Passed away Thursday, October 12, 2017 at the age of 87. Everett was born April 8, 1930, in Gary, IN to the late Leigh and Donna (Schroder) Swynenberg. Everett was united in marriage to Mary J. Rodgers on June 29, 1952. He served in the U.S. Air Force from May of 1947 until honorably discharged in May of 1950. He was a longtime member of Texas Corners Bible Church. Among Everett's several interests were, growing roses, cooking and baking bread. He and Mary enjoyed wintering in FL for several years. Everett retired from The Upjohn Company after 33 years with them and then went to work at Meijer as a greeter before retiring after 17 years. Everett is survived by his wife, Mary Swynenberg; children, Gary (Brenda) Swynenberg, Kathleen Davidson and Bryon (Patti) Swynenberg; 8 grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; brother-in-law, William Gibbons; and several nieces and nephews. Everett was preceded in death by his grandson, Bryan Joseph; siblings, Kenneth Swynenberg and Ruth Gibbons; and son-in-law, Burl Davidson, Jr. The family will greet friends on Thursday, October 19th from 10-11am at Texas Corners Bible Church, 7780 S 8th St, Kalamazoo, MI 49009, where a memorial service will begin at 11:00am, in the chapel. Pastor David E. Thompson will officiate. Arrangements by Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th St. A private interment will be at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Texas Corners Bible Church (building fund) or to Hospice Care of S.W. Michigan. For obituary and condolences, please see Everett's personalized page at www.langelands.com.