John Swisher, age 53, of Butte, Montana, passed away on September 22, 2020.
John was born in Butte, mt on September 29,1966 to Joannie and Lyle swisher.
Throughout John’s life he brought many people joy and laughter. For anyone that knew John he was funny, creative and had a very colorful and quick wit. No one could tell you a story like he could. By the time he added his color, wit and personality to it you could visualize it and it usually ended up in laughter.
John was a man of many faces and facets to so many people. He had a big heart and cared deeply for his family and friends. He always made sure you felt loved and welcome when he saw you.
He enjoyed camping, fishing and BBQing with friends and family during the summers.
He always, as in life and also in death, left us with a smile and laughter in our hearts. He left a lot of memories and stories to re-tell in our circles to keep him near and dear. He was and will always be bigger than life.
He left behind his loving wife Lacey, his daughter Amanda (bubba), sons Ryan (big daddy)(Courtney), Sean(nipper) and Kyle(Clements) and step- daughter Allena. His 3 grand children Kennedy(biscuit), Jonathon and Elle. With a new granddaughter to be born in January (Aubree).
His brother Mike (Joannie) Swisher, sisters Kass Weeks and Lynn Rowen. As well as numerous nieces and nephews.
His best friends Mike and Sue Strutzel. Tom and Amber Millay and so many others.
My life with John was one wonderful journey. I wouldn’t change a thing when I was with him. He was so many things to many people but to me he was my joy, my peace, my love of ages and most important, my constant.
He was preceded in death by his mom Joan, his dad Lyle and his brother Bob.
He will be sorely missed.
In lieu of flowers John would like donations sent to:
Easter Seal of Butte
3703 Harrison ave.
Wounded Warriors of Montana
100 Cooperative Way#100
Please visit below to offer a condolence or share a memory of John. Axelson Funeral and Cremation Services has been privileged to care for John and his family.
Read the thoughts and memories, then feel free to add your own.
janice ward says
I am so sorry for your loss Lacey! I know that he is at peace now and will suffer no more. Condolences to my grands. He was a good father and i know they will miss him alot!
Roxanne Pearson says
So sorry Lacey and family! So many funny stories…I can remember when you were running the Subways. After particular rough weekends, he would say “All is quiet now that it’s Monday, the basta*rds wore themselves out!” Haha
When we sold the stores and you went back to just manager of the Butte store for the new owner. Remember he was our driver that last night? He texted us when he came to pick us up. “Your chariot awaits my ladies”
You are strong and your Butte Spirit will shine through. You can do this. Thinking of all of you!
Etinosa (Nigeria) says
Big condolences to you. May the lord almighty continue to give you the grace, strength and will to move on and also to all that he left behind. Keep strong for the lord is your strength.
Dave Garcia says
RIP John, may God watch over you and your family. It was a pleasure knowing you. May God Bless
Susan Nelson says
I went to high school with John and later became Facebook friend. I will miss his crazy posts and sense of humor. He brought a smile to my face on many a day. Love and prayers.
Dennis Weis says
Sorry for your loss Sean and family.
Ray Hoffenbacker says
RIP Johnny My condolences you your family your wit and caring nature will be sorely missed. God speed my friend
Sue Strutzel says
John you were truly the BBQ King of Southwest MT! Will miss you and your wit. Thank you for just being you, John.
May you rest in peace and see you one day!
Rick Walter says
I Was Very sad to learn of the passing of my long time friend “Swish”! We grew up a few blocks from each other and he was such a good guy. I will not forget his crazy sense of humor and all of the fun times we had as kids. Rest in Peace John!
Steve Putra says
R.I.P. Swish. Thinking of high school weekend parties at your house! You blessed us all with your easy-going, humorous approach to life! See you in the heavens and in the highways my friend!
Lynn Rowen says
I miss you John! Our talks, exchanging recipes (my go to chef) and how you made me laugh. No one could paint a picture like you. I think of you everyday and I miss you little bro. RIP, it’s not good bye it’s later <3