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Donna Swanson


Published: Tuesday, July 1, 2014 12:18 p.m. CDT

Donna Swanson, 92, of Creston died June 28, 2014 at Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston.

Memorial services will be 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014 at Salem Lutheran Church in Creston. The Rev. Brian Jack will officiate. Burial will be at a later date. Open memorial gathering will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2014 with family to receive friends from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Powers Funeral Home in Creston. Memorials may be made to Greater Regional Hospice Home or Salem Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be given at www.powersfh.com

Donna May Benson was born May 2, 1922 in Creston to Joy Love (Porter) and Sylvester Alvin Benson.

Donna graduated from Creston High School.

On Aug. 10, 1941 in Maryville, Mo., Donna married Walton August Swanson. They settled in Creston, where Donna worked for J.C. Penney’s and also for the Frosty Shop.

Donna was an active mother and homemaker. Donna was an active member of the Salem Lutheran Church, Creston V.F.W. Auxiliary, Eagles Auxiliary, South Side Boosters, South Side Kitchen Band, Red Hat Society, Tuesday Club, The Blubber Club and Creston Cozy Campers.

Donna is survived by two sons, Larry (wife Connie) Swanson of Afton and Dave Swanson of Creston; daughter-in-law Connie Swanson of Creston; brother, Alvin “Red” Benson of Creston; 10 grandchildren, Rodney Swanson of Arispe, Grant (wife Mary) Swanson of Afton, Jamie (wife Laurel) Swanson of Bondurant, Jennifer (husband Bryant) Egenberger of Des Moines, Amy Vanscoy of Creston, Christine Sherrod of Creston, Michael (wife Alexis) of Orient, Katie Swanson of Loveland, Colo. and Matthew Swanson of Orient; two step-grandchildren, Celia Cioccio of Washington, and Kellie (husband Jason) Clemen of Apopka, Fla.; 18 great-grandchildren, Zach, Jason, Hunter, Gunner, Macy, Harley, Tommi, Toni, Tessi, Khy, Khalil, Khouri, Rebecca, Wyatt, Spencer, Parker, Gianni and Devin.

Donna is preceded in death by her parents, husband Walton in 1996, daughter Linda Joy Swanson, son Karl Swanson and sister Clare B (husband Lester) Lininger and grandson Garth Swanson.

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