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 Roy Lutheran Swanson

Roy Lutheran Swanson

Birth
Caledonia, Boone County, Illinois, USA
Death 4 Mar 1999 (aged 76)
Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Burial Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 102010241 · View Source
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Obituary (Rockford Register Star): Roy Lutheran Swanson, 76, of Rockford, died at 11:50 a.m. Thursday, March 4, 1999 at home in the loving care of his family. Born March 1, 1923 in Caledonia, Ill, the son of John and Anna Frisk Swanson, Rockford resident since 1927, here from Caledonia. Married Winifred Nethery on June 1, 1946, in Salem Lutheran Church, Rockford. U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. Served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War. He drove a city bus for Central Illinois Gas & Electric for 20 years. He then worked at Sundstrand and during the last 20 years of his career, he worked for the Rockford Board of Education as a building engineer at Rolling Green School. He retired in 1982. Member of Court Street United Methodist Church and former member of Salem Lutheran Church. Roy had a great sense of humor. He loved watching documentaries on television, was an avid reader and a wrestling fan. Survivors include wife, Winifred; daughters, Patricia Ann (Kerry) Lamont of Loves Park and Helen Louise (Dale) Osterholz of Machesney Park; grandchildren, Jeffrey, Michael and Debra Krause, Corey and Travis Lamont and Jennifer (Jeff) Ring; great-grandchildren, Mitchell and Nicholas Krause, Damon and Aliyah Jones; and a sister, Helen Michel of Tacoma, Wash. A special thanks to all the wonderful people of Northern Illinois Hospice; special friend, Bernie; Pastor Charles Sensel; Kathie Beauflis; and all the physicians and nurses at Swedish American Hospital. Predeceased by parents; and brothers, John H. and Carl Swanson.

Services at 11 a.m. Monday, March 8, in Fred C. Olson Funeral Chapels, Ltd. East Chapel, 1001 Second Ave., with the Rev. Sandra Hoke officiating. Burial in Scandinavian Cemetery. Visitation from 10 am. to service time Monday in the East Chapel. Memorials to the family.


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  • Created by: Roger and Sue Cramer
  • Added: 10 Dec 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 102010241
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Roy Lutheran Swanson (1 Mar 1923–4 Mar 1999), Find A Grave Memorial no. 102010241, citing Scandinavian Cemetery, Rockford, Winnebago County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Roger and Sue Cramer (contributor 46098898) .