Obituary: In Loving Memory of Doris Swanson
Doris was a Chicago Cubs and Bears fan, avid reader and completed two crossword puzzles a day.
Doris Swanson, age 89 of Brookfield, WI formerly of Waterman, IL passed away on Monday, March 4, 2013. She was born on April 9, 1923 in Sycamore, IL the daughter of William and Mabel (Engh) Lindstrom.
Doris was united in marriage on June 29, 1942 at Fort Dix, NJ to Mr. John William Swanson and they spent the next 53 happy years together until his passing on March 10, 1996. She, along with her husband John, for many years, owned and operated Swanson Plumbing and Well Service in Waterman, IL. They were both former members of the Indian Oaks Country Club in Shabbona, IL where they enjoyed golfing together.
Mrs. Swanson was a longtime member of the Waterman United Methodist Church in Waterman, IL and for several years, was the Chairwoman of its United Waterman United Methodist Women’s Circle. Doris was also a longtime member of the American Legion Women’s Auxiliary. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, especially the many happy hours swimming in her backyard pool in Waterman.
Doris was both a Chicago Cubs and Chicago Bears fan. Mrs. Swanson was an avid reader, reading two newspapers each day and completing their crossword puzzles. She enjoyed both cooking and baking for family holidays and their many outings. Doris was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, sister and aunt who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.
Doris is survived by her children, John W. (Shelley) Swanson, Jr. of Brookfield, WI and Patti Ann (Michael) Heckman of Ripon, WI; her grandchildren, Erica (Guy) Cole-Swanson, Carrie Swanson, Mike (fiancé, Jessica Robinson) Heckman, Lori Heckman and Paul Heckman; one great-granddaughter, Ally Cole-Swanson; her brother, Robert Lindstrom of Huntsville, AL; and several nieces and nephews.
Doris was preceded in death by her parents, William and Mabel Lindstrom; her husband, John Swanson; two infant daughters; and a brother, Bill Lindstrom.
Funeral Services will be private. Interment will take place in the North Clinton Cemetery, Waterman, IL.
Obituary provided by the Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory