Mary Marie Swanson

August 29, 1939January 1, 2019

Mrs. Robert L. Swanson passed away peacefully on January 1, 2019. She was born August 29, 1939, in Sioux City, Iowa. She is survived by her husband, Robert (“Bob”) Swanson, to whom she was married for 60 years; son, David (Mandy) Swanson; daughters, Karen (David) Shelton and Susan (Jerry) Crane; grandchildren, Matthew Shelton, Katelyn Gaston, Nicholas Shelton, Cassandra Shelton, Parker Shelton, Nathan Crane, and Hannah Crane; siblings, Virginia Lynns, George Oehlerking, Karl Oehlerking, Eric Oehlerking, and Fred Oehlerking. She was preceded in death by her parents, Arnold and Marie Oehlerking; and, siblings, Ray Oehlerking, Kathleen Oehlerking, and Steven Oehlerking. Mary was a very active member of Christus Victor Lutheran Church, where she at one time served as Church Secretary and recently as secretary of the Springhaven Home Owners Association. She was an avid quilter and enjoyed being a homemaker. She also loved bird watching, tending to her flowers, and reading. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at Christus Victor Lutheran Church, 400 Harbison Boulevard, Columbia, SC, on January 12, 2019, at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her honor to Christus Victor Lutheran Church.


  • Christus Victor Lutheran Church


  • Celebration of Life Saturday, January 12, 2019

Mary Marie Swanson

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Peggy Altman

January 10, 2019

Please accept my sincerest sympathy. You are in my thoughts and prayers now and in the days ahead.

I have such fond memories of Mary at bluegrass pickins and gatherings. We had some great times. She was a very special lady.

Audrey Fenton

January 6, 2019

To Bob, My sincere sympathy in your loss. We had a lot of good times here in Sioux City back in the 60's and 70's.

Audrey Fenton

Holly Atkins

January 3, 2019

Dear Karen and family,

We are thinking of you at this time and your sweet mother. Please know you are in our prayers. Love, Holly and Buddy