JOAN A. SWANSON (NEE CARSTENS) FORMERLY OF LOWELL, IN Joan A. Swanson (nee Carstens), age 94, of Lake Station, IN, formerly of Lowell, IN and Lansing, IL, passed away on January 1, 2013. She is survived by her son, Neil, Jr. (Diana); grandchildren: Kurt and Kimberly; and great grandson, Dominic. Preceded in death by her husband, Neil C. Swanson, Sr.; parents: Edwin and Sadie Carstens; brothers: Harold, Donald, Jack, and Robert (Buck); sisters: Violet, Delsene, Vivian, and Ruth; niece, June (Pete) Carlson. Joan was a member of the First United Methodist Church and was an employee of Gus Bock Hardware in Lansing, IL. Memorial contributions may be made to the Horton VNA Hospice Center in Valparaiso, IN. Cremation prior to private graveside services at Orchard Grove Cemetery in Lowell, IN. www.sheetsfuneral.com
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Published in The Times on Jan. 3, 2013