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Swanson, Charlotte P.
Charlotte P. Swanson, 91, 115 W. Main St., East Galesburg, IL, died at 2:15 PM Wednesday, December 16, 2009 in Seminary Manor.

She was born May 19, 1918 in Galesburg, the daughter of Robert and Myldred Peterson Swanson. She married William M. Swanson on May 5, 1979 in Galesburg.

Charlotte is survived by her husband, Bill. She was preceded in death by her brother, Robert Lee Swanson.

Charlotte was a registered nurse, working at Butler Manufacturing Company, Knox College and Galesburg Cottage Hospital, before retiring in 1982. She graduated from Galesburg High School in 1937 and from Moline Public Hospital Nursing School in 1940. She was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Knoxville and also Svithiod Local Lodge Vasa 17. She made two trips to Sweden to visit relatives.

Charlotte served as a nurse in the United States Navy during World War II. She was discharged with the rank of Lieutenant.

Funeral will be 11 AM Saturday, December 19, 2009 in Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel. The Rev. Michel D. Clark will officiate. Visitation will be 10 to 11 AM Saturday at the chapel. Burial will be in Linwood Cemetery with Military Rites by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post 285.

Memorials may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, the Knox County Chapter of the American Red Cross or the Galesburg Rescue Mission. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.
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