Donald Dean Swanson, 89, of Warsaw, Mo., and formerly of Colfax, died Tuesday, April 25, 2017, at his home. A funeral service was Saturday, April 29 at Coburn Funeral Home in Colfax, with burial at Colfax Cemetery. A memorial service will be at the Warsaw Christian Church at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the Benton County Hospice, Warsaw Christian Church or the Howard Street Christian Church. Condolences may be left for the family at coburnfuneralhomes.com.
The son of Earl and Sylvia (Richardson) Swanson, Don was born July 29, 1927, in Boone County. He graduated from Newton High School in 1945. On Dec. 26, 1947, he was united in marriage to Doris Irene Williams. Don proudly served in the United States Navy. He worked at Maytag in Newton for 43 years. Don was a member of the Howard Street Christian Church in Colfax, and later when he moved to Missouri, he became a member of the Warsaw Christian Church.
Those left to honor his memory include his three sons, David (Pam) Swanson of Lincoln, Neb., Don (Lin) Swanson of Walford and Dan Swanson of Warsaw, Mo.; four grandchildren, Emilee (Toso) Chavez, Susanne (Tim) Beckmann, Mike Swanson and Leslie Galloway; and six great-grandchildren, Chase, Gage and T.J. Chavez, Jayden and Lydia Beckmann, and Kierra Galloway. Preceding Don in death were his parents; wife in 2011; a granddaughter, Thea Swanson; two sisters, Minnie and Marilyn; and a brother, Fred.