Max Roland Swackhamer

Max Roland Swackhamer, 71, of Frankfort, IN, died at 3:15 a.m. Monday, May 15, 2017 in his home.  Born May 26, 1945 in Frankfort to Paul and Marie (Tompkins) Swackhamer.  He married Sue Anne Harrison on August 1, 1965 at the Colfax United Methodist Church and she survives.

Max was proud to be a Jackson Cardinal and a 1963 graduate of Clinton Prairie High School where he was a member of the National Honor Society, President of the FFA, Hoosier Farmer Degree Winner, and #35 on the basketball team.  He was also a 10 year 4-H member.  He graduated from the Purdue Short Course in 1964.  Max Farmed grain and livestock for 40 years.  He was a sales associate for Wright Hardware in Colfax, worked in the electrical department for Beard Industry/Brock for 14 years, and worked in grounds maintenance at Wesley Manor for 5 seasons.  Max was a member of the New Hope Church for 48 years and had been attending Colfax United Methodist Church.  He was a Past Master of Plumb Lodge #472 in Colfax, Past Worthy Patron of Colfax OES #201, served as State Secretary of FFA, and was State President Junior Leaders.  He was a Clinton Prairie School Board member 1981-1984.  Max enjoyed reading and teaching the Bible in Sunday School and Bible Study.  He was an avid Dale Earnhardt Sr. and Jr. fan, enjoyed watching basketball and football – especially Purdue, working and “mowing the weeds” and watching Price is Right.

Surviving along with his wife Sue of Frankfort are his:

Sons:  Jason Todd Swackhamer of Mulberry

Jon Kevin Swackhamer of Frankfort

Daughter:  Anne Marie (Husband:  Ryan) Fagan of Swayzee, IN

Grandchildren:  Kiley Anne and Tyler Harrison Fagan

Brother:  Gene (Wife:  Sharon) Swackhamer of Sparks, MD

Sister-in-law:  Wilma Swackhamer of Lebanon

Along with several cousin, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother:  James Swackhamer.


Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 22, 2017 at Goodwin Funeral Home.  Friends may visit 2-6 p.m. Sunday, May 21st at the funeral home.  Burial will be in Green Lawn Memorial Park.  Memorial donations may be made to the Colfax United Methodist Church, c/o Elaine Bowen, 6961 South County Rd 750 West, Colfax, IN  46035.  Please visit, where you may share a personal message for the family.