Thomas Neil Sweigart

Published on March 8, 2024

It is with heavy hearts the family of Dr. Thomas Neil Sweigart “Neil”, 76, of Vincennes, Indiana, announce his sudden passing. A cherished husband, father, grandfather, community leader, and devoted member of various organizations, he was surrounded by loved ones when he ended his journey on Earth on March 5, 2024 from a brain aneurysm.

He leaves his wife of 49 years, Margaret “Margy” Sweigart of Vincennes; his sons: Stephen Sweigart of Vincennes, and Dr. Christopher Sweigart and his wife, Dr. Alecia Sweigart of Pittsburgh, PA; his grandchildren: Clark, Theodore “Teddy” and Cecilia “Ce Ce” Sweigart; his siblings: Eileen Sweigart of Lancaster, PA; Martha Brunner of Lancaster, PA; Frieda Schmidt and her husband, Marty of Downingtown, PA; Karen Sweigart of Sinking Spring, PA; Kurt Sweigart and his wife, Jane of Edmond, OK; and Kent Sweigart and his wife, Jane of Ephrata, PA; and many close friends.

Neil was preceded in death by his parents Floyd and Grace (Oberholtzer) Sweigart of Reamstown, PA.

A native of Reamstown, Neil was a 1965 graduate of Cocalico High School, Denver, PA, where he was very active in the sports and music programs. After receiving his Bachelor of Science degree in Music Education from Indiana University of Pennsylvania, and his Master of Science in Music from Indiana University, Bloomington, IN, he served as Band Director for Juniata Senior High School in Mifflintown, PA, for five years.

He then pursued his degree as a Doctor of Chiropractor (DC) at Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri. He practiced chiropractic medicine in Vincennes and loved his work for 41 years, always ready to use his healing hands in treatment.

Neil dedicated his time and efforts to numerous causes and organizations in Vincennes including: serving as a respected member of the Kiwanis Club; playing a pivotal role in the Vincennes Education Foundation (VEF), where he served as its First Chairman of the VEF Golf outing; and contributing much of his time to the Indiana Military Museum. He also found joy in music as a member of the Hoosier Harmonizers, showcasing his vocal talents in the Barber Shop Quartet.

Remembered for his love for sports and the outdoors, Neil reveled in activities like golf, pickleball, and racquetball. A familiar sight at Gregg Park, Neil’s love for horseshoes was well-known as he took pleasure in pitching horseshoes regularly. His dedication to the Vincennes Horseshoe Club as its President highlighted his commitment to fostering camaraderie and sport in the community.

He was passionate about educating others about living healthy lifestyles and hosted a talk show, “Health News You Can Use,” for three years. Every winter, Neil and Margy enjoyed relaxation, activities, and meeting new friends at Raintree Village, Florida. Neil also enjoyed remodeling homes for resale in the Vincennes area with his son Stephen.

In honor of his memory, A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:30 a.m. on March 23, 2024 at Sacred Heart Catholic, 2004 N. 2nd St., Vincennes, IN 47591. Friends may visit with Neil’s family from 9:30 am until the time of Mass at 11:30 am. A time to reflect on his life, legacy, and the impact he had on those around him.

May Neil rest in eternal peace, his spirit forever present in the lives of those he touched.

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