Peter Dwayne Swingle was born on January 14, 1976 in Kingman, Kansas to Kenton and Barbara (Goertz) Swingle. The family lived in Zenda, Kansas and this is where Peter attended grade school. He then went on to Attica High School, where he graduated with the class of 1994. Furthering his education, he got his welding certification through the North Central Kansas Technical College in Beloit, Kansas.
Pete worked a few different jobs before going to work for R&B Oil & Gas, Inc. as a roustabout. He worked there for over 15 years and enjoyed the many other duties he had with them in addition to his position as a roustabout.
On October 19, 2002, Pete married Jane Marie Welters in Schulte, Kansas. They made their home in Attica, Kansas and were blessed with six children: Sidney, Carter, Liberty (Libby), Henry, Weston, and Easton.
Pete was a member of the Attica Volunteer Fire Department and was their Assistant Chief. He was also active in the Attica Saddle Club and helped with many things in Attica throughout the years. He loved farming, working cattle, fishing, welding, and fixing all kinds of things. He also coached or assisted with many of his kids’ sports.
After a short battle with cancer, Pete passed away in Houston, Texas on February 10, 2017 at the age of 41 years and 27 days. Preceding him in death are his grandparents: Rudy and Rita Goertz and Harold and Marjorie Swingle; his brother, Chad; and his sister, Sharon. Those left behind to cherish his memory are his wife, Jane Swingle of the home; his children: Sidney, Carter, Liberty, Henry, Weston, and Easton of the home; parents, Kenny and Barbara Swingle of Zenda; siblings: Brien Swingle of Argonia, Scott (Melissa) Swingle of Kingman, Emily Swingle (Marc Hiler) of Andover, Andrea (Clay) McDaniel of Sharon, Erica (Isaac Jr) Perez of Wichita, Brett (Lauren) Swingle of Coldwater, Derrick (Elizabeth) Swingle of Zenda, and Debra Swingle of Zenda; sisters-in-law, Melissa (Matt) Davis and Ruth (Mark) Smith all of Clearwater; brother-in-law, Frank (Jaime) Welters of Wichita; parents-in-law, Leo and Mary Welters of Clearwater; 18 nieces and nephews; all his aunts and uncles, cousins, other relatives, and many friends.
Visitation with be at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Monday.
Rosary will be at 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 13th and Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 14th, both at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sharon, Kansas with Father Curtis Robertson and Father Firmin Kyaw officiating. Interment will follow at the Attica Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made out to the Swingle Children's Fund and may be sent in care of the funeral home.
Prairie Rose Funeral Homes, 613 W 14th ~ Harper, Kansas 67058 is in charge of the arrangements.
Leading the funeral procession was the Attica Fire Department along with the Wichita and Sedgwick County Fire Department Honor Guard. Harper Fire Department was present at the entry of the cemetery with their aerial fire truck displaying the American flag and department personnel standing at attention. At the end of the funeral service, the Honor Guard draped the American flag over the casket. The Honor Guard folded the flag as part of the graveside services. The flag was handed over to the Attica Fire Department and was then presented to Pete's wife. Last call was given for Pete and the fire siren could be heard being sounded in Attica.