Lois Swanson


Funeral Services for 86-year old Lois Swanson of Gordon, NE, will be Friday, October 29, 2021, at 2:00 PM at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Gordon.

Burial will be in the Gordon Cemetery.

Vigil Service will be Thursday, October 28, at 6:00 PM, also at St. Leo’s Catholic Church in Gordon.

A memorial has been established for St Leo’s Catholic or the Willow Tree Festival in Gordon. Donations may be sent in care of the Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home, PO Box 366, Gordon, NE 69343

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Lois (Hanneman) Swanson was born in Porcupine, SD, on June 15, 1935, and passed away from this life on October 21, 2021, at her home in Gordon, Nebraska.

Lois grew up in Batesland, SD, and attended school there through 8th grade. She then moved to Gordon where she graduated high school.

During her freshman year in high school, she met her future husband, Gordon Swanson. She was very active in various organizations during this time and was elected Homecoming Queen her senior year. She then attended the University of Denver.

When Gordon returned from the Navy, they were married on April 15, 1954. To this union were born six children: Rick, LeeAnn, Joni, Lisa, Mike, and Scott. She had 24 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren, which she was so very proud of. She enjoyed her family most of all, and enjoyed going to their sporting events, school activities and on camping trips.

Besides raising her children, Lois held various jobs. Her favorite profession was working in the banking industry where she worked for many years.

She enjoyed entertaining, cooking, playing cards, and spoiling her beloved dog Foxie.

Chamberlain-Pier Funeral Home in Gordon is in charge of arrangements for Lois Swanson