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DELORES RUTH BEHREND SWANSON

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DELORES RUTH BEHREND SWANSON Obituary
Delores Ruth Behrend Swanson Delores Ruth Behrend Swanson, 86, formerly of Hoffman Estates since 2005 and of Arlington Heights from 1959 to 2005, passed away March 27, 2012. Delores was born May 5, 1924, the daughter of late Alice (nee Blunc) Behrend and late Charles Behrend. She graduated from Carl Schurz High School in Chicago. She attended Northwestern University part-time, where she was a member of the sorority Epsilon Ada Phi. "Mom had many friends for many years, from her sorority, church, and neighbors. She was active in her church, square dancing, and playing bridge or hearts. She also loved flowers and gardening in her backyard. Later on in her life, she became a member the Northwest Tax watch group, which led her to a passion for local politics. Her and my Dad were able to do a lot of traveling, visiting countries such as England, Scotland, Italy, France, Germany, Norway and Sweden. My parents were married for 53 years. After mom's stroke in 2002, they moved to The Devonshire in Hoffman Estates where Dad became her primary caregiver. My mother was a loving wife, daughter, mother and grandmother. We all love her and will miss her!" She was the wife of Robert Swanson, to whom she was married May 5, 1956, and who passed away Sept. 25, 2008; mother of Eric (Carolyn) Swanson of Tampa, Fla. and Nancy Loda of Roselle; grandmother of Allison, 22, and Kristen, 20; and mother-in-law to the late Edward Loda Jr. Memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights, 302 N. Dunton. The Rev. Beth Freese Dammers will officiate. Please make donations in lieu of flowers to either First Presbyterian Church of Arlington Heights or the .

Published in Chicago Suburban Daily Herald from May 13 to May 14, 2012
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