Warren Bruce Swanson, 92, of Preemption, Illinois died Sunday, January 24, 2016 at home. Services are 11 a.m. Friday, January 29, 2016 at Fippinger Funeral Home in Aledo. Burial is in the Viola Cemetery. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Thursday at Fippinger's where memorials may be left to St. Jude's Children's Hospital or the Preemption United Methodist Church. Online condolences can be made at www.fippingerfuneralhome.com.
He was born in Galesburg, Illinois on December 24, 1923 to Clark and Sarah Cash Swanson. He graduated from Viola High School in 1942 and never married.
Bruce farmed the family farm in the Viola area with his father and uncle. He moved to Preemption where he farmed with his father, and later with his brother, retiring in 2010.
He was a current member of the Preemption United Methodist Church and former member of the Viola United Methodist Church. He enjoyed farming, gardening and tinkering with tractors.
Survivors include one brother, John (Marie) Swanson of Preemption, IL; one niece, Lisa Swanson of Milan; one nephew, Wes Swanson of Preemption; two great nephews, Timothy (Shasta) Schrock and their son, Uther of Puyallup, WA; Andrew Schwerdtfeger of Bettendorf, IA; one great niece, Sarah Anne (Brett) Lippold and their children, Asher and Ella of Marysville, WA.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
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Thursday, January 28th, 2016, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, Fippinger Funeral Home
Friday, January 29th, 2016, 11:00am, Fippinger Funeral Home
Thursday, January 28th, 2016, 4:00pm, Fippinger Funeral Home