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Kenneth Charles Swanson

April 16, 1943 ~ July 19, 2020 (age 77)


Kenneth Charles Swanson, age 77, of Redmond, WA, passed away Sunday, July 19, 2020 in Redmond, WA. He was born on April 16, 1943 in Escanaba, MI, the son of Oliver and Frances Swanson. Ken was raised and attended school in Escanaba and was a graduate of Escanaba High School. He furthered his education at Northland College in Ashland, WI where he received his Degree in Business Administration. He was a proud member of the U.S. Air Force during the Vietnam War Era, serving in Thailand. Ken resided in Washington State since 1978.

Kenneth Charles Swanson is survived by his wife, Margo Swanson; sons, Tim and Dan Swanson; daughters-in-law, Lisa and Alex; his sisters, Barbara Perlberg, and Catherine Gilroy; brother-in-law, Dwight Gilroy; sister-in-law, Coral Swanson; and nieces, Jennifer, Deborah, and Rebekah. Ken and Margo’s son, Dan, and wife, Alex, are the parents of grandsons, Oliver, Lew and Sam.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Oliver and Frances Swanson; and his brothers, Ollie and Jerry. 

Graveside services will be held at a later date in Lakeview Cemetery in Escanaba. 

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