William S. Svyantek, 84, formerly of Anderson, passed away Friday, March 17, 2017 in Marion.
He was born July 29, 1932 in Ralph, Penn. to the late Joseph & Sophia (Kissell) Svyantek.
William was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served in Korea (1955-1956). Playing or coaching football for over fifty years, he was a football coach with the Marion Community School System for many years. He was also a guidance counselor for Justice Junior High School. He was a member of the Indiana State Teachers Association and of the National Education Association. He was also a member of the Indiana University Alumni Association and was a 60-year member of the I Men's Club for football at Indiana University.
William is survived by his children, Daniel (Frances) Svyantek, of Auburn, Alabama, William Paul Svyantek, of Marion, Indiana, Theresa (Warren) LeCompte, of Front Royal, Virginia and Kristin (Neil) Garvey of Indianapolis, Indiana; grandchildren, Martina (Trevor Browne) Svyantek, Andrej (Zhuoyu) Svyantek, John Michael Garvey, Cora Garvey, Meghann Garvey and Meghan LeCompte; great-grandchild, Janosik Shanshui Svyantek; and sister, Anna Marie Richnafsky.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Elaine (Schock) Svyantek; and son, Stephen D. Svyantek.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Service & Crematory, with Rev. Mike Weber officiating. Burial will be in Anderson Memorial Park.
Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Published on March 18, 2017