Obituary: Carolyn Jane Swiger, 83, of Scottville

December 31, 2020

Carolyn Swiger

Obituary: Carolyn Jane Swiger, 83, of Scottville

On December 30 2020, artist, painter, grandmother, and wonderful mother Carolyn Jane Swiger of Scottville peacefully passed away at home while in the loving care of her family. Born in the old Manistee hospital on Jan 10, 1937, Carolyn grew up between the Big and Little Sable rivers in Millerton, where her mother, Margret Griffith, taught at the single room schoolhouse for several years. 

She attended Ludington High School before meeting and falling in love with Walter Henry Swiger (deceased). They were married in 1955 and were able to travel the world together in an unbreakable 62 year union which included stops in the U.K and the Upper Peninsula, all while raising four kids, before adopting two more. 

Carolyn was truly a one of a kind artistic talent, honing her craft at the Midland Center for the Arts where she skillfully learned the versatile techniques that would become the staple of her unique paintings, carvings, and sculptures. Her infectious laugh and warming smile will be greatly missed. 

Carolyn was preceded in death by her husband, Walter Swiger, and her youngest daughter, Linda Jackson. 

She is survived by five remaining children, Gregory, of Scottville; Michael, of Scottville; Walter E. (Liz), of Washington; Natalie Nicole, of Detroit; and Katie (Sue), of Oregon; and one sister, Nelle of Fennville. Carolyn also had four grandchildren, two great-grandchildren, with one grandchild, Michelle, preceding her in death. 

There are no services planned at this time. Arrangements were entrusted to Oak Grove Funeral Home of Ludington, www.oakgroveludington.com.

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