Maggie Swartzentruber

Maggie Swartzentruber, 89, of Odon, Indiana, passed away Nov. 28, 2018, in Washington, Indiana.

Born Oct. 2, 1929, in Daviess County, she was the daughter of the late Simon and Katie (Graber) Lengacher. She attended Liver’s School in Loogootee, Indiana. On Feb. 19, 1949, she married Pete Swartzentruber; he preceded her in death on Sept. 15, 2006. She was a member of Providence Mennonite Church and enjoyed gardening. She worked as a nurses’ aide at Ketcham Memorial Nursing Center in Odon for several years, retiring in 1987.

 Maggie is survived by daughters Pauline (Ronnie) Knepp, Sharon Bond and Marilyn (Marc) Smith; sons Willis (Cindy) Swartzentruber and Richard Swartzentruber; a sister, Martha Gingerich; a brother, Simon Lengacher; a sister-in-law, Fanny (Cleatus) Gingerich; 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Preceding her in death are her parents; husband Pete; a son, David R. Swartzentruber; four sisters, Mary and Katie Wagler, Rebecca Knepp and Fanny Wagler; three brothers, Joseph, Henry and Menno Lengacher; a son-in-law, Tony Bond; and grandchildren Larry and Terry Knepp.

A graveside service will be conducted at 12:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, 2018, at Providence Mennonite Church Cemetery in Montgomery, with Kevin Swartzentruber officiating. Online condolences may be made at