June 6, 1941 - May 21, 2018
Friday, May 25, 2018 6:00 PM Vernon Funeral Home
Visitation Friday, May 25, 2018 from 4:00 PM-6:00 PM at Vernon Funeral Home
James E. "Jim" Schwierking, 76, of Urbana, passed away Monday, May 21, 2018 in Vancrest of Urbana.
He was born June 6, 1941 in Clark County and was a 1959 graduate of Christianburg-Jackson High School. Jim was drafted into the United States Army in February 1966 and was promoted to Captain in January 1969. He proudly served his country earning the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Bronze Star Award, 2 Overseas Services Bars, Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal with 60 Device and Vietnam Cross of Gallantry. Jim retired after 30 years with the United Telephone Company. He enjoyed farming, boating and riding his motorcycle, but most of all, Jim enjoyed spending time with his family.
Jim is survived by his wife of 25 years, Rosetta "Rose" (Baker) Schwierking; his daughters, Jamie Schwierking and Heidi (Chad) Pitcock; his sons, Jim (Cynthia) Schwierking, Jr., Jonathan (Tammy) Schwierking and Scott Huffman; his grandchildren, Benjamin, Asa, Maggie, Carmen, Eden and Dominic; his step-great grandchildren, Kailyn, Mason, Alexis, Bryant, Autumn, Ember, and Zarcara; his sisters, Mary Grimm and Lois Davis; his brother, Joseph (Steffani) Schwierking; and several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Alice (Edwards) Schwierking; his brothers, Alfred Jr. and Paul Schwierking; and his sister, Joanna Aper.
Funeral services will be held at 6:00 p.m. Friday, May 25, 2018 in the VERNON FUNERAL HOME, Urbana with Chaplain Andal Gooden. Military honors will be provided by the Pearce Kerns American Legion Post #120. The family will receive friends from 4-6 p.m. prior to the service. Burial will be held at the Casstown Cemetery at a later date.
Condolences may be expressed to the family at www.vernonfh.com.