Carol R. (Windler) Swartz, 57, Syracuse and Carmel, died Nov. 14, 2022, at her home on Lake Wawasee, surrounded with love from her family. She bravely battled glioblastoma with grace and dignity for the last two years.
Carol was born Sept. 1, 1965, in Lafayette, to Howard and Eileen (Sondgerath) Windler. She grew up on the family farm in Fowler, and graduated from Benton Central High School in 1983. Carol earned her bachelor’s degree in MIS, computer technology from Purdue University and went on to spend more than 30 years working for Fiserv (and its various preceding companies). Carol enjoyed her work immensely, and her long and dedicated service to the company and co-workers culminated in her achieving the position of vice president-IT, Fiserv Education, before her illness forced her to step back earlier this year.
As a dedicated employee, she accomplished much in her career; however, nothing meant more to her than her family. She loved being a mom; she loved supporting and guiding her boys through their school activities, sporting events and spiritual development. Through the years, Carol also enjoyed golf, reading, playing games, time at the lake, weekend getaways with her girlfriends and visiting with family and relatives. She also deeply valued her relationship with God and enjoyed attending mass at Our Lady of Mount Carmel and St. Martin de Porres Catholic Churches.
Married to Timothy Swartz on April 25, 1992, the couple shared more than 30 years together, welcoming two sons into their lives. Carol’s husband, Tim, survives as do sons, Nicholas Swartz (fiance Margaret Sheehy), Palatine, Ill. and Patrick Swartz, Novi, Mich.; siblings, Roy “R.J.” (Nancy) Windler, Lori Windler, Diane Windler, Kenny (Diana) Windler and Brad (Renae) Windler. Carol was preceded in death by her father, Howard Windler; mother-in-law, Peggy Swartz; and nephew, Jamie Windler.
Titus Funeral Home and Cremation Services is entrusted with Carol’s care. Visitation will be held from 3-7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, 2022, at Owen Family Funeral Home, 1001 S. Huntington St., Syracuse. At 11 a.m. Friday, Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, 6941 E. Waco Drive, Syracuse, with Father Andrew Nazareth officiating; the church will be open at 10 a.m. Burial will follow Mass at Syracuse Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial gifts would be the preferred expression of sympathy. Gifts may be given to St. Martin de Porres Catholic Church, Syracuse or the Benton County Public Library, Fowler. Written condolences may be left at www.TitusFuneralHome.com.