Obituary for Russell Clarence Swanson

Russell Clarence Swanson

Birth Date: Sep. 26th, 1932
Date Passed: Feb. 22nd, 2015


Russell Clarence Swanson age 82, of Ravenna, MI died Sunday, February 22, 2015 at Spectrum Butterworth in Grand Rapids. Russ was born on September 26, 1932 in Muskegon, MI to the late Gilbert C. and Mrytis L. (Kring) Swanson. He married Eileen E. (Berry) Swanson on March 28, 1964 in Muskegon, MI. Russ was a Veteran of the U.S. Army and a science teacher at Oakridge Public School for 32 years. Russ is survived by his wife of 50 Years: Eileen E. Swanson of Ravenna. 2 Sons: Ron (Ali) Swanson of Ravenna and Steve (Rebecca) Swanson of Sparta. 6 Grandchildren: Benjamin, Anastasia, Caitlin, Thomas, Zachary and Elise. 1 Sister: Joann Vanderploeg of Muskegon and sister in-law: Margaret Swanson of California. Russ was preceded in death by his parents and brother: Vernon Swanson. Funeral Services for Russell C. Swanson will be conducted on Friday, February 27, 2015 at 11:00am at the First Reformed Church in Ravenna. Burial will be at Hilton Cemetery. The family will be at the Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna on Thursday, February 26, 2015 from 6:00 to 8:00pm to receive friends. They will also be at the church on Friday 1 hour prior to service. Memorials may be directed to the First Reformed Church Building Fund. Go to or Facebook @ Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna Inc. to sign the online guestbooks. The Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna is in charge of funeral arrangements. 231-853-6511


6:00pm to 8:00pm on
Feb. 26th, 2015 at Throop Funeral Home of Ravenna
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11:00am on Feb. 27th, 2015 at First Reformed Church
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2:00pm on Feb. 27th, 2015 at
Hilton Cemetery
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