Bruce Allen Schweizer, 62, residing in Mishawaka, passed away on Sunday, December 31, 2017 at Center for Hospice in South Bend. Bruce was born on October 24, 1955 in La Porte, IN, to Richard E. and Dorothy M. (Cornell) Schweizer, both whom preceded him in death.
Bruce is survived by son, Christopher Schweizer of Granger, IN; and brothers, Richard (Silvia) Schweizer of South Bend; Gary W. (Linda) Schweizer of South Bend; Keith (Rachel Schweizer of South Bend; and Mark (Lori) Schweizer of South Bend.
Bruce was an avid boater and loved being on the water. He was a handyman and could fix just about anything, he loved visiting Indiana University while Christopher was in school and spending time with him and his friends, but what he enjoyed most was serving the UAW Local 5 and everything that it stood for.
Bruce was employed as a bargaining chairman at A.M. General for 43 years. He graduated from Washington High School in 1974. Bruce was a member of Sons of American Legion Post 284, and United Auto Workers, Local 5.
Funeral services for Bruce will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, January 6, 2018 at Palmer Funeral Home—Hickey Chapel, 17131 Cleveland Road, South Bend. Graveside services and burial will follow at St. Joseph Cemetery in South Bend. Friends may visit with the family from 4:00-8:00pm on Friday, January 5 at the funeral home, and also from 9:00-10:00am Saturday prior to services at the funeral home.
Expressions of sympathy in memory of Bruce may be donated to Military Honor Park, 4300 Terminal Drive, South Bend, IN 46628, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Online condolences may be left for the Schweizer family at www.palmerfuneralhomes.com.
Charitable donations may be made to:
Military Honor Park - South Bend Regional Airport
4300 Veterans Drive, South Bend, IN 46628, AB