John Swanson

Born: Friday, December 14, 1956
Passed: Saturday, April 14, 2018

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John Matthew Swanson age 61 died of a sudden illness at Doctors Medical Center Modesto, California. He resided at Modesto Residential Living Center. He grew up in Rockford, Illinois. John attended Maud Johnson, Carlson, and Eisenhower schools and Lake Forest Academy. As a young adult he completed Navy Boot Camp. He joined Bethesda Covenant Church.
Some of John's favorite things in life were sports. He especially enjoyed swimming, diving, and water skiing. He liked to fish and catch turtles at Whitewater, Wisconsin. He and his neighborhood friends built many forts. He liked the color purple and wearing flannel shirts. He enjoyed Cimino's pizza. The Allman brothers were his favorite vocal group.
He lived his last years at Mar Ric facility, Casa de Luz, and the Modesto Residential Living Center. He had contact with his family during this time. He was well liked and had a lot of contact with staff there. Many thanks to the Modesto Residential Living Center staff for their care. Thanks also to Doctors Medical staff and his San Francisco conservator. Thank you to Modesto Covenant Church Pastor and Chaplain Jeremy and Franklin & Downs Funeral Home, Modesto California.
John is survived by his dad, Gene Swanson; sister, Paula Rasanen; brothers, Dennis Swanson and Erik Swanson and their families. Also his uncles and aunts, cousins and other family and friends.
He is predeceased by his mother, Joan Swanson; grandparents, Walter and Lillian Swanson and Bengt and Virginia Sjostrom; and aunt, Kathleen Swanson.
The faith that comforted him in life comforts us in grief.
A private family service will be held at a later date. Memorials may be made to Crusader Community Health Foundation: Community Connections, 1200 W. State St., Rockford, IL 61102 or

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