Died Monday evening September 24, 2018. Richard was born September 10, 1933 in Kalamazoo, Michigan a son of Walter and Hildegarte (Watson) Sweitzer. During the Korean War, he served with the U.S. Air Force. He had been a Kalamazoo area resident most of his life and was employed with DeMaggd Automotive for 25 years before retiring. Richard was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Genevieve C. Sweitzer on August 10, 2013; a brother, Jack Sweitzer; and a sister, Judy Sweitzer. He is survived by a son, Richard "Rick" Sweitzer, Jr. of Richland; and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held 1:30PM Friday, November 2nd in Fort Custer National Cemetery with full military honors. There will be no visitation. Memorials may be directed to the charity of your choice. Please visit Richard's personalized webpage for online guestbook, or to leave a condolence. Arrangements were made by the Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Memorial Chapel, 622 S. Burdick St. www.langelands.com.