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Swanson, William M.


He was born September 6, 1917 in Galesburg, Ill. the son of Andrew J. and Agda M. Sandstrom Swanson. He married Charlotte P. Swanson in Galesburg on May 5, 1979. She preceded him in death on December 16, 2009.

He is survived by a nephew, Kenneth Swanson of Galesburg; his care givers, Tom and Kim Barry of East Galesburg; and a close friend, Howard Johnson of Knoxville,Ill.
William worked as a farmer. He graduated from Galesburg High School in 1934 and attended Carl Sandburg College. He was a member of the Svithiod Vasa Local Lodge #17. He was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Knoxville, Ill.

Funeral services are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. Friday at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. Rev. Michel Clark will officiate. Visitation will be 9:30 a.m. Friday at the chapel. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the Grace Lutheran Church, American Red Cross or Galesburg Rescue Mission. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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