Larry R. Swanson

Larry R. Swanson

June 28, 1943 - March 07, 2019

Larry R. Swanson, 75, of New London passed away on Thursday, March 7, 2019, at the New London Specialty Care Center in New London.

Larry was born on June 28, 1943, in Fairfield the son of Raymond C. and Wilma L. (Spray) Swanson. He graduated from Fairfield High School in the class of 1962. Larry enjoyed his time outside hunting, fishing, trapping and sitting around a good bond fire. He was very musical, able to play the piano by ear, and the harmonica.

He worked for a milk company in Burlington then as a welder for CECO Building Systems and retired from Iowa Wesleyan College as a security officer.

Larry is survived by his two grandson’s, Brandon Whittle and Nate Lewis, one sister, Gloria (Larry) Messer of Mt. Pleasant, two brothers, Robert (Penny) Swanson of Mt. Pleasant and Richard (Kim) Swanson of Lockridge along with several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, and three daughters, Robin Kay Swanson, Nikki Lewis, Lara Harding, and his lifelong companion Jan Heitmeier.

Larry’s family will receive friends on Thursday, March 14, 2019, from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Murphy Funeral Home of Mt. Pleasant. Following the visitation a Celebration of Life Service will be held at 6 p.m. with Rev. Earl Swigart officiating. Cremation has been entrusted to the Murphy Funeral Home and private family burial will be held at a later date at the Lockridge Cemetery. Memorials may be directed to the Lockridge Cemetery or the Lockridge Baptist Church in his memory.

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