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Brian R. Szweda

Born: Sun., Aug. 27, 1967
Died: Tue., Sep. 19, 2017


Graveside Service

12:30 PM Sat., Sep. 30, 2017
Location: Highland Cemetery


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Brian R. Szweda, 50 of South Bend passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in his residence.

He was born on August 27, 1967 in South Bend to Richard C. and Mary June (Wittmer) Szweda.

Brian is survived by his children, Rachel Szweda (her mother Julie Brandt) and Jillian and Joe Szweda, (their mother, Beth Szweda), his father, Richard Szweda of South Bend; his sisters, Noreen A. (Steve) Hostetler and Marianne Szweda both of South Bend and a niece, Jessica Hostetler.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary June Szweda on January 23, 1998.

He was a lifetime resident of the Michiana area and work for numerous companies in the construction industry.  He also worked at Bendix Proving Ground test driving cars.  He mostly recently was self-employed as a Sub-Contractor doing residential construction remodeling.

Brian enjoyed spending time restoring his old Ford car, playing his guitar and going to concerts.  He also enjoyed going hunting and fishing.  He was a Licensed Pyrotechnician and would put on amazing firework shows for his family and friends.

He had the best sense of humor and could make you laugh, even on your worst day.

Cremation has taken place.  Graveside service will take place at 11:30 AM, Saturday, September 30th at Highland Cemetery.  A Memorial luncheon will follow at American Legion Post #357 at 1:00 PM.

The family request memorial contributions be made to the American Lung Association of Indiana, 115 West Washington Street, Suite 1180-South, Indianapolis, IN 46204 or donor’s choice.

The Hanley and Sons Funeral Home and Cremation Service handled arrangements and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Szweda family.

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Debbie Heeter
   Posted Fri September 22, 2017
Dear Dick, Noreen & Marianne, we are so very sorry to hear about Brian's passing. Very tragic to lose him at such a young age. Brings back memories of our younger days when the Szweda family would visit us at the cottage...good conversation, a lot of laughs and happy times. Our deepest condolences to the family and children. God Bless.
--Mark & Debbie Heeter (Keresztesi)

Joe Stayback
   Posted Mon September 25, 2017
So sad to hear of this. I worked with Brian for the entire length of his employment at Bendix. He was diligent and a pleasure to work with.
I am very sorry for all of his loved ones at such a loss.

Scotty B.
   Posted Tue September 26, 2017
Brian has left us but will never be forgotten. We were old time friends from the early 80's and had many Great times together! He has now left me way too soon but his spirit will Live on. R.I.P. my Brother!

Jamie Talboom
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
Marianne - I'm so sorry for your loss.

Brenda (Shake) Osmon
   Posted Wed September 27, 2017
Send my condolences to his loved ones, I know it is little comfort but sincere nonetheless. Brian and I were schoolmates for many years and in almost every class together due to our last names. I seen him last, 30 or so years ago, at The Bear's Den and he was the same old Brian. What a great guy and fellow music enthusiast! Rock On Brian! Save a place on stage for the rest of us!
Former German Elementary School, Dickinson Middle School and LaSalle High School Classmate.

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