Charles "Chuck" Swanson, 63, of Spring Valley, Ill., lost his battle with cancer on Thursday morning, September 3, 2020. Chuck was born January 26, 1957 in Moline, Ill., to the late Raymond and Betty (Mathena) Swanson.
Chuck is survived by his sister, Nancy Swanson Jones of Spring Valley, who was his caregiver for the past 10 years, brother, Frank (Wendy) Swanson of Milwaukee Wis., two nieces, Rebecca & Sara Swanson, nephew, Mike Jones, two uncles, Russ & Bill, five cousins, Dennis, Luana, Brenda, Gary, & Kim, many friends; and his ex-wife Melody Epley Swanson and her mother Harriet Epley, with whom he remained close.
Chuck graduated from Putnam County High School and went to work at Sunstrand where he built hydraulic pumps and hydrostatic transmissions for over 30 years.
He was an avid Chicago Cubs and Bears fan. Chuck enjoyed helping people and he loved assisting with Special Olympics where he enjoyed watching everyone succeed to the best of their ability.
A graveside service will be held at 1 p.m., Wednesday, September 9, 2020, at Salem Lutheran Cemetery #2 on route 89 just north of Varna.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital or to Special Olympics.
Online condolences may be left for the family at lenzmemorialhome.com
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