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“Dear Debbie and Family, Much sympathy to you and your loved ones at this time. My prayers and thoughts are with you. Your friend and co-worker,...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Luann Demick - Davenport, IA

“I always knew how lucky I was that you were my Dad! It is even more obvious today the positive impact you had on everyone you met. Many great...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: doreen swanson - rock island, IL

“Audrey, Dornie, Debbie, I feel honored to be a pall bearer for Marv and your family. Marv, to me, carried himself with class, integrity, and most of...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Brian Magee - Lynn Center, IL

“Doreen, I just want you and your family to know how very sorry I am to hear of your loss. I too have lost my father so I know first hand how terribly...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Deborah Vann - Moline, IL

“Dad - Your life touched the lives of so many others. I am so proud to call you my Dad. I can't believe I will never talk to you again. Love, Debbie ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Debbie - Davenport, IA - Daughter

“Audrey, Debbie, and Doreen, I am so sorry about your loss. I have nothing but great memories of Marv. It seems like he was always around...always...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Lari Dawn (Sholl) LaBello - IL

“To the Swanson Family:I was truely blessed to have know Marvin, He was always welcoming you into his home. Doreen and I have had many memories that...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Denise Grundstrom- Muse - colona, IL

“My thoughts and prayers go out to the Swanson Family. Uncle Marvin was such a great person and his presence will be missed by many. Although I am not...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Barbi Dodd - Winter Haven, FL

“Doreen and the family, Sorry I could not be there in person. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Setting at my grandparent home outside...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Donna (Rettig) Ehlers - Moline, IL

Marvin H. Swanson, 81, of Orion, died Sunday, August 19, 2012 at his home.

Funeral services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, August 23, 2012, at St. Paul Lutheran Church, 1001-9th St., Orion. Visitation will be two hours prior to the funeral on Thursday at the church. Burial will be in the Lutheran Cemetery, Orion. Military honors will be conducted by the Orion American Legion Post #255. Memorials may be made to the St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Marvin was born February 20, 1931 in Galesburg, IL, the son of Frank Oscar and Emma Peterson Swanson. He married Audrey Jones on February 23, 1952 at the Swedona Lutheran Church. He retired as assistant supervisor from the Eagle Food Warehouse in 1994 after 35 years.

Marvin was a U.S. Marine Corps veteran. He served as past commander of the Orion American Legion Post #255. He was also a member and former councilman for the St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Wife Audrey
Daughters Debbie (Ron) Cress Davenport, IA
Doreen Swanson Rock Island
Grandchildren Katie (Eric) Rurka South Carolina
Joe Cress Davenport, IA
Brother Glen (Betty) Swanson Woodhull
His favorite niece Arlene Adams Winter Haven, FL

He was preceded in death by his daughter, Darlene, parents, two brothers and two sisters.

Online condolences may be made to his family by visiting his obituary at