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Kirk Schwingle

Published: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 2:11 p.m. CDT • Updated: Wednesday, April 9, 2014 3:57 p.m. CDT

MENDOTA — Kirk D. Schwingle, 57, of Mendota died Sunday, April 6, 2014, at Mendota Community Hospital.

He was born May 8, 1956, in Mendota to Duane L. and Jean (Schultz) Schwingle. He married Cathy Rinalde on Sept. 16, 1978, in St. Anne’s Church in Toluca.

He graduated from Mendota High School in 1974 and graduated from Illinois Valley Community College. He was employed by Air Products and Chemicals as a driver safety trainer. He enjoyed playing golf and helping his dad with the farming and raising hogs.

He is survived by his wife; two sons, Matt Schwingle of Mendota and Tim (Rachel) Schwingle of LaSalle; his mother, Jean Schwingle of Mendota; two brothers, Shawn (Connie) Schwingle of Peru and Brett Schwingle of Mendota; and three sisters, Lori (Joe) Kolodziej of LaSalle, Gwen (Bill) Otterbach of Mendota and Sheri (Kevin) McConville of Mendota.

He was preceded in death by his father.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 11, in St. John’s Lutheran Church, Mendota, with the Rev. Dale Peterson officiating. Burial will be in Restland Cemetery, Mendota.

Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 10, in the church.

Memorials may be directed to the donor’s choice.

The Merritt Funeral Home in Mendota provided the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.merrittfh.com.

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