Philip James Shwaiko of Kenosha, a loving son, brother, uncle and friend was born to eternal life unexpectedly on June 16, 2022 at the age of 22.
Phil entered his new life of family, friends and best friend and future bride, Morghan. His work ethic was exhausting, his goals were to always over-perform, and his commitment to loved ones was unbreakable. As an old soul Phil was ahead of his time and when anyone asked for help the answer was always yes.
The “baby boy” fourth child and beloved son of Kristen and Todd Shwaiko, Philip was born in Milwaukee, WI on February 22, 2000. He attended Holy Rosary Catholic School (2014) Bradford High School (2018) and graduated from Gateway Technical College from trade school with a focus in welding. He began his career at Wagner’s Company before joining Michels Company where his associates became family. When he was not working you could find him outside doing numerous activities, he had many hobbies some of which included hunting, fishing, boating, four wheeling, and golfing. He was a jack of all trades as there was nothing he couldn’t do or fix.
Philip leaves behind his parents, Kristen (Stephen) Shwaiko-Foster and Todd (Rose) Shwaiko; his siblings, Alexandra, Anastasia (Johnnie), Paul, Amy (Wade) Foster- Stewart, Seth (Casey) Foster; his loving fiancé, Morghan LaFond; his grandmother, Jeanette (Ray) Tate; his grandfather, Jerry Ellis Foster; his aunts and uncles, Kristy and Arthur Weber, David and Denise Botz, Jim and Dawn Romanowski, Marilyn (Tag) Galloway, Jan (Brian ) Traylor; his cousins, Nora, Mary, Ella Weber; Rudy (Danielle), Turner (Carly), Abigail Botz; Andrew and Alexander Romanowski, Brett (Whitney) Burchfield, Aaron (Amy ) Burchfield, Carly Galloway, Lindsey (Aaron) Kinchen and Zach (Jayme) Traylor; his precious nieces, Isabella Levendoski, Riley Foster and handsome nephews, Alexander Campbell, Kole Foster, Brock and Bryce Bankston, Mark and Luke Stewart; his numerous cousins, and his loving godparents, David Botz and Donna Olsen
He was preceded in death by many that shaped his soul most recently including his brother, Joshua Maginn; his grandmothers, Jeanne Botz & Gladys Foster and his grandfathers, Peter Shwaiko and Charles “Chuck” Hassel.
Funeral services honoring Philip’s life will be held on Thursday, June 23, 2022.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. at Our Lady of the Holy Rosary of Pompeii Catholic Church, 2224 45th Street, Kenosha.
The Mass and Burial will be streamed live on Thursday, June 23, 2022 at 10:30 a.m. on the Piasecki Funeral Home Facebook page. The livestream can be viewed by anyone (even those who don’t have a Facebook account) at http://facebook.com/PiaseckiFuneralHome/live/.
Interment will follow in Sunset Ridge Memorial Park.
A visitation for Philip will be held on Wednesday, June 22, 2022 from 5:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the Piasecki Funeral Home, 3720 39th Ave, Kenosha.