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Swenson, E. Bernadean
E. Bernadean Swenson, age 86, of Galesburg, Illinois died Saturday, September 26, 2009 at 7:15 A.M. at Rosewood Care Center in Elgin, Illinois.

She was born on September 15, 1923 in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Virgil and Grace Edwards Johnson.

She married Lawrence M. "Larry" Swenson on June 14, 1944 in Lewistown, Illinois. He preceded her in death on January 3, 1981.

Surviving are:

Son: Barry (Carolyn) Swenson of St. Charles, Illinois

Grandsons: Chris (Kathy) Swenson of Batavia, Illinois

James Swenson of Riga, Latvia

Great Grandchildren: Twins, Olivia and Lucy Swenson of Batavia, Illinois

Sister: Virginia Rowland of Galesburg, Illinois

Preceded in death by her parents.

She was raised and educated in Iowa and Illinois where she received her nursing training. She worked at the OSF St. Mary Medical Center in Galesburg, Illinois as a LPN, working in the surgical department when she retired. She and her husband owned and farmed the Swenson farm for over 50 years. She loved all types of animals, especially her beloved dog, "Cinder".

She was of the Protestant faith.

Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, October 3, 2009 at 11:00 A.M. at Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Home and Crematory in Knoxville, Illinois with Visitation beginning at 10:00 A.M.

Rev. Roger Crites officiating.

Burial in the East Linwood Cemetery in Galesburg, Illinois.

Memorials may be made to Vitas Hospice, 580 Water Edge, Lombard, Illinois 60148.

On-line condolences may be made at www.hurd-hendricksfuneralhome.com.

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