FREEPORT, IL (May 29, 2012) – An ecumenical memorial worship service for Evangelical Covenant Church Chaplain Donald Swanson, 55, will be conducted at 11 a.m. June 1 at Bethany United Church of Christ, 2341 West Stephenson Street in Freeport.
He died Friday, May 25, at University Hospital in Madison, Wisconsin.
Swanson was born February 26, 1957, in Winona, Minnesota, to LaVern and Delores (Emery) Swanson. He married Laurie Hostvet on June 17, 1978. He was ordained in the Evangelical Covenant Church.
Swanson served as pastor at LaBolt Covenant Church in LaBolt, North Dakota, and in several capacities as a chaplain. He also was the director of marketing, planning, and pastoral care for Freeport Health Network.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Karissa Swanson of Denver, Colorado, and Kendra Swanson of Freeport, Illinois; two brothers, Dale (Barbara) Swanson of Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and Elden (Pari) Swanson of Hutchison, Minnesota; and several nieces and nephews.
A condolence page has been established on the Walker Mortuary website.