May 22, 1948 - March 16, 2013
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SOUTH BEND - Michael J. "Conrad" Swanson, 64, of South Bend, passed away at 4:03 PM on Saturday, March 16th, at St. Joseph Regional Medical Center in Mishawaka, IN. Michael was born on May 22, 1948, in South Bend, IN, to John E. "Jack" Swanson and Janet E. "Gowey" Swanson. He retired from Standard Motor Products in Mishawaka, IN, after many years of service. In 1979, Michael married the former Cindy L. Mudrovich, who survives. Mr. Swanson is survived by one daughter, Rachel Lynn (Jeff) Felling of Kapolei, Hawaii; one son, Zachary Conrad Swanson of South Bend, IN; one brother, Jeffrey Swanson of South Bend, IN; and one grandson, Charles J. Felling. He was preceded in death by his parents, and by one brother, William E. Swanson. Michael graduated from Riley High School in 1967. He enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps and served in the Vietnam War. He was a lifelong New York Yankees and Green Bay Packers fan. Michael enjoyed spending his time playing cards at The Green Star, golfing, and he was a proud member of the Basker Bears flag football team. The family would like to thank all of the doctors, nurses and staff at the St. Joseph Regional Medical Center for their compassionate care and support for Michael and his family. A memorial gathering will be held today, March 20th, from 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM, at Hanley and Son's "Southwest Chapel" Funeral home, located at State Road 23/West Ireland Road. There will be no services. The family requests that please, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions be given to the family, for a college fund for Michael's son, Zachary Swanson. The HANLEY & Sons "Southwest Chapel" Funeral Home handled services and arrangements, and extends its deepest sympathy and heartfelt prayers to the Swanson family.
Published in South Bend Tribune from Mar. 19 to Mar. 20, 2013