Swanson, 90 , was born July 8, 1924, in Kansas City, Mo. to Lucius and Helen
(Knapp) Weaver, and died December 12, at home in Brownsburg, IN.
She was preceded in
death by her husband, Rev. Lawrence Swanson - former pastor of Augsburg
Lutheran Church in Porter, IN, and by her brother George Weaver.
She is survived by
her five children: Larry (Becky) Swanson of Ft. Wayne, IN; Lorene (Bill)
Schaudt of Beverly Shores, IN; Linda (John) Poh of Bainbridge Island, WA,
Lynn (Pamela) Swanson of Playas, Ecuador; and Lois Swanson of Brownsburg,
IN. Mary has 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren. One brother, Jim
Weaver, survives in CA.
Mary was a
registered nurse and worked primarily in geriatric care, and was Director of
Nurses at Whispering Pines Nursing Home in Valparaiso for several years. She
loved helping others through her nursing and through her role as pastorís
wife, mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Much of her retirement was
spent at N. Twin Lake in Howe, IN, and N. Padre Island, TX, where she
enjoyed gardening, church life, and entertaining family and friends.
A memorial service
will be held on Saturday, December 20, 11:00 a.m. (visitation with family at
10:00 a.m. and at the luncheon following the service) at Augsburg Lutheran
Church, 100 N. Mineral Springs Rd., Porter, IN.
can be found at