Lavon Miriam Swink

January 20, 1924November 28, 2018

Lavon Miriam Swink, age 94, passed away on Wednesday November 28, 2018. She was born January 20, 1924 in Buena Vista County, Iowa to Mary Magdelena (Mikkelsen) and Hans Illum. She graduated from North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, MN and went on to become a minister. She married Henry Carl Swink on September 1, 1950 in Chehalis, WA.

Lavon is survived by; daughters Carlene (Paul) Seppala and Rebecca (David) Williams; grandchildren, Kirsten (Jonathan) Daniels; Jeffrey (Alexia) Seppala; Ryan (Jennifer) Williams; Carlene (Albert) Thomas; great grandchildren, Jonah Daniels; Ella Daniels; Milena Seppala; Annika Seppala; Aiden Williams; Olivia Williams; Adelyn Williams; Anayah Thomas; Kyon Thomas; and many nieces and nephews.

Lavon was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Henry Carl Swink; parents Hans and Mary Illum; brothers Ernest ; Wesley ; Vernley ; Cardia Illum; sisters Naomi Nelson and Eunice Wise.

A visitation for Lavon will be held Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 1:30 PM to 2:00 PM at Crist Mortuary, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO 80301. A funeral service will occur Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 2:00 PM, 3395 Penrose Place, Boulder, CO 80301. An interment will occur Tuesday, December 18, 2018 at 1:05 PM at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery, Minneapolis, MN.

Contributions in Lavon's memory may be made to Convoy of Hope, PO Box 1125, Springfield, MO 65801,

Fond memories and expressions of sympathy may be shared at for the Swink family.


  • Visitation Saturday, December 15, 2018
  • Funeral Service Saturday, December 15, 2018
  • Interment Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Lavon Miriam Swink

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