Donald LaVern Swoverland, age 86 of LaPorte, IN, passed away peacefully on August 13, 2022 at his home, surrounded by his loving family. He was born on December 23, 1935 in Chesterton, IN to Orval and Irene (Sievert) Swoverland, both of whom preceded him in death.
On June 28, 1970, he married the love of his life, Eva Lou (Miller) Swoverland, who survives in LaPorte, IN. He is also survived by his step-children Cynthia Johnston of Florida, Joseph (Beth) Johnston of Michigan, Julia (Patrick) Walsh of Chesterton, Steven (Jenine) Johnston of Maine, daughter Katrina (Christopher) Carpenter of LaPorte, 15 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, sister Lila (Carl) Hallberg of Chesterton, and by his many nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his sisters, Dolores White and Beverly Krewett.
Don was very active at the Temple Worship Center in Michigan City and taught Sunday school for more than six decades. He loved automobiles, trains, sailboats, classical music, history, photography, gardening, bicycling, woodworking, and reading. Don was the proud owner of Don’s Camera Shop and Heritage Studio in Chesterton on 3rd Street from 1963-1993.
Funeral Services will be held on Friday, August 26, 2022 at 10 a.m. at Liberty Bible Church, 824 N Calumet Ave, Chesterton, IN, with Pastor Ron Gaston officiating. Burial will follow at Chesterton Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday, August 25, 2022 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. at Liberty Bible Church.
Professional arrangements are entrusted to White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
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