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Jeffrey K. Swanson

September 9, 1951 ~ June 5, 2023 (age 71) 71 Years Old


Jeffrey K. Swanson, 71, a lifelong resident of Aurora, IL passed away peacefully on June 5, 2023. He was born on September 9, 1951 in Aurora, IL the son of Henry and Anna Marie (Hettinger) Swanson. He courageously fought colon cancer and eventually beat it. Jeff had a love for sports, especially baseball. He coached his sons in their youth sports at Our Lady of Good Counsel and their Legion baseball leagues. He was their biggest supporter in all that they did. Jeff was a longtime employee for the City of Aurora and retired in 2006 after 35 years of dedicated service. During retirement he found enjoyment in traveling to Arizona for Spring Training and enjoyed spending the winter months in Florida. He was a lifelong member at the Phoenix and Tiger Clubs in Aurora. He loved his family dearly and will be sorely missed by all.

He is survived by his wife of 43 years, Shirley Swanson; sons, Nick, Andy (Kathryn) and Edward Swanson; grandchildren, Annalee, Cole, Natalie and Wyatt; siblings, Paul (Pat Leavitt) Swanson, Alan (Cassi) Swanson and Mary Woods; dear friends, Mike Lehnert and Ron Slewitzkie as well as one niece and 7 nephews.

He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Bill Swanson.

Family will be receiving guests on Thursday, June 8, 2023 from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM at Dieterle Memorial Home, 1120 S. Broadway Ave. Montgomery, IL 60538. Funeral Mass will be on Friday, June 9, 2023 at 11:00 AM at St. Mary’s Catholic Church 430 E. Downer Place, Aurora, IL 60505. Interment will be private.

For directions and online guestbook visit


June 8, 2023

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Dieterle Memorial Home
1120 South Broadway
Montgomery, IL 60538

Funeral Mass
June 9, 2023

11:00 AM
St. Mary's Catholic Church
430 E. Downer
Aurora, IL 60505


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