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Lois S. Swanson

August 18, 1940 July 18, 2013
Lois S. Swanson
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Obituary for Lois S. Swanson

Winnebago - Lois S. Swanson - 72, of Winnebago, died Thursday, July 18, 2013, in OSF St. Anthony Medical Center, Rockford, surrounded by her loving family, after a short illness. Born August 18, 1940, in Rockford, the daughter of Frank and Josephine (Fanning) Holmes. Lois married Marvin Swanson on January 12, 1957, in Dubuque, Iowa. She was an active member of Allied Seniors of Winnebago County. Lois enjoyed being an antique picker and finding bargains at garage sales, besides completing crossword puzzles. Being Mom, Grandma and G-G was her passion, always supporting all the school and family activities.

Lois is lovingly survived by her husband, Marvin Swanson, children, Timothy (Kim) Swanson of Stillman Valley, Marvin (Dorian) Swanson Jr. of Charlevoix, Mich., Tammy (Art) Pratt of Byron, Kristi (David) Funk of Byron, and Shawn (Kathy) Swanson of Rockford; twelve grandchildren; and she is G-G to six great-grandchildren. Lois is also survived by her sister, Patsy Renton of Rockford; and many nieces and nephews. She is predeceased by her parents and fifteen siblings.

Lois's family would like to thank the staff of OSF St. Anthony Medical Center for their care and support.

Funeral Information

A gathering of family and friends to celebrate Lois's life will be held from noon to 4:00 p.m., Sunday, August 18, 2013, in Verdi Hall Club, 782 N. Madison St., Rockford. Cremation rites have been accorded.

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