John A. Swanson

John Arthur Swanson, 88, of St. Paul, passed away April 15, 2017 at Waldron Health & Rehab.

Born December 28, 1928 in Staten Island, New York, he was the son of John Arthur Swanson, Sr., and Alice (Billings) Swanson. He married Shirley Jean (Buchanan) on January 23, 1988 and she survives.

Other survivors include 5 sons- John Mark Swanson of Maryland, Michael Swanson of Florida, Timothy Swanson of Virginia, Terry Childers of Illinois, Kevin Childers of Montana; 2 daughters-Dorothy Pulhamus of California, Carol Ann Nolley of Mississippi, and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, and great -great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sons, and 1 sister.

Mr. Swanson had lived in this area for 30 years after moving from North Carolina.

He had been employed by the United States Dept. of Transportation as a building manager for many years, retiring in 1988.

He was a member of the Community Church of the Nazarene in Greensburg.

He had been a military veteran, serving in the US Army as a supply sergeant.

John enjoyed tinkering with electronics, and was a very generous person. He dearly loved his wife and family.

There will be no services observed.

Burial will be at a later date.

Memorial donations can be made to any food pantry or veterans charity in care of the funeral home.

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