Brian G. Swanson

ISLAND LAKE – Internment services for Brian G. Swanson, 61, formerly of Mendota, will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2023 at Restland Cemetery in Mendota with Rev. Mary Bohall officiating. Merritt Funeral Home, Mendota is assisting the family.

He passed away unexpectedly at his home in Island Lake on May 24, 2023.

He is survived by a much-loved daughter, Amber, of Grove, Okla., and a soon to be grandchild and his faithful furry friend, Moose. Also grieving his passing are a brother, Colin and his wife Sharon of Pasco, Wash.; a sister, Dennet, of Island Lake; a cousin, Heather Rundell of LaSalle and her family; an uncle, C. Leslie Swanson of Anniston, Ala.; a cousin, Laurie Wright also of Anniston, and her family; three nieces, two nephews, and seven grandnephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert J. and Jean E. Swanson of Mendota; a brother, Andrew, of LaSalle: an aunt, Lois Swanson; an uncle Roger Swanson, an aunt and uncle P. John Harris and his wife Sharon; and two cousins, Linda L. Swanson and David G. Wright.

Brian was a life-long outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, and animals of every size, shape and species. He was a proud graduate of the MHS class of 1979 and spent more than 35 years in the transportation business, which took him all over the United States and Canada. At one time, he was also a member of the Masonic Lodge in Mendota.

Brian has now gone fishing full time.

Memorials may be directed to Illinois Valley Animal Rescue.