PORTAGE, IN - Paul Swartz, age 79, of Portage, IN, passed away on Sunday, December 3, 2017 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Hobart, IN. He was born on September 1, 1938 in Colliers, WV to John and Winifred (Williams) Swartz. Paul leaves behind his wife, Carolyn Jeanene Swartz; step son, Mike Smolios; step daughters, Cindy (Dwaine) Tilford and Gail (Gary) Vallangeon; five grandchildren and four great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and all of his siblings.
Paul worked for 20 years for Bud Company and also worked 20 years for Sargent Electric Company. He was a member of Grace Baptist Church in Portage, where he faithfully served in many building and ministry projects for the last 9 years. God has used him wonderfully in several churches and over many years in various positions. Paul will be missed terribly by all of his brothers and sisters of faith.
Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, December 6, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. at EDMONDS & EVANS FUNERAL HOME, Portage Chapel, 6941 Central Ave., Portage, IN 46368 with Pastor Randall Forsythe and Pastor Dwaine Tilford officiating. Burial to follow at Heritage Cemetery, Portage, IN. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 from 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the funeral home. Online condolences to the family may be made at www.ee-fh.com