Marvin “Mike” E. Swanson, 93 formerly of Palmer, died Tuesday October 29, 2019 at Brookefield Park in St. Paul, NE. Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, November 1, 2019 at the United Methodist Church in Palmer, Reverend Mike Anderson and Cheryl Anderson will be officiating. Interment will be in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Palmer.
Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to services at the church on Friday. Memorials are suggested to the family. Greenway-Dietz Funeral Home in Palmer is in charge of arrangements.
Mike was born in Genoa, Nebraska to Earl & Hazel (Irwin) Swanson on July 31, 1926. He attended Oakdale District 31 in Nance County thru the eighth grade.
He married LaVera J. Place on December 12, 1947 in Burwell, NE. In the early 80’s, Mike was employed by Case New Holland in Grand Island. He then worked in various communities as a hired man for Riley Brothers of Mitchell, Bob Fagen Feedyard of Cairo, CBI Hay Mill of Abbott, & Dinsdale Brothers of Palmer.
He enjoyed bowling, baseball, watching Husker football games and playing cards. He umpired Legion Baseball for many years.
He is survived by his children: Marvin “Butch” Swanson (Lorene Culler) of Grand Island; John Swanson (Teri) of Grand Island NE, Beverly Kilkemeier (Al) of Grand Island and Carolyn “Sue” Walters (Bill) of Omaha; brother, Carl Swanson of Simpsonville, SC; numerous grandchildren and great- grandchildren.
Mike was preceded in death by his parents; wife, LaVera, infant sister, Helen Geneva; and brother, Elon Swanson.
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