Lyle Morris Swanson, 83, died Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Southwest Medical Center in Liberal, KS
He was born January 9, 1932 on a farm near Walthill, NE to Martin and Ada (Gabriel) Swanson.
He had farmed for two years before starting to work for Northern Natural Gas as a measurement technician and later as a measurement specialist. He worked in Hobbs, NM; Saint Peter and Owatonna, MN; Lincoln, NE; transferring to Liberal, KS in 1971. Lyle retired in 1987.
He served as a Boy Scout leader for many years. He was active in his church for many years at the Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd and became a member of the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.
After his retirement, he volunteered at the Good Samaritan Center doing woodcrafts and also served as a volunteer guardian, at Mosaic for individuals who are mentally/physically handicapped.
On January 3, 1954, he married Lena “Lea” Castor at Omaha, NE. She survives.
Other survivors include:
4 Sons- Randy Swanson, Liberal, KS
David Swanson and wife Cindy, Liberal, KS
Mark Swanson, Liberal, KS
Bradley Swanson and wife Kaoru, Honolulu, HI
1 Daughter- Marie Tibbetts and husband Mike, Pratt, KS
1 Brother -Jim Swanson, Homer, NE
13 Grandchildren- Joy Magner, Martin Swanson, Lindsey Starkey, Christopher Swanson, Amber Engelman, Jeremy Holloway, Trevor Holloway, Dakota Holloway, Arika Swanson, Airi Swanson, Ayu Swanson, Alex Swanson and Josh Swanson.
He is preceded in death by his Parents, Daughter-in-law, Nola Swanson, 4 Brothers, Martin Swanson Jr, Ray Swanson, Milan Swanson, Russell Swanson, and 2 Sisters, Celestia O’Conner and Alice Hayes.
Funeral Service will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, June 13, 2015 at the Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church, Liberal, KS with Rev. Andrew Wehling presiding. Burial will be in Liberal Cemetery.
Visitation time will be 9 am – 8 pm Friday with the family present to greet friends from 5 – 6 pm Friday at Brenneman Funeral Home.
Memorial Contributions may be sent to Mosaic in care of Brenneman Funeral Home 1212 W. 2nd Liberal, KS 67901.