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Walter Willis Swanson

12/23/1925 - 6/4/2018

EAST PEORIA ~ Walter Willis Swanson, 92, of East Peoria, passed away at 8:05 a.m. Monday, June 4, 2018 at Farmington County Manor.  He was formerly of Indianapolis, Indiana.

He was born December 23, 1925 in Galesburg to Walter A. and Wanda (Kathcart) Swanson.

He is survived by a nephew, Clayton S. (Carolyn) Apt of East Peoria and several great nieces and nephews.

Walter was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Jean Walker Swanson on January 27, 2004; one son, Jeffery W. Swanson; one daughter, Gail J. Swanson and one sister, Alice Apt.

Walter was a World War II Navy veteran, a graduate of Knox College in Galesburg and a retiree of Best Foods.  He will be remembered as a kind soul.

He was a member of Pleasant View Lutheran Church in Indianapolis and Phi Delta Kappa Fraternity

His graveside service will be at 2 p.m. Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at Camp Butler National Cemetery in Springfield, with military rites conducted by the United States Navy and the Interveterans Burial Detail of Sangamon County.  There will be no visitation. 

Arrangements have been entrusted to Preston-Hanley Funeral Homes & Crematory in Pekin.