Waltrud “Trudy” Swanger

Waltrud “Trudy” Swanger

December 10, 1927 – July 10, 2023

On July 10, Waltrud (“Trudy”) Swanger passed away peacefully surrounded by loved ones. That morning, the clouds lifted and God called her to heaven.

Trudy was born December 10, 1927 in Heidelberg, Germany where she met and married her loving husband, Lloyd.

Trudy was deeply committed to Christ her entire life and let her faith guide and support her.  Trudy was a beautiful person inside and out. Her bright infectious smile would always light up a room.  She deeply cared for the people around her.  She was kind and passionate and made an impact on so many lives. She will be missed, but never forgotten.

Trudy is survived by two sons and their wives, four grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.

Memorials will be directed by the family.

VISITATION: Monday, July 17, 2023, at 10 a.m. at the West Center Chapel, with FUNERAL SERVICE at 11am. Interment: Hillcrest. Memorials will be directed by the family. To view a live broadcast of the service, please visit www.heafeyheafey.com and click the “View Live Cast” button at the top of the home page.


  • Connie Colletta-Zoucha Posted July 12, 2023 11:43 am

    Trudy was a great, long-time family friend to our family. So, sorry to hear about her passing. My mother, Pearl, will be very happy to have Trudy up in heaven with her!!!

  • Lydia N Eku Posted July 12, 2023 3:31 pm

    My condolences 🙏🏼 to the family..May God comfort u all and strengthen you guys in this different time. Pam ,Betty and Larry u are in our prayers. Life well lived Trudy!
    Rest in peace 🙏🏼 🪦

    • Betty Janssen Posted July 14, 2023 8:10 am

      Lydia, thank you for your kind words. We sincerely appreciate your thoughtfulness and caring ways with Trudy, especially being her special “makeup artist”, and helping her with her beautiful scarves. God Bless! Betty, Pam and Lenny

  • Jennifer Enghauser Posted July 17, 2023 8:16 am

    Ms Trudy was such a blessing . Seeing her smile made my day . She was so kind and appreciative. A truly beautiful person inside and out. She always had fun getting all dressed for the day with a scarf, a necklace, and earrings , and makeup. To hear her say thank you sweetheart melted my heart . We shared laughs , wafer cookies , and a few lessons in how do you say something in German lessons. She will be missed but not forgotten as she has touched so many people with her heart of gold . Thank you Pam and Lenny for the time we had with Ms Trudy you have no idea how much she meant to us!

    • Pam Swanger Posted July 19, 2023 2:01 pm

      Jennifer and An Angels Touch who each day brought back a little smile and happiness to our beloved “Mother”, (Mama). We know how hard it is to care for a person and have that special bond with them, from my experience working along side with all of you has made me a better person.
      Thank you all from the deepest part of my heart I will forever be thankful and blessed knowing she had “Angels” by her side until her final breath.
      GOD BLESS YOU ALL, With love and caring compassion Lenny & Pam

  • Briana Johnson Posted September 8, 2023 10:40 am

    I had the pleasure of taking care of her at Espirt. She was such a lovely loving lady. I can still hear her saying “honey, I need you!” Rest In Peace sweet angel.

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