Claude William Swanson, 68 of Woodland went to be with the Lord on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at DRMC. On December 17, 1966 Claude and Ginger were married at Trinity United Methodist Church in Clearfield..
Born January 10, 1945 in Clearfield, he was the son of the late Frederick and Dolores (Woolever) Swanson.
Mr. Swanson was a member of the Lake Street United Methodist Church, Woodland. He was a veteran of the US Army during the Vietnam War having been stationed in Germany. Claude was employed by the Moshannon Valley School District until his retirement June 30, 2011. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and farm tractors as both a collector and admirer.
He is survived by his wife, Genevieve "Ginger" (Waring) Swanson, and 2 daughters and a son: Michele Bell and her husband Ken, West Decatur; William Swanson, Woodland; Susan Moore and her husband Dave, Clearfield; also 4 grandchildren: Matthew Bell, Justin Bell, Derek Moore and Kayla Moore; 2 brothers and 2 sisters: James Swanson and his wife Patty, Woodland; Leda Wisor, Bigler; Ronald Swanson, LeMoyne, PA; Sharon Hoffman, LeMoyne, PA.
He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers: Frederick Swanson and Leonard Swanson.
A Celebration of Life for Claude William Swanson will be at 2:00 PM Sunday, July 28, 2013 at the Lake Street United Methodist Church, Lake Street, Woodland, PA 16881 with Pastor Sean Smith officiating. The family will receive friends from 1:00 – 2:00 the time of service at the church. Burial will be in Bradford Cemetery at the convenience of the family. Military honors will be provided by the Clearfield Honor Guard following the celebration of life at the church.
Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Claude William Swanson to the Lake Street United Methodist Church, Lake Street , Woodland, PA 16881.
Bennett and Houser Funeral Home, Inc., 312 E. Locust Street, Clearfield, PA 16830 is assisting the family with their arrangements.
Online tributes may be made at www.bennettandhouserfuneralhome.com