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John Edward Swanson

March 1, 1950 — March 22, 2023


John Edward Swanson, 73, of Altona, passed away peacefully at home with his family at his side on Wednesday, March 22, 2023.


John Edward Swanson, the son of Edward C. and Avis M. (Quanstrom) Swanson was born on March 1, 1950 in Galesburg. He married Connie Anderson in 1969. Together, they had two sons, Dallas and Chad. He later married Becky Welch. Surviving John are his sons, Dallas and Chad (Jessica) Swanson, both of Altona; grandchildren, Haylee (Tyler) Smith, Becca Swanson, Ryan Swanson, Paige (Dewey Holden) Swanson and Lizzy Swanson; great-grandson, Truit John; and sister, Judy (Roger) Lake. He was preceded in death by his parents.


John was a veteran of the Illinois Army National Guard. He worked for his dad under Swanson Electric of Altona, and then later with his sons. His grandson, Ryan, joined them under the name of J.D.C. Electric of Altona. He was a member of the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Altona Lions Club. John was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Most importantly, John loved his family especially spending time with his grandchildren.


Cremation rites have been accorded. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Hurd-Hendricks Funeral Homes and Crematory, Oneida have been entrusted with arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Knox County Humane Society or to the Immanuel Lutheran Church. Expressions of sympathy may be left to the family at

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