Shirley Burger and children, Michael and Patricia, send their condolences. We know he will be greatly missed by his family.
GEORGE SWANSON JR.
OXFORD, Iowa - George Daniel Swanson Jr., 85, of Oxford, passed away on Wednesday, January 2, 2019, at Mercy Hospital, Iowa City.
The family will have a private gathering and celebration of his life. Burial will take place in Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Iowa City Hospice in George's name. The Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
George was born on December 8, 1933, in Chicago, Illinois, the son of George and Clara Scheitler Swanson Sr. He graduated from Lindblom High School, class of 1952, playing on the football team, winning the 1951 city championship. He married Betty M. Bollinger on February 2, 1957, in the Danford Chapel in Iowa City.
He was a veteran of the US Army achieving the rank of sergeant.
He was well known in the construction business in Iowa City for over 40 years. George was an avid reader and was well known at the Coralville Public Library. He enjoyed his construction work, watching the Chicago Bears and the Hawkeyes. He also enjoyed helping his family and friends.
Those left to honor his memory include his wife of almost 62 years, Betty Swanson; his children Danny Akers (Vickie) of Williamsburg, Georgia Gerth of Muscatine, Nancy Swanson of Oxford, Linda Keast (Russell), of Cedar Rapids, and Kevin Swanson (Mary Lou) of Amana; 10 grandchildren, Devon, Danielle, Bill, Evan, Chris, Jesse, Zach, Sam, Jacob, and Lauren; 15 great-grandchildren; and one great great-grandson.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one sister, Jean Brady; and one son-in-law, Steven Gerth.
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