Evert E. Swanson

Evert Eugene Swanson, 87, formerly of 345 E. Hemlock St., died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at the Lutheran Home at Kane.Born January 18, 1923, in West Kane, he was a son of the late Oscar Albert and Ruth Peterson Swanson. On Dec. 13, 1947, in Kane, he married Hazel Cochran who preceded him in death.Mr. Swanson served in the Army Air Corps during World War II, attaining the rank of Technical Sergeant. During his service, he took part in 35 combat missions and received the Distinguished Flying Cross Air Medal with Two Oak Leaf Clusters.Before his retirement he was employed as a senior technician for Tennessee Gas Pipeline. He belonged to the American Legion Post #250 and was a past member of the Kane Elks. He also was a former member of the First Baptist Church.Surviving are a daughter, Linda (James) Bailey of Plantation, Fla.; two sons, William (Terri) Swanson and David (Sheila) Swanson, both of Kane; six grandchildren, Nina Zaretzky, Brooke Creamer, William Swanson, Jenna Swanson, Kylie Swanson, David Swanson Jr.; and a sister, Shirley (Howard) Rightenour of Lakeland, Fla.He was preceded in death, in addition to his wife and parents, by two brothers, Russell Swanson and Floyd Swanson; and a sister, Isabelle Swanson.Friends will be received Tuesday from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. noon at the Cummings Funeral Home,Inc. where funeral services will follow with the Rev. W. Craig Smith, pastor of the Mt. Jewett and Hazel Hurst United Methodist Churches, officiating. Burial will be at Forest Lawn Cemetery.Memorial donations may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project and sent to Cummings Funeral Home, Inc., 151 Greeves St., Kane, PA 16735. This is an organization that helps thousands of injured servicemen and women returning home from the current conflicts and provides assistance to their families.(https://support.woundedwarriorproject.org)Online condolences can be expressed at www.cummingsfh.com.