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BETTE NUSSBAUM SWANSON, 97, passed away peacefully on Monday, July 14, 2014, after a long stay at Saint Anne Home. A lifelong resident of Fort Wayne, Bette married Bernard "Jiggs" Swanson Jr., who was a well known Chevy dealership owner for many years, Swanson Chevrolet. Bette was a long term member of the Fort Wayne Junior League, a lifetime member of Fort Wayne Country Club, and a volunteer at St. Joseph Hospital. She was active in various Catholic Charities. Bette spent many enjoyable summers at Walloon Lake Michigan surrounded by family and friends and relished her winters in Siesta Key, Fla. "Mimi was loved by all because of her warm and generous nature." Surviving are her children, Steven A. (Janet) Swanson of Minturn, Colo.; daughter, Mary Judith (Chip) Baccei of Pittsford, Vt.; and sons, Timothy Victor (Janet Reus) Swanson of Carmel, Ind. and Christopher J. (Beth) Swanson of Fort Wayne. Also surviving "Mimi" are 11 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and sister, Carol Nussbaum Volk of Tuscon, Ariz. She was preceded in death by her parents, Victor and Carrie Fisher Nussbaum; husband, Bernard "Jiggs" Swanson; and son, Bernard James "Beejay" Swanson. Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 28, 2014, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 10700 Aboite Center Road, with reception to follow. Calling is from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 27, 2014, at D.O. McComb & Sons Lakeside Park Funeral Home, 1140 Lake Ave., with a Rosary service at 7 p.m. Private burial to follow funeral service. Memorials may be made to Saint Anne Home. To sign the online guestbook, please visit

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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on July 21, 2014
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