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Obituary: Janice (Hultman) Swanson

BATAVIA, IL (May 15, 2018) – Janice (Hultman) Swanson, widow of Covenant pastor and Midwest Conference superintendent Warren Swanson, died Friday, May 11. She was 93.

Janice was born October 26, 1924, in Tonawanda, New York. She earned an associate’s degree at North Park Junior College and then her RN at Swedish Covenant Hospital School of Nursing.

She married Warren on September 12, 1947.

They served churches in Winnetka, Illinois; Orange, Massachusetts; Richfield, Minnesota; Brockton, Massachusetts; and Lexington, Massachusetts. He became superintendent in 1970.

Janice liked to say she was active in every organization in the church except the men’s group—and she hosted and fed them.

She was preceded in death by Warren in 1985. She is survived by a daughter, Ann (Timothy) Carlson; a son, Kurt (Kristin) Swanson; four grandchildren, and five great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life service will be held at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 27. at The Holmstad. Memorial gifts may be sent to The Holmstad Benevolence Fund, 700 W. Fabyan Parkway, Batavia, IL 60510.


About the Author

  • Marianne Peters is a freelance writer, master gardener, and environmental educator. She lives in Plymouth, Indiana with her husband, two teenage daughters, and two mischievous ginger cats called Fred and George (after the Weasley twins of Harry Potter fame). From 2008-2013 she wrote the Creation Care column for Covenant Companion magazine. In 2011, her family decided to downsize by half, a decision that led to the publication of her book Declutter for Good: Share Your Life and Reclaim Your Life. She blogs about green living and gardening at www.freshwordswriting.com.

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