Steve I am so sorry to hear of your Mother's passing. my thoughts and prayers are with you and your Family. Dave King
Celebration of Life Services will be held on Friday, October 19, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in Essex, Iowa. The family will privately hold a graveside inurnment in the Essex Cemetery.
Memorials may be directed to the St. John's Lutheran Church.
Marjorie Dean (Jurchen) Swanson was born on August 23, 1928 in Atlantic, Iowa, the daughter of Arthur and Maude (Simmons) Jurchen. Marjorie entered into eternal peace on Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at the Elm Heights Care Center in Shenandoah, Iowa.
Marjorie's early years were spent in Grant, Iowa. She attended Grant Elementary School, Science Vale Country School and later Atlantic High School. On May 26, 1945 she was united in marriage to Leslie Raymond Swanson in Yuma, Arizona. The couple resided on the Marine base in El Centro, California until returning to Essex in 1945, where she resided until March of 2014. She then moved to Windsor Manor in Shenandoah and later to the Elm Heights Care Center.
Marjorie was a devoted farm wife and mother. She worked for a period of time at Union Carbide in the mid 1950's. She was a very involved member of St. John's Lutheran Church. She was a counselor for Luther League for four years, participated on numerous committees and taught Sunday School for 10 years. Her community activities included serving on the Essex Housing Board, President of the United Fund and the PTA and a member of the 20th Century Club. Marjorie was also the longest living member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Post 333, which she had been a member of since 1949. Some of her hobbies included gardening, raising flowers, golfing, playing cards, dancing, latchhook, embroidering, reading and cross stitching.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Leslie, brother Edgar Lake, Jr., sisters Charlotte Miller and Delores King and sisters-in-law Marilyn Knight and Rosemarie Boan.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children Sherry Camilletti and Stephen Swanson both of Essex and Scott Swanson-Norman of St. Regis, MT; eight grandchildren Trina Callie-Dixon of Tucson, AZ, Gino Camilletti of Las Vegas, NV, Shad Swanson of Coon Rapids, IA, Trevor Swanson (Katie) of Indianola, IA, Aubrey Swanson of Miami, FL, Riley Norman of Battle Mountain, NV, Ian Norman of Battle Mountain, NV, and Jonas Norman of Elko, NV; seven great-grandchildren Airman Brooke Camilletti of Ramstein Air Force Base, Germany, Mason Camilletti and Mia Camilletti both of Las Vegas, NV, Ryan Callie of Dallas, TX, Bryn Callie of Tucson, AZ, and Ryder Swanson and Tegan Swanson both of Indianola, IA; brother Harold Jurchen (Roberta) of Griswold; other relatives and friends.
Sorry for your loss Sherry, prayers to you . Richard P.
Linda and I were both sorry to hear of Marge's passing. Growing up, Les and Marge were our next door neighbors. I remember when I had my accident on the farm, it was Les who came to help Dad. Marge was always there to support him. She was always kidding me about Sherry chasing me around, and I'll always remember her humor. Gone, but not forgotten definitely applies to her. Again, sympathies to our old neighbors Sherry, Steve, and Scott.
Bernie & Linda