Captain John Keber Switzer Jr., 87, of Ballwin Missouri, passed away in the early hours of May 12 2018, with his loving wife and sisters by his side. He was born to the late John Sr. and Bernice Muckerman, October 22, 1930, in St. Louis County, Missouri. After high school, John enlisted to serve in the United States Military, eventually becoming a Photo-Reconnaissance Pilot in the Marine Corps. After serving for 11 years, Captain John Switzer Jr. was honorably discharged in 1968 when he came home to work at the Switzer Candy Company. The later portion of John’s life was spent wed to Joan Switzer (Married July 12, 1975) raising his two sons in the St. Louis area. His military service continued to heavily influence John’s passions which were photography and Aviation. He is survived by his two children, Matthew Switzer of Washington State; and Andrew Switzer of North Dakota. John is additionally survived by his two grandchildren: Nathan Alexander Switzer and Ryan John Jeffrey Switzer. A memorial service celebrating John’s life will be held at 4pm Thursday May 17th at Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Church (1919 South 7th Street, St. Louis MO 63104) followed by a Mass at 6pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Peter and Paul Community Services (2612 Wyoming Street, St. Louis Missouri 63118)
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