In memory of
Swanson, Eugene 81, passed away Thursday, October 13, 2016. He was a loving husband, father, grandfather and wholesale foods industry retired sales representative. Gene graduated from Wichita University with a BS in Zoology. He served in the U.S. Army and was Chief of Wichita Civil Defense. Preceded in death by parents, Howard and Irma (Crosswhite) Swanson. Survivors: wife of 58 years, Janis (Achelpohl) Swanson; children, David Swanson (Rita) of OK, Bev Sojourner (Karen) of MO, Alan Swanson (Julie) of VA; sister, Mary Briggs (John) of KS; grandchildren, Angie Stephen, Charley and Caleb Sidener, Jill Sojourner, Sara Flood and Forrest Swanson; 6 great-grandchildren. Funeral service, 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, October 19, at Northridge Friends Church. Burial will follow at 2:30 p.m. at Argonia City Cemetery, Argonia, KS. Memorials established with Northridge Friends Church, 2655 Bullinger, Wichita, KS 67204 and The Salvation Army, 350 N. Market, Wichita, KS 67202. Downing & Lahey Mortuary West. www.dlwichita.com
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