Marion Swanson


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Posted Online: April 22, 2013, 6:20 pm
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Marion E. Swanson, 97, of Silvis, formerly of Moline, died on Sunday, April 21, 2013, in Illini Restorative Care, Silvis.
Services are at 1:30 p.m. Saturday in the Celebration of Life Chapel at Trimble Funeral and Cremation Center, Moline, with the Rev. Randy Willers officiating. Private burial will follow at Swedona Lutheran Cemetery, Richland Grove Township. Visitation is one hour before the services. Memorials may be made to Salem Lutheran Church, Moline, or Swedona Lutheran Church.
The former Marion Elizabeth Peterson was born on May 18, 1915, in Lynn Center, the daughter of Elmer W. and Marie Johnson Peterson. She married Carroll Broman in 1941 in Swedona. He died in January 1945 in Luxembourg during World War II. She later married Glenn Swanson in 1963 in Moline. He passed away in March 1999.
Marion graduated from Orion High School and attended a two-year elementary course at Western Illinois University in Macomb. She was a school teacher for nine years in rural schools in Mercer and Henry counties. She worked for the federal government for five years in Long Beach, Calif., at the Rent Control and Veterans Administration, where she was in charge of the pension department. She also was employed at the Rock Island Arsenal for 13 years in cost and general accounting. She was a member of Salem Lutheran Church, Moline, and Naomi Circle at the church.
Marion is survived by a niece, Betty Sweeney, Indian Wells, Calif.; four great-nieces and great-nephews and their families; and special friends, neighbors and caretakers, Phyllis and Bernie Zerull, Belvidere, Ill., and Emily Zerull-Diebold and her husband, Jay Diebold, Berwyn, Ill. She was preceded in death by her two husbands; her parents; a brother, Paul Peterson; and a niece, Marilyn Peterson.
Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at TrimbleFuneralHomes.com.












 



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