resident Everett C. Swanson, 91, died Sunday, April 9, 2017.
He was born in
Chesterton on January 27, 1926, the son of Edward A. Swanson and Esther
He graduated from
Chesterton High School Class of 1944. He served in the Army in the
Philippines during the Second World War. Everett worked for 43 years as an
Interlocking Operator for the New York Central Railroad and its successors.
He worked at locations in Porter, Portage, Gary and Hartsdale. He was a
lifelong member of Augsburg Lutheran Church.
garden provided enjoyment to many in the community. He was known for his
daffodils and roses. He hybridized daylilies and donated produce to the
local food bank. He was a lifelong Cubs fan with an extensive knowledge of
He is survived by
his sister-in-law Doris Swanson. He is survived by two nieces, Claire
Swanson of Montville Township, NJ, and Laura (Tim) Schoenecker of Glen
Carbon, IL; a nephew, Howard (Carolyn) Swanson of Atlanta, GA; grand-nieces
Kristin Anne and Rachel Lynn Schoenecker.
Along with his
parents, Everett was preceded in death by three brothers, E. Marvin Swanson,
C. Howard Swanson and Eldon A. Swanson.
The funeral service
is planned for Noon on Thursday, April 13, at Augsburg Lutheran Church in
Porter. Pastor Erik Bernth will officiate. Burial will be in the Augsburg
The family will
receive friends from 10 a.m. to Noon on Thursday at Augsburg Lutheran
Church, in Porter.
Memorials may be
made to the Augsburg Lutheran Church or the Moody Bible Institute.
Everett was a
caring, gracious, helpful, and gentle soul. He will be greatly missed by his
family and friends.
under the direction of White-Love Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.
Memories may be