85, 2999 Lincoln Park Dr, Galesburg, IL died at 9:40 PM Sunday, August 24, 2008 at Galesburg Cottage Hospital. He was born August 7, 1923 to Wesley and Edna Strowig Swanson in McCook, NE. He married Barbara Sandeen on July 14, 1946 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Galesburg, IL.
He is survived by his wife, a daughter Kathi (and Doug) Cruce of rural Galesburg, a grandson Josh (and Kristen) Cruce of Platte City, MO, two granddaughters Lindsey (and Dirk) Steele of rural Maquon and Laura Cruce of Des Moines, IA, one great-grand daughter Ashleigh Cruce of Platte City, MO, and a sister Virginia Ryno of Peoria.
Dale graduated from Galesburg High School in 1941 and attended the University of Missouri. He served in the US Army in WW II from February 1943- February 1946 with the European Theater of Operation Inspector General. He worked as a traveling secretary for the former C.B. and Q. Railroad for 21 years. He was the president of Galesburg Burlington Credit Union for 20 years retiring in 1986. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church, a former member of the Noon Rotary Club and was a Paul Harris Fellow. Dale was a member of Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285, a member of the Galesburg Masonic Lodge, and a former member of Lake Bracken Country Club and was a member of the Board.
His love and joy was for his family and he took great pride in being a veteran and his accomplishments at his job at Galesburg Burlington Credit Union.
Funeral service will be 10:00 AM Friday, August 29, 2008 at Hinchliff-Pearson-West Galesburg Chapel with the Rev. Dr. Tom Larsen officiating. Visitation will be 5:30 to 7:00 PM Thursday at the chapel. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery with military honors by Ralph M. Noble American Legion Post #285 Honor Guard. Memorial may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church. There will be a lunch following the graveside service at Trinity Lutheran Church. Online condolences may be made at www.h-p-w.com.