OBITUARY

Edward Charles Swanson

May 11, 1930September 10, 2017
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Edward C. Swanson age 87, passed away on Sunday September 10th, 2017. Edward was born May 11th, 1930, in Detroit, Michigan. Beloved husband of Elaine for sixty-five years. Dear father of Dennis (Tina) Swanson, David (Deborah) Swanson and Danette (Daryl) Kress. Loving grandfather of Jody (Jerry) Buckley, Sommer Swanson, Stacy (Brian) Bono, Sarah (Brett) Berry, Bryon (Katelyn) Swanson, Todd (Erin) Kress, Brook (Julie) Kress and Kim Kress. Great grandfather of Jace, Jaxson, Jazmine, Mason, Paisley, Aubrey, Mackenzie, Peyton and Addison. Brother of the late Ben Swanson and the late Joyce Ann Nielson. Ed was a veteran of the U.S. Army (Korea), a funeral director in South Oakland County since 1961. Former mayor of Madison Heights, Michigan from November 8, 1999 to November 9, 2015. Visitation will be held at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home 30351 Dequindre Madison Heights, Michigan 48071 on Thursday September 14th, 2017 from 4:00 - 8:00 p.m. and Friday September 15th, 2017 from 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. with funeral services on Saturday September 16th, 2017, 10:30 a.m. at Edward Swanson & Son Funeral Home. Entombment Oakview Cemetery Royal Oak, Michigan. Memorials to The Beaumont Foundation P.O. Box 5802 Troy, Michigan 48007.

Services

  • Visitation Thursday, September 14, 2017
  • Visitation Friday, September 15, 2017
  • Funeral Service Saturday, September 16, 2017
REMEMBERING

Edward Charles Swanson

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MAYNARD HECK

September 25, 2017

OUR CONDOLENCES TO THE SWANSON FAMILY.TO ED, THANKS FOR ALL YOUR YEARS OF SERVIICE IN ALL YOU DID THROUGHOUT YOUR LIFETIME, AND FOR YOUR GREAT HUMOR.. WE WILL MISS YOU!. [PERSONAL TO DENNIS FROM MAYNARD HECK: SORRY I WAS OUT OF TOWN AND MISSED THE FUNERAL] MAYNARD & CAROL HECK [MADISON HEIGHTS, MI.].

Barry Burnham

September 20, 2017

With Mr. Swansons' passing ends an era in funeral service that few of us had the honor and privilege to experience. He was truly a people person and understood how important it is to build personal relationships. His stories and satires always kept us smiling. I will think of him often.

Gary May

September 18, 2017

Great Guy and Mayor met him a number of times and very Friendly and Smart Heaven is Richer

Mr. & Mrs. Hensley

September 16, 2017

"All our thoughts & prayers to family,friends and all at this time. May his memory be always !" From Mr.& Mrs. Hensley of Madison Heights.

Jo-Ann Sztaba

September 16, 2017

Sending our condolences to the Swanson family

Patricia Davis

September 15, 2017

I knew Mr. Swanson for many years, he also helped us get back our Oakland County Mobile Meals back in 2007. What a great guy and he sure will b missed by a lot of friends.

Don & Chris Perry

September 15, 2017

We are sadden to read the passing of ED. Whenever Ed would see us in the yard,he would stop always asking about our Shih tzu's, Bear and Lucky and he always had his doggy Lucy with him. What a wonderful person and a great Mayor Ed was. He will be dearly missed. Our condolences go out to Elaine and family. R.I.P. Ed

Bruce & Joan Heckman

September 15, 2017

Eddie, we drove the pants of those cars! Thanks for your jovial outlook and bright view of life, you always enlightened the day when we were around you. We give credit to a great man who always cared about those around him. Now I'm sure you'll keep those angels chuckling!

Angela Madden

September 15, 2017

Sending my condolences to the Swanson family during this difficult time.

(Angela Madden from Pixley's Funeral Home)

September 15, 2017

Ed was a lovable and humorous man! The City was lucky to have Ed as both an Ambassador and then as our long term Mayor. We all need more men like Mayor Swanson.
Patti and I pass on our sincere condolences to Elaine, Dennis and family over their loss. We know that the legacy of his humorous anecdotes will make the family laugh for years to come.
Pete Connors