Chester M. Swiderski, 97 of Twin Lakes, Wisconsin passed away suddenly at home on February 17, 2021. He was born in Chicago on August 11, 1923, the son of Leon and Lottie (KRAJNIAK) Swiderski. Chester served in the United States Army Air Corps 142nd Communications Squadron during World War II in the Philippines. He handled the maintenance and set up for Communications Equipment Aviation. While suffering from malaria, Chester set up the radio station on Bilak Island. He sent and received transmission immediately alerting the pilots of impending shelling of the island. In June 2016, Chester along with other World War II Veterans experienced the Honor Flight and was welcomed home at General Mitchell Airport in Milwaukee, WI by family and friends. Chester was patriotic and loved to tell his war stories, and it was rewarding to see the pride in his eyes for having served his country.
Chester was a master at woodworking and made many beautiful pieces for his family. Four generations worked on a cradle which was entered in and won first place at the Kenosha County Fair. He shared his woodwork pieces with the children at St. John Parish, Holy Name of Jesus Parish, and the Wilmot Head Start Program.
Chester was united in marriage to his loving wife, Emily L. (CHUDZICKI) Swiderski on September 15, 1951 in Chicago, IL. They had three children. Emily passed away on January 8, 1984. He later married Helen Slupski in September, 1986.
Chester is survived by his children Daniel (MaryAnn) Swiderski of Trevor, WI, Paul (Rev. Karen) Swiderski of Carol Stream, IL, and Elizabeth (Joe) Heller of Trevor, WI. Grandfather to David, Derek (Lisa), Anthony (Mary), and Michael (Dana). Great-grandfather to Charlie, Peter, Dylan, Sean, Paige, Danielle, and Liam. Uncle to many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leon and Lottie, sisters and brothers-in-law Mary (Edward) Lupinski, Harriet (Edward) Cathony, and Janet (Harry) Belcastro.
Chester was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Twin Lakes, WI where he was a 4th degree member and a past Financial Secretary of the Knights of Columbus. He also sang with the church choir.
Chester was a religious, patriotic, and caring person. He was loved as a son, brother, father, father-in-law, grandfather, great-grandfather “Pradzia”, uncle, and friend. He had a great smile, laugh, and hugs. It was a blessing to have him in our lives for so many years. Our hearts ache but we have so many wonderful memories and as dad used to say, “and things of that type”.
A Memorial Service will be held at a date to be scheduled due to Covid-19 restrictions and the weather at St. John Catholic Church 701 N. Lake Ave, Twin Lakes, WI. Online condolences Haaselockwoodfhs.com. We are grateful to The Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home and Crematory of Twin Lakes, WI for assisting our family. Please do not send cards to the home on Swallow in Twin Lakes. If you do not know the addresses of the family members please send cards to The Swiderski Family, The Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Home at P.O. Box 310 Twin Lakes, WI 53181. Thank you.