WILLIAM R. SWANSON Retired Sergeant Major William R. Swanson passed away February 22, 2013 at the age of 82 in Adelanto, CA. William was born in Modesto, CA and served 26 years in the U.S. Army. Bill fought in two wars, the Korean and Viet Name. He was awarded the Bronze Star in addition to over 25 other commendations during his career. Bill loved traveling and vacationing with his family. He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Mary Jo; his children Cindy Ruano, husband Hector; Kim Tiano, husband John; Judy Nearhood, husband Doug; Brad Swanson, wife Nina and Eric Swanson; 10 grandchildren, 9 great-grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandchild. His brother Larry Swanson, wife Agatha and sister Lois Gordon. William "Bill" Swanson will be greatly missed. Memorial service, March 3rd at 1:00pm in Adelanto at the Adelanto Baptist Church, 11683 Rancho Rd. Pastor Randy Sipes. Burial service March 8th at 10:15am in Riverside at the Riverside National Cemetery on Van Buren.
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Published in the Daily Press on Mar. 2, 2013