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Marilyn Jean (Luke) Swanson


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Marilyn Jean (Luke) Swanson

Knoxville - Marilyn Jean (Luke) Swanson of Knoxville, Iowa, passed away on May 14, 2018, at the Knoxville Hospital & Clinics in Knoxville.

Marilyn was born in Melcher, Iowa on November 3, 1928 to Edward and Emma (May) Luke. She grew up in Melcher and graduated from Melcher High School, Class of 1947.

She was married on July 20, 1947 to James Cyril Swanson. In 1955, they moved to Knoxville. Marilyn was a stay at home mom, who took care of nine children. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, and cooking. She was very loving and always concerned about others. She saved many, many, recipes and loved cooking for people when they came over. She also truly enjoyed all of her grandchildren and great grandchildren. They brightened her day.

Marilyn was preceded in death by her parents, four sisters; Darlene Swarthout, Betty Dare, Jessie Scott, and Lucille Seddon, daughter; Cathy Swanson Hedrick, and her husband; James Cyril Swanson.

Remaining to cherish her memory are eight children; James D. Swanson, Roy A. (Sherry) Swanson, Jon R. Swanson, Mark L. (Deb) Swanson, Joel M. (Laura) Swanson, Candy (Keith) Lundy, Christy (Rand) Mecham, Connie J. (Dean) Gilchrist; 14 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, 5 step great-grandchildren, and 4 great great-grandchildren. Marilyn is also survived by her sister LaVera Swarthout.

Visitation will be on Sunday, May 20, 2018 at the Community of Christ Church of Knoxville from 5:30-7:00.

A celebration of life will be held on Monday, May 21, 2018 at 7:00 P.M., also at the Community of Christ Church of Knoxville. For those desiring, memorial contributions may be made to the Community of Christ Church.
Published in Des Moines Register on May 17, 2018
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