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    Former Kirkwood Mayor Mike Swoboda dies
    By Elizabethe Holland
    Saturday, Sep. 06 2008
    Seven months after surviving two gunshot wounds to his head, former Kirkwood
    Mayor Mike Swoboda died this morning after a brief stay in a hospice.

    With his family alongside him, Mr. Swoboda died at the hospice on the campus of
    St. Anthony's Medical Center in south St. Louis County. He entered the hospice
    earlier this week following a rapid decline in his health. His son, Michael
    Swoboda, said his father's passing was peaceful.

    Mr. Swoboda would have turned 70 later this month.

    Mr. Swoboda was shot during the shooting rampage Feb. 7 at Kirkwood City Hall
    in which five of the city’s public servants and the gunman were killed. His
    survival seemed unlikely, but three weeks after the shootings, he was released
    to a rehabilitation hospital, and a month after that he went home.

    Mr. Swoboda served four terms on the Kirkwood City Council before he first was
    elected mayor in 2000.
    He is survived by his wife of 42 years, Sue Swoboda; his daughter, Katy
    Hutchison and her husband, Charlie, of Valley Park; his son, Michael, of
    Kirkwood; and 9-year-old Funizwe Gaines, a boy the Swoboda's long have
    considered their grandson.

    Funeral arrangements are pending.

    Check back with STLToday or the Sunday Post-Dispatch for a full obituary of Mr.
    Swoboda.



    Rest in Peace.
    Sometimes elections have positive consequences!

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    RIP

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    • #3
      What a terrible last year of this man's life.

      At least he survived the shooting and was able to spend time with his family.

      He was a good man.

      He certainly won't be going to the same place as Cookie.
      We used to laugh at Grandpa when he'd head off and go fishing. But we wouldn't be laughing that evening when he'd come back with some whore he picked up in town

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Skeptic View Post
        What a terrible last year of this man's life.

        At least he survived the shooting and was able to spend time with his family.

        He was a good man.

        He certainly won't be going to the same place as Cookie.
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