Submitted by Melva L. Taylor
The Daily Gazette, Sterling-Rock Falls, Illinois
November 15, 1993 - Monday
GENEVIEVE K. (Kittendorf) SWANSON
Prophetstown: - GENEVIEVE K. (Kittendorf) SWANSON - 86, of 612 Grove St., Prophetstown, died Nov. 14, 1993 at Crest Health Care Center, Davenport, Iowa. Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the First Congregation Church, Prophetstown. Burial will be at Riverside Cemetery, Prophetstown. Visitation will be from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the Gardner Funeral Home, Prophetstown. A memorial has been established to First Congregational Church or Eastern Star Masonic Order.
Mrs. Swanson was born Aug. 10, 1907 in Chicago, the daughter of Frank and Ellen (Erickson) Kittendorf. She was educated in Chicago schools and attended Business College in Chicago. She married Carl Nord Swanson May 4, 1934 at South Shore Community Congregational Church, Chicago. She was employed as bookkeeper for Charles Ringer Co., Kroger Employees Credit Union, and as investigator for the Better Business Bureau, Chicago. She retired in 1971 at which time she moved to Prophetstown. She was a member of South Shore Community Congregational Church and served as chairman of the Board of Christian Education, Church School Superintendent, and chairman of the Women's Fellowship, all of Chicago; past president of the Women's Club, Chicago; past member of South Side Swedish Club, and past member of Chicago Missionary Society; was presently a member of Miverva Chapter, O.E.S., Prophetstown; First Congregational Church, and the Martha Circle of the church.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Karla Roffee of Phoenix, Ariz., and Norma Wren of Riverdale, Iowa; two sons, Warren Swanson of Omaha, Neb., and Wayne Swanson of Iowa City, Iowa; 20 grandchildren; 23 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, two daughters, one brother, and one sister.