William “Bill” L. Schwacke Jr.


William L. Schwacke Jr., 74, of North Vernon, passed away at 7:03 a.m. on February 22, 2018, at Premier Health Care.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Rev. Jerry Byrd will officiate. Visitation will take place on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 4 to 7 p.m. at Sawyer-Pickett Funeral & Cremation Service.

Born December 24, 1943, in North Vernon, Bill was the son of the late William L. and Verna (Drury) Schwacke, Sr.

Bill had worked at Just-Rite Supermarket and IGA.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church and the Eagles of North Vernon.

He enjoyed crossword puzzles, reading, horses and playing cards.

He is survived by a daughter, Debbie (Bill) Davis of Columbus, three sons, Mike and Mark Schwacke of Florida and Matt (Kelly) Schwacke of North Vernon; two sisters, Sr. Joan Schwacke of Oldenburg and Barb Schwacke of Indianapolis; six grandchildren, Adaire (Scott) Taylor, Jarod, Natasha and Levi Schwacke, Billy (Chelsey) and Kristin Davis; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Verna Schwacke, Sr.

Memorials may be made through the funeral home to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Friends and family are invited to light a candle or leave a message of condolence in Bill’s memory at www.sawyerfuneralservice.com.