Traverse City Record-Eagle

August 23, 2013

John Swanson

Traverse City Record-Eagle

---- — HONOR — John Swanson, 54, of Honor, passed away on Tuesday, Aug. 20, 2013, at his home. He was born on Sept. 25, 1958, in Grosse Pointe, Mich. to Warren A. and Evelyn (Supe) Swanson.

He attended the University of Michigan after high school. John proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force.

John is survived by his mother, Evelyn Swanson; a son, Ali-John Swanson; a daughter, Donya Swanson; and a brother, Robert (Linda) Swanson. Also surviving are a niece and two nephews, Amanda, Mathew and Eric.

John was preceded in death by his father, Warren A. Swanson.

A Memorial Service honoring John will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 25, 2013, at Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home. Rev. Justin Grimm will officiate. Friends are welcome to visit with John’s family on Sunday for one hour prior to the service.

In accordance with John’s wishes, he graciously donated his body to the advancement of higher learning and education at the University of Michigan.

Memorial donations can be made to Advent Lutheran Church.

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The family is being served by Reynolds-Jonkhoff Funeral Home.