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 John Henry Swanson

John Henry Swanson

Birth
Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, USA
Death 30 Jul 1989 (aged 71)
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Burial Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 101990832 · View Source
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Obituary: John Henry Swanson was born October 25, 1917 in Caledonia, IL. The son of John and Anna Frisk Swanson, John came to Rockford at the age of nine years. He was married to Frances Larson in Rockford on September 12, 1942. John worked at J. L. Clark for 7 years before joining the Post Office in 1942 as a letter carrier. In 1965 he was appointed teh Field Director of the National Association of Letter Carriers, serving Post Offices in Michigan & Illinois. In 1970 John was elected Director of the National Assoc. of Letter Carriers Health Benefit Plan and moved to Washington, D.C., retiring to Rockford in 1979. The Rockford Branch of NALC honored him by naming the local branch the John H. Swanson Branch No. 245 in recognition if his years as Local & State President & National Officer. For 5 years he was President of the Local Chapter of National Association of Retired Federal Employees serving on the State Board and was President of the Chicago Metropolitan Council of NARFE.

John was an active member of Salem Lutheran Church and served as a Sunday School teacher, a Board Member, and President of the Churchmen. He was President of the Illinois Conference Brotherhood of the Augustana Lutheran Churches, Vice-President of the Synodical Churchmen, President of the Federated Lutheran Brotherhoods of Rockford. An avid bowler, he was Rockford Doubles Champion two times.

John died on July 30, 1989, at his home following a long illness. He is survived by his wife, Frances; two sons, John R. (Marilyn) and Brent (Mary Linn), Rockford; and a daughter, Kay (Steve) Schwandt; four grandchildren; John A. & Bradley Swanson, Lynne & Derek Schwandt; a brother, Roy (Winifred), Rockford, a sister, Helen Michel, Tacoma, WA; several nieces and nephews. John was predeceased by his parents and a brother, Carl.


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  • Created by: Roger and Sue Cramer
  • Added: 10 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 101990832
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Henry Swanson (25 Oct 1917–30 Jul 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 101990832, citing Arlington Memorial Park Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Roger and Sue Cramer (contributor 46098898) .