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Lake City, FL-Private graveside service was held for John Roger Swihart, 101, of Lake City in Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery at Aberdeen.

John died October 22, 2018 in Lake City.

John Roger Swihart was born October 1, 1917 to John Kinney and Virginia (Herring) Swihart in Dickinson, ND. He attended school in Aberdeen, SD and graduated from Central High School with the class of 1935. He then attended and graduated from Northern State University in 1939 with a Bachelor of Science Degree.

John served with the United States Army Air Corps in the European Theatre of Operations in World War II and upon the end of the war he joined the Diversey Corporation in Chicago (now a part of S.C. Johnson Co.). He became Vice President of International Operations and later Vice President of Research and Development at Diversey Corporation. In 1970 he moved to Naples, FL where he established his own business and resided for 30 years. John had been a resident of Lake City for the past nine years.

John was a member of the 388 Bomb Group Association and Naples Chapter of The Sons of the American Revolution.

He is survived by his wife, Judith; son, John Blair Swihart of Aiken, SC; three grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and first wife, Virginia.

Carlsen Funeral Home and Crematory of Aberdeen has been entrusted with arrangements.