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SWANSON, Raymond C. 1920 - 2011


Posted By: Joey Stark
Date: 6/7/2011 at 14:56:45

"The Fairfield Ledger"
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Page 10

Raymond C. SWANSON

Raymond C. SWANSON, 90, of Mount Pleasant, formerly of Lockridge, died Thursday, June 2, 2011, at home.

Arrangements are pending at Murphy Funeral Home of Mount Pleasant.


"The Fairfield Ledger"
Friday, June 3, 2011
Page 6

Raymond C. SWANSON

Raymond C. SWANSON, 90, of Mount Pleasant, formerly of Lockridge, died Thursday, June 2, 2011, at home.

A service will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Lockridge Baptist Church in Lockridge, with the Rev. Earl Swigart officiating. Burial will be in Lockridge Cemetery.

Open visitation will begin at noon Sunday at Murphy Funeral Home in Mount Pleasant, where the family will be present from 2-5 p.m.

Memorials may be directed to Lockridge Baptist Church, Lockridge Fire and Rescue or Gideon's.

Online condolences may be sent to the family at www.beattymurphyfh.com.

Mr. SWANSON was born June 14, 1920, north of Lockridge, the son of Charles Oliver and Anna THOMSON SWANSON. He married Wilma L. SPRAY March 24, 1942, in Memphis, Mo.

Mr. SWANSON graduated from Lockridge High School. He lived on the family farm near Lockridge until he was 84 and then moved to Mount Pleasant.

Mr. SWANSON was a 4H leader, receiving an award in 1969 for his service, and a Boy Scout leader. He received the soil conversation (sic) award in 1949. He had served on the Lockridge Cemetery Board and as a Lockridge Township Trustee. He was a member of Gideon's and Lockridge Baptist Church, where he had served as a deacon for 40 years. He also had filled in as pastor of the Rome Baptist Church for three years.

Survivors include his wife; four children: Larry SWANSON of New London, Gloria MESSER and husband Larry of Mount Pleasant, Robert SWANSON and wife Penny of Mount Pleasant and Richard SWANSON and wife Kim of Lockridge; 13 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one granddaughter, one son-in-law, Weldell OLSON; one stepgrandson; and two sisters: Blanche WALSHON and Vera SWANSON.

Copied with permission from The Fairfield Ledger, Inc.
*Transcribed for genealogy purposes; I have no relation to the person(s) mentioned.


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