Ruth C. Swanson
November 8, 1930 - August 28, 2020
Ruth Swanson, 89, passed away peacefully in her sleep on Friday, August 28, 2020 at Rittenhouse Village of Michigan City.
Due to the pandemic and the need for social distancing, a private family service and burial at Greenwood Cemetery will be conducted. However, those who would like to pay their respects to Mrs. Swanson may do so between 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm Thursday, September 3, 2020 at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN. The immediate family will not be present. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date.
She was born November 8, 1930 in Michigan City Indiana to the late Michael and Nellie Esper. On October 7, 1950 she married Robert J. Swanson who preceded her on November 15, 2013.
Surviving are two daughters, Rebecca (Ronald) Tiedeman of Michigan City, IN and Robin (Tim) McMeekan of Carmel, IN; son, Robert J. (Mardy) Swanson, Jr. of North Royalton, OH; and two grandsons, Neil Tiedeman of Carmel, IN and Jonathan (Jennifer) Swanson of North Royalton, OH, one great-granddaughter, Jillian Swanson, sister-in-law Maria Elsa Esper, many nieces and nephews and her precious cat Mia.
She was preceded in death by her beloved grandson, Robert J. Swanson, III., and six sisters Marge Mahaffey, Helen Chauvin, Ann Tanber, Adelle Peterman, Virginia Browning, Evelyn Esper and three brothers, George Esper, Louis Esper and Michael Esper Jr.
She had worked as a waitress at Gene’s restaurant, Hickory Pit and Rodini’s restaurant. Ruth was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, and Woman of the Moose No. 935. Ruth enjoyed playing Rummikub with her friends at Rittenhouse, musical theater, and Watching Dancing With the Stars with her great-nieces Mallory and Kelly.
Contributions may be made to the Share Foundation for the Handicapped, P.O. Box 400, Rolling Prairie, IN 46371, or to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 501 St. Jude Pl., Memphis, TN 38105.
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