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Harold "Eric" Swisher

December 29, 2016

Memorial Service - Saturday

January 14, 2017
- 2:00pm

Boulger Funeral Home

Visitation - Saturday

January 14, 2017
1:00pm - 2:00pm

Boulger Funeral Home


Boulger Funeral Home

Harold "Eric" Swisher

December 29, 2016


“Eric” Harold Swisher, age 65, passed away December 29, 2016, at Sanford Health in Fargo.

Eric was born December 20, 1951 in Jacksonville, IL to Herold and Erna (Erickson) Swisher. The family moved to Fargo in 1962. Eric attended Clara Barton, Central before graduating from Fargo South. He was active in the theater program at school helping with the lighting. He also befriended Fred Herman and helped turn wrenches on Fred’s race car. After school he joined the U.S. Navy doing anti-sub warfare. He retired from the Navy in 1976 and worked for the railroad as a signal director for many years before his retirement. He enjoyed walleye fishing in Lake of the Woods and Warroad, as well as fly-fishing in Montana.

He is preceded in death by his parents Herald and Erma. Eric is survived by his sister, Allyson Hustal of Fargo.



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18 responses to “Harold “Eric” Swisher”

  1. Laurie Arcand says:

    RIP Swish, you will be missed by many. My sympathy to Family and friends of Swisher. 🙏🏻

  2. Steve and Connie Erickson says:

    RIP, Eric. ❤️

  3. Gaylord &Susie Swisher says:

    Eric will be missed by his Illinois Swisher family, RIP.

  4. Rick Stern says:

    Many great memories of Eric when he worked with us at Straus in the shoe department. After he moved on he would always stop in and visit. He always had great stories.

  5. Tammy Iverson-Hansen says:

    Sorry to hear of Eric’s passing, may he Rest In Peace with his parents. Hugs to Allison 💜

  6. John Stern says:

    Eric and I had a long conversation a few years ago about health. He gave me good advice in dealing with it, and I considered him a friend. We worked together at Straus Clothing, and he was always had an upbeat attitude.

  7. Bob & Ellie Hauser jr says:

    RIP Eric. We’ve been threw a lot buddy. See you on the next level. Bob & Ellie

  8. Mike Gunderson (Gunde) says:

    Sorry for the loss, Eric was a interesting person to talk to, got to know him from hanging out in the Bsmt Bar of the Northern. He always came up and licked my face.

  9. Randy and Cathy George says:

    Best food I ever had was at Erics house. Wish we could of seen each other more in the past years. Will miss you.

  10. M. Dixon says:

    What a classmate! always had a smile and a story to share. we will miss you Eric. share those stories upstairs with others…..

  11. Belinda Ruud says:

    Eric had the Gift of putting a Smile back on a person’s face when One was feeling their own Blues.Eric will be truly missed & I was honored to of known him. My Prayers go out to Allison & his family.

  12. Mishelle Richards says:

    I always enjoyed visiting with Swish at the end of my shift at Tails. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends. RIP Swish! You will be missed!

  13. Karolyn says:

    Sincere sympathy to Cousin Allyson and Eric’s friends. May you have comfort and God’s peace in the days ahead. We will miss Eric. The memories will live richly in our hearts of our childhood days at Aunt Mil and Uncle Doc’s in Warroad with the Erickson family gatherings. Love, Cousin Karolyn

  14. Lynn Tim Rhinhart says:

    Eric the times we shated at the Big E, the fpod, the cars, your great taste for life, will be forever immortalized in our memories. Happy trails.

  15. Susie Balsdon says:

    I have great memories of Eric and the time spent with him out and about and at his home eating his great meals. RIP in Eric. My sympathies to Allyson.

  16. Karen Janousek says:

    Thoughts and prayers with Allyson and all of Eric’s cousins and friends. His cousin Erling spent a lot of weekends at his mom and dads house when he was in the Air National Guard. RIP Eric.

  17. Frederick A. (Tony) Yardley says:

    Eric and I were good friends at South High. Seems we had the same weird sense of humor. So sorry to hear of his passing

  18. Dawn Eve says:

    I was googling to find his phone number to see how he is doing, and this came up.Sad. He was a true friend to me, and he helped me buy my business. I have not seen him in 6 years, due to an injury…wish we could talk one more time. Thank you for the great memories, Eric.

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