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Kenneth George Swanson (1922 - 2012)

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Kenneth George Swanson, 90, passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2012 in Arlington.

Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m. Friday at First Presbyterian Church, 1200 S. Collins, Arlington with Rev. Rob McClelland officiating. Visitation: The family will receive friends on Thursday from 6-8 p.m. at Wade Family Funeral Home, 4140 W. Pioneer Parkway, Arlington.

Ken was born on October 6, 1922, in Chicago, Ill. to Albert G. Swanson and Irene Geijer Swanson. He was a member of Swedish Covenant Church in Chicago. Ken was a staff sergeant and veteran of WWII. He married Lorraine Lenore Rich in Mount Pleasant, Iowa on Nov. 22, 1947. He resided in Madrid, Iowa for many years, where he was a member of St. Johns Lutheran Church. He retired from Swift Packing Company as a manager and then owned a meat brokerage firm in Ames, Iowa. A resident of Arlington since 2002, he was a member of First Presbyterian Church of Arlington.

He collected coins for many years and enjoyed increasing his vocabulary and challenged his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren to do the same.

He is preceded in death by his parents; and brothers, Milton Swanson and Norman Swanson.

Survivors include his wife, Lorraine L. Swanson; sons: Kenneth Steven Swanson and wife, Vicki; Keith Swanson and wife, Valarie; daughters: Kathy Kuligowski and husband, Ed; Cindy Denney and husband, Mark; Beth Henkel and husband, Alan; grandchildren: Joshua, Heather, Sarah, Meghan, Douglas, Andrew, Nicholas, Alex, Daniel, Steven; 10 great-grandchildren.
Published in on Nov. 14, 2012
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