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Rex Swanson

August 11, 1939-June 19, 2019

OSCO — Rex L. Swanson, 79, of Mayfield, Ky., and formerly of Osco, died at 12:40 p.m. Wednesday, June 19, 2019, at his residence. Rex was born Aug. 11, 1939, in Galesburg, he retired from International Harvester and C.R. Hanna Grade School, was a U.S. Air Force Veteran, served as a volunteer fireman for the Osco/Andover Fire Departments for over 40 years and also the Cambridge Fire DepartmentL and Rex also loved to fish, hunt and garden in his spare time.

Survivors include his wife of 58 years - Barbara (Rury) Swanson of Mayfield; son, Alan (Cindy) Swanson of Cambridge; daughter, Kristine (Wayne) Williams of Mayfield; brother, David Swanson of Bartonville; sister, Shirley Newberg of Moline; grandchildren, Ryan (Katie) Williams, Zakary (Samantha) Swanson, Kyle (Victoria) Williams, Hanna Swanson (Brandon Owens), Chloe Williams, Amelia Williams, Dallas Williams; and five great-grandchildren.

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He was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Edna Swanson; brothers, Norman, Marion, Larry and Neale Swanson; and a sister, Peggy Mahnesmith.

Memorial services for Rex will be June 29, 2019, from 2 until 4 p.m. at Cambridge Fire Station.

In lieu of flowers donations may be made to: Osco/Andover Fire Departments, P.O. Box 235 Osco, IL 61274 or to the Cambridge Fire & Ambulance, 303 S. East Road, Cambridge, IL 61238.

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