family will receive friends for a Memorial Visitation on Saturday, July 27, 2019 from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.


Earl Kenneth Swihart

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