ELKHART — Lamont “Monte” Sweisberger, 73, died Sunday morning, April 13, at Lutheran Hospital, Fort Wayne.
He was born Oct. 7, 1940, in Wakarusa to Adam and Helen (Kehr) Sweisberger.
He is survived by two children, Jesse Keith and Sara Heiliger. both of Elkhart; and a granddaughter, Morgan Heiliger.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother, Roger Sweisberger and his ex-wife, Diane (Tracy) Henry.
A 1957 graduate of Concord High School, he attended Santa Ana (Calif.) College. Mr. Sweisberger served with the U.S. Marines in Vietnam. He was stationed at Twenty-Nine Palms in California and served in Okinawa.
For 33 years he worked as an Allstate Insurance agent in the area. His hobbies included astronomy, gardening, winemaking and sailing on Lake Wawasee. A licensed pilot, he enjoyed flying and was a member of Mishawaka Pilots Club. He also enjoyed spending weekends at the family cottage on Gravel Lake, Marcellus, Mich.
Friends may call from 10 a.m. until the noon memorial service Friday, April 18, at Yoder-Culp Funeral Home. Pastor Jim Shrock, First Baptist Church, will officiate.
Cremation has taken place at Yoder-Culp Crematory.