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May 7th and 14th, 1953 Odebolt Chronicle
Delbert Emanuel Swanson – 7 May 1953

Delbert Swanson an Odebolt painter was seriously injured in a fall yesterday noon when the scaffold he was on collapsed. He passed away May 7,1953 in the Omaha Methodist Hospital. Funeral services were held May 9,1953 at 1-30 at the funeral home in Ida Grove and at 2 o'clock at the Arthur Baptist Church with interment in Hayes Cemetery. Delbert Emmanuel Swanson was born April 26,19 10 in Wheeler twp. Sac County to Mr. and Mrs. S.P. Swanson. His death occurred May 7,1953 at 8 a.m., his age being 43 years, I I days. On March 9,1937 he married Adele Elva Johnson and to this union was born one daughter, Sally. He was an interior decorator and painter and also did wiring, shingling, ect. He attended the Arthur Baptist Church. Survivors include his wife and daughter, three sisters, Judith (Mrs. Rueben Johnson), Dagmar (Mrs. Robert Youngberg), Mildred (Mrs. Joe Anderson), and one brother, Rev. Milton Swanson. His parents and one brother Jubal preceded him in death. He was buried in the Hayes Cemetery, Ida County.

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