Kenneth Shwayder

Kenneth Robert "Kenny" Shwayder

1940 - 2024

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Obituary of Kenneth Robert Shwayder

Kenneth “Kenny” Shwayder died Saturday, June 15th, 2024 at his home in Parker, CO. A Denver native, born Nov. 1st, 1940 at Rose Hospital, to Muriel (nee Sugarman) and Herschel Shwayder. Kenny lived and grew up on Denver’s East Side, graduating from East High School. Upon graduation, he set off to University of Vermont to ski and quickly learned Colorado skiing was so much better that he ended up moving back soon after and became part of the ski patrol at our local ski areas. In 1961, he met his soon-to-be wife, Nancy Baum, at Green Gables Country Club. They wed in 1964, and welcomed their first child, Danny, in 1967. Soon after, Kenny and Nancy moved to Oakland, CA where Kenny started working at LEGO Toy Company, a subsidiary of Samsonite. Two years later, the family welcomed their daughter, Mindy, in 1970. Just about a year later, they moved back to Denver where Kenny continued to work with Samsonite. However, his true passion was real estate where he sold for Grubb Ellis, Fuller & Co., and eventually Keller Williams with Danny. In addition to selling, Kenny took his expertise to teaching first at Jones Real Estate College then opening his own firm. All the while, you could hear Kenny’s voice discussing real estate on KNUS 710 for 7 years during the 1980s. Kenny and Nancy raised their children and firmly planted their roots in the Southmoor Park home for 47 years. Upon Kenny’s retirement, you could find him on the golf course where he beat Nancy: ONCE, and he stills has the scorecard to prove it. Kenny was an avid reader, a music enthusiast, and thoroughly enjoyed socialization that driving for Uber provided him. He will be remembered for being a loving and doting husband, a wonderful father, a “great” grandfather, and it was so important for him to meet his great-grandchild, Lily, the family drove him to Arizona so he could hold her. Kenny will be missed by his large family and community of friends. May his memory be a blessing.

Kenny was the husband of the late Nancy Shwayder; father of Danny (Stacey) Shwayder and Mindy (Eric) Fougler; grandfather of Matt (Holly Ratner) Shwayder, AZ, Hannah Shwayder, Whitney & Lexi Foulger; great-grandfather of Lily Shwayder; Memorial Service, Tuesday, (6/18), 11:00am, Temple Emanuel -Feiner Chapel; Livestream on the Feldman Mortuary YouTube channel; Contributions to National Jewish Health or Shwayder Camp Scholarship Fund.



Shiva will be held at the home of Danny and Stacey Shwayder 

Address: 15744 Breeze Oak Court Parker, CO 80134

Phone number: (720) 331-5959

Dates/Times: Tuesday, June 18 An hour after service until 5:00 PM, and 6:30-8:30 PM 

Wednesday, June 19 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM 


Memorial Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Tuesday, June 18, 2024
Temple Emanuel
51 Grape St
Denver, Colorado, United States


Location: Home of Danny and Stacey Shwayder Address: 15744 Breeze Oak Court Parker, CO 80134 Dates/Times: Tuesday June 18 An hour after service until 5:00 PM and then 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM Wednesday June 19 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM