Gary Swanson


Gary Swanson, 74, of Dawson, Iowa, died Sunday, Feb. 15, 2015 at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines.

Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 20 at 1 p.m. at First United Methodist Church in Perry. Visitation will be Thursday, Feb. 19 from 1-7 p.m., with family present to greet friends from 5-7 p.m. at Carris Family Funeral Home in Perry. Burial will be in the Violet Hill Cemetery in Perry. Memorials may be given to family and may be left at the funeral home. Online condolences may be sent to

Survivors include his wife, Mary Elizabeth Swanson, of Dawson; mother, Miriam Swanson, of Adel; daughters, Elizabeth Ann Noring of Perry and Denise Rachele Mitchell of Perry; son, Garry Dan (Robyn) Swanson, of Winterset; sisters, Sharon (Robert) Spring of Des Moines and Donna (John) Simpson of Adel; grandchildren, Jessica (Daniel Richardson) Noring, Cory (Tina) Noring, Tia Noring, Michael Schmitz, Brittany Schmitz, JoLisa (Dustin Durham) Mitchell, Dakota Swanson and Wyatt Swanson; and a great grandson, Eduardo William Becerra-Santana.


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