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Larry Nighswander

September 25, 1945 ~ November 22, 2020 (age 75)


Larry Nighswander, 75, of Van Wert passed away at 10:54 PM on November 22, 2020 at St. Rita's Medical Center.

He was born on September 25, 1945 to the late Clara (Beckman) Nighswander. Larry married Kathleen (Zwiebel) Nighswander in 1969 and together they had a daughter, Amy Nighswander, of Delphos Ohio, who survives. He then married Beverly J (Smith) Nighswander in 1987 who preceded him in death in 2017.

In addition to his daughter, Amy Nighswander, Larry is survived by two step-daughters: Holly Kyle DeZorzi and Marcia (Bob) Berg; 5 siblings and many nieces and nephews.

He was also preceded in death by a sister and a brother.

Larry was a veteran of the United States Army who proudly served during the Vietnam War. Some of his fondest memories were spending time with family each year at Huggy Bear campground for the Nighswander family reunion and a trip on Honor Flight to Washington DC with his four brothers.

He also enjoyed traveling, fishing, being a foster parent and hosting foreign exchange students.

Funeral services are private. Interment will be in Ridge Cemetery, Middle Point, OH.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Larry`s memory may be sent to Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, 203 East Ohio St, Suite 304, Chicago, IL 60611-3201

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Arrangements have been entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.

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