Donna Swanson


OHIO – Donna Swanson 86, of Ohio, Ill., passed away April 28, 2022 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center of Peoria.

Visitation will take place from 2-3:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 7, 2022 at Garland Funeral Home of Walnut. The funeral service will take place at 3:30 p.m. following the visitation at the funeral home. Burial will be at Union Cemetery in Ohio.

She was born on May 30, 1935 in Clinton, Iowa, the daughter of John and Dorothy (Walwer) Walker. She married Charles Swanson on March 26, 1960, in Ohio.

Survivors include her husband, Charles Swanson of Ohio; two sons, Jim (Diana) Kinnamon of Dwight and Robert (Linda) Swanson of Mendota; one sister, Pat (Elmer) Barkman of Florida; three grandchildren, Angela (Roy) Rodrick of Dwight, Erika Kinnamon of Streator and Brandon (Ashley) Swanson of Peru; five great-grandchildren and one more on the way.

 She was preceded in death by her parents; one son, Chuck Swanson; one brother, John Walker Jr.; and one sister, Sandy Gehler.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established to the Ohio, Ill. Fire Department and Ann and Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.

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