Wayne L. Swanson
July 06, 1924 - March 20, 2004
Birthplace: Red Oak, Iowa
Resided In: Red Oak, Iowa

Visitation 3/24/2004
Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel

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Wayne Swanson, age 79, of Red Oak, Iowa passed away Saturday, March 20, 2004 at the Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. Wayne LeeRoy Swanson was born July 6, 1924 in Red Oak, Iowa the son of Alex and Ina (Peterson) Swanson. Wayne has been a lifelong resident of rural Red Oak, Iowa. He graduated from Red Oak High School in 1942 and attended Red Oak Junior College. Wayne was united in marriage to Darlene Bullock on October 28, 1945 in Red Oak, Iowa. They farmed for many years and Wayne also worked for the U.S. Postal service as a rural mail carrier retiring in 1989 after 21 years of service. He was a member of the Red Oak Eagles Lodge and a former member of the Elks Lodge.

Wayne was preceded in death by his parents; and his son: Doug Swanson on February 25, 1999.

Survivors include his wife: Darlene Swanson of Red Oak, Iowa; 3 sons: Bill Swanson and wife Vickie of Henderson, Nevada; Ken Swanson and wife Sheila of Lubbock, Texas; and Gary Swanson of Ypsilanti, Michigan; daughter-in-law: Deb Guyer of Red Oak, Iowa; 10 grandchildren: Aaron, Chad, Robin, Deyla, William, Bailey, Brynn, Crystal, Connie, and Lauren Swanson; 3 great grandchildren: Colin Ortis, Ashley Walker, and Emily Jackson; brother: Stanley Swanson and wife Marian of Sioux City, Iowa; sister: Dorothy Fresenbourg and husband Bob of Parker, Colorado; and many other relatives and friends.

There will be a time of visitation with the family held from 10-11 AM Wednesday, March 24, 2004 at the Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel. Memorials are suggested to the Montgomery County Historical Society.

Nelson-Boylan-LeRette Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.


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Red Oak, Iowa 51566
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