Denise Swartzendruber, of Burlington, passed away peacefully in her sleep, February 7, 2018. She was born August 21, 1964, in Mount Pleasant to Max and Darlene Swartzendruber. She graduated from Mount Pleasant High School in 1983.
Denise lived most of her adult life in Burlington and was dedicated to the rescue of shelter animals. She spent countless hours of her own time finding good homes for these animals. She had a love for life and brought joy to any room she entered.
Her parents and two brothers, Dave and Scot, preceded her in death and she is survived by her brother, Doug.
The funeral service for Denise will be 1:00 p.m. Thursday, February 15th at Lunning Chapel. The family will receive friends from 11 a.m. until the time of services. Interment will be held in Sugar Creek Cemetery, Wayland.
I used to volunteer at the Burlington Animal Shelter several years ago before the new construction and Denise was there every time. She was always so friendly and fun and she loved taking care of the animals! I was shocked to hear about her passing. My sincere condolences to her family.
Denise was fun to be around She threw some good parties Always with a smile on her face I saw her at Dollar Tree hadnt seen her since HS My sympathy to the family
Denise was full of laughter and smiles! Prayers to you all during this tough time.
Rest in Peace, Denise, always the bright light in life.
Denise was a sweet girl with a love of animals. We discussed our lives and she regretted that she never married and had children. Somewhere along the way, Denise lost her way. Rest in peace sweet girl! Love ya!
Denise always had a smile on her face and joyful to be around from high school to seeing her occasionally at Dollar Tree. She touched a lot of hearts. Prayers and peace for your family.
I'm so sorry for your loss! Denise was quite the character and a lot of fun to be around and work with... prayers from my heart to yours.
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