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Swanson, James

d. September 29, 2013

James Swanson, age77, of Petersburg, passed away on Sunday, September 29, 2013 at St. John’s Hospital. He is survived by wife Nancy; his children, Christine (Kermit) Walden of Lafayette, GA Robert Swanson of Springfield, IL, and David Swanson of Coppell, TX; granddaughters,Melissa Rowlls, Stacey Walden; great-granddaughter, Morgan Rowlls; great-grandson, Mason Page. He is preceded in death by his parents and a brother, William Swanson. Mr. Swanson was born February 1, 1936 in Chicago, Illinois, the son of Rudolph W. and Freda Kohn Swanson. He married Nancy Brown on May 5, 1962 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Springfield, Illinois. Mr. Swanson graduated from Mound City Community High in Mound City, Illinois in 1953 and later graduated from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale, Illinois with a B.S. in Business Administration in 1957. He worked at Pehlman and Dold in Springfield, Illinois from 1958 through 1963, International Harvester from 1963-1970, Ernst & Ernst in Springfield, Illinois from 1970-1974, Hulcher Services Inc. in Virden, Illinois and Denton, Texas from 1974 until his retirement in 2001. Mr. Swanson is a member of the Cantrall United Methodist Church, American Institute of CPA’s, and was a past-member of Illinois and Texas Societies of CPA’s. He served for the Illinois Army National Guard from 1957 until 1963. Visitation will be held from 10:00 AM until time of memorial services at 11:00 AM Thursday, October 3, 2013 at the Cantrall United Methodist Church. Rev. Jarrett Wells officiating. Memorials can be made to the Cantrall United Methodist Church, 9406 State Route 29, Cantrall, Illinois 62625, or St. John’s Hospice Unit. Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens is assisting the family.


  1. I was checking Mom’s obituary and noticed Jim’s. They worked together for Hulcher’s here in Virden. My sister and I remember Mom mentioning Jim and what a nice man he was. So we share the lost of two good people. Prayers from Betty Wallace’s daughters.

  2. So sorry to hear of James’ passing. James’s son, Robert, has worked on many projects for us here at the School of Medicine. James raised a good son, and I’m sure an equally good family, brilliant, amazing work-ethic, and a really good person. My prayers go out to James and the entire Swanson family. Sincerely, John Runge

  3. Jim started Hulcher’s not long after I began there. Many good memories of him during the years I worked there. Prayers and sympathies to you and your family.

  4. Nancy & Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Jim was a fine man and we will be praying for you and you family. God Bless.

  5. Nancy: You and Jim were always so nice to me when I attended things at Cantrall and I thought you were the cutest couple. I am so very sorry for all the pain and sorrow you have been and are experiencing. I will continue to hold you up in my prayers.


    Pat Dansby

  6. Nancy and Family, I am so sorry about the loss of Jim. He was always kind and nice. May God comfort you in your bereavement, and heal your hearts.

  7. I am so sorry we didn’t know of Jim’s death when it happened. My husband, Whitey Tilling, has shared many fond memories of his Aunt Freda, and cousins, Jimmy and Billy.

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