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Thomas Edward Swiger (Buddy) Thomas Edward Swiger, 40 yrs, went to be with the Lord on Wednesday March 21, 2012. Born in Sullivan, IN, he was a resident of South Bay for 35 yrs. Thomas is survived by wife Crystal Swiger; two sons, Zacharia Swiger and Maxximus Swiger of Redondo Beach CA; mother Karen Swiger of Lomita CA; mother-in-law Sisie Hagaholliday of Derby KS, two sisters, Karlene Mullen and Kylee Albright; grandmother Leona Minnick; and cousin Jennifer Morrical. He was preceded in death by father David Swiger and grandfather Homer Minnick. Thomas went to West High and Creston Community College. Thomas worked for UPS for nine years. Thomas enjoyed sports; the Colts were his favorite football team. Thomas loved spending time with his sons, fishing, enjoying sports, family BBQ's and friends. The service will be at Rice Mortuary on Saturday March 31 at 6:30pm with a reception following in Rice's Lighthouse Reception Room until 9:30pm. Burial will be private. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Crystal Swiger.

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  1. SO SORRYTO HEAR THIS, BEEN A LONG TIME SINCE WE ALL SAW HIM, SENDING PRAYERS TO FAMILY….RIP BUDDY, WE LOVE YOU

  2. I am stunned. Buddy was a great friend in high school and for quite sometime afterwards. We shared many memories and many, many laughs. You will be missed my friend…and I am sorry it had been years since we last saw each other.

  3. I will miss the arm wrestling days with Big Buddy. We even broke my table in my game room 🙂 He will be missed.

  4. My love and my prayers are with you Crystal. To my friend Buddy thank you for all the great memories and being part of mine and my family’s lives…. You will be missed.

  5. I love you and i will miss you so much brother.. dont worry ill take great care of my sister and the boys for you.. you dont have to worry about them, they will be ok in time.. i love you buddy

  6. Buddy will be forever missed. Very fond memories starting though West High School. Sending his family my deepest apologies for losing him so early in life.

  7. Buddy and I were very close friends in High school. Unfortunately, like so many high school friendships, we lost touch. I wish I could have remained close with you throughout the years. You were a good, kind hearted, gentle giant and I miss the opportunity to have known you in our adult years.

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