In Memory of

Allen Myron Swanson

February 15, 1946 - December 8, 2020
From: Peterson, IA
Allen Myron Swanson

Allen Myron Swanson

Born: February 15, 1946
Died: December 8, 2020
Age: 74

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     Allen Myron Swanson, the son of Myron and Mildred (Toft) Swanson was born February 15, 1946 in Hartley, IA. His childhood years were spent in the Royal, IA area, where he attended school, and graduated from Royal High School in 1964.

     Allen married Linda Koenig on January 16, 1966 at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal, IA. He relished farming his entire life. He also enjoyed Nascar, entertaining friends, tractor pulls, cattle shows, working the ground, and never missed as opportunity to spend time with family, especially his grandchildren. He was a member of Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Royal.

     Allen passed away on Tuesday, December 8, 2020 at his home, at the age of 74. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Linda, and one sister, Karen Cusack.

     Left to cherish his memory are 2 children, Chris (Lisa) Swanson of Peterson, IA, and Pam (Tom) Hanson of Linn Grove, IA; 7 grandchildren, Brandon (Briana) Swanson     Allie (Tyler) Peterson Collin (Taylor) Swanson Kal (Jennifer) Swanson Jake (Madison) Hanson Austin Hanson and Cassidy Hanson; 4 great-grandchildren, Lennon and Briar Peterson, Kyeson Hanson, and Landry Swanson; other relatives; and many special friends

SERVICES
Graveside services will be held 11:00 A.M., Monday, December 14, at Willow Creek Cemetery in Royal.

In Lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Allen's name.
OFFICIATING
Pastor Mark Wilms
CASKET BEARERS
Brandon (Briana) Swanson
Allie (Tyler) Peterson
Collin (Tayler) Swanson
Kal (Jennifer) Swanson
Austin Hanson
Cassidy Hanson
Jake (Madison) Hanson

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS:
Greg Toft 
Pete Crew
Jack Ward
Mike Hartman
Richie Thiesen
Chuck Rabel
Bruce Jones
VISITATION

Visitation, without the family present will be held Sunday, December 13, from 2-5:00 P.M., at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.

The family will not be able to receive friends at Allen's home on Sunday due to COVID.

INTERMENT
Willow Creek Cemetery
Royal, Iowa

Condolences

Monday, December 14, 2020 at 2:16 PM
“Family of Allen Swanson,

Sorry for your loss.

With Sympathy,
Dianne Binder”
- DIANNE C BINDER
Monday, December 14, 2020 at 7:40 AM
“Al was a great man always enjoyed his company all of his family are in my prayers. ”
- Ted Hoeppner
Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 9:16 AM
“My deepest sympathy to your family. Your parents were great people and gone way too soon. Hold on to your memories. Sending prayers.”
- Shirley Selzer
Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 9:16 AM
“Chris, Lisa, Pam and family, I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your dad. I know you will be surrounded by much love and wanted you to know that I’m thinking of you. ”
- Kristi Eckard
Sunday, December 13, 2020 at 9:16 AM
“To all the Swansons’ - I’m so sorry for your loss. Al is a great guy. He and Linda raised a great family And he will be missed !!! ”
- Colleen and Bill Gerdeman
Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 10:07 AM
“Hello we are so sorry, your dad was a big and good influence on our whole family and the whole community. What a great reputation a great name. We are so sorry ”
- Kevin Paulsen
Friday, December 11, 2020 at 10:37 AM
“I am sorry to hear of Al's passing. I so enjoyed spending time with your folks in your family camper at half time of Chris's high school football games. Good memories. Hold on to yours.”
- Judy Langholz
Friday, December 11, 2020 at 9:33 AM
“So sorry for your loss. You have our prayers>”
- Jim & Pat Hynes
Friday, December 11, 2020 at 9:01 AM
“Chris, Pam and family, What a wonderful tribute to your dad and your family. Those pictures took me down memory lane, so thank you. I remember as a child looking so forward to going to the tractor pulls on Sunday night. The adrenaline of watching your dad in that big tractor was so exciting and just spending time with my second family.
I am blessed beyond measure! We all know that he is with Jesus and all of our loved ones that have gone before us. Gone but never forgotten. Remember to carry on those valuable things he taught you with you children. You have become such wonderful loving adults and I know that Allen and Linda are so proud of all of you. We are praying for you and your family as you celebrate Allen's life. Love you all so much Carl and Laura Carlentini”
- Laura Carlentini
Friday, December 11, 2020 at 7:51 AM
“So very sorry to hear of Allen's death! He still had that great smile! Peace to you all.”
- Jean Tripp
Friday, December 11, 2020 at 7:51 AM
“We are very sorry for your loss. Your Mom and Dad were very special people.”
- Larry & Pat Lewis
Friday, December 11, 2020 at 7:51 AM
“So very sorry for your loss. Al was a good friend to many and I always appreciated his passion for life. He showed us all a little bit of how life should be lived. God Bless!”
- Jarret and Brenda Golwitzer
Friday, December 11, 2020 at 7:51 AM
“Our Sympathy to the family of Allen. He put up a good fight. In the time of need Allen and Linda were great to my Dad during his illness as they were to many people in the Royal Community. He will be missed. Hold onto those Precious memories as we have. Sending our Love and Sympathy.
Chuck and Donna (Christensen) Tielbur Milford IA ”
- Chuck and Donna Tielbur
Friday, December 11, 2020 at 7:51 AM
“So sorry for your loss. Al's love for live always touched me. ”
- Kent Pliner
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 1:56 PM
“deepest sympathy to the family.”
- mike treinen
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 11:22 AM
“Chris and Pam and families,
My heart hurts for you as you say good bye to your Dad/Gr. father.
But, where there is sadness, LOVE plants a "FIELD" of memories...and I'm sure you
have many of them.
You are all in my prayers, may God hold you all close.
- Audrey Schmidt
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 11:21 AM
“Our deepest condolences to your family in your time of loss. We are grateful for the memories of Al through the years.
- Tod and Margaret Schiernbeck
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 11:21 AM
“Our sympathy to your family! May the Lord wrap his arms around you and bless you with peace.”
- Roland & Gwen Taylor
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 11:21 AM
“My deepest sympathy to you Chris and Pam and families. You and your parents were special friends. Many precious memories. Prayers for your family.”
- Mary Hagedorn Hanson
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 8:01 AM
“Praying for all of Al's family. He was a great family friend and much more. Many wonderful times between our families.”
- Josh Hagedorn
Thursday, December 10, 2020 at 8:01 AM
“Allen Swanson Family
So sorry for your loss.
Take care and God Bless✝️”
- Randy and Suzanne Krukow
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