The Joplin Globe, Joplin, MO


December 16, 2012

Carl A. Swanson

COLUMBUS, Kan. — Carl Andrew Swanson, 90, of Columbus, Kan. passed from this life Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, at the Golden Living Nursing Home, Pittsburg, Kan.

Carl was born Oct. 30, 1922, in Columbus, Kan. to the union of John Edwin and Mercedes (Cordray) Swanson. He was united in marriage to Wanda Mary (Robbins) at Baxter Springs, Kan. Jan. 21, 1961.

Carl and Wanda spent most of their time working on the family farm. They were members of the First Baptist Church, Columbus. Carl enjoyed writing poetry and knew all about all model cars and old model tractors.

Carl is preceded in death by his parents; and one sister, Edna Dill.

He is survived by one brother, John Swanson and wife, Doris, of Ridgecrest, Calif; three sisters, Doris Raley and husband, Roger, of Broken Arrow, Okla., Edith Pyeles and husband, George, of Riverside, Calif, and Mary D. Camerer, of Columbus; along with 26 nieces and nephews; and a host of cousins.

Graveside services will be held at 2 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 18, in the Baxter Springs Cemetery.

In Lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Columbus 4-H Association.

Online condolences may be expressed at


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