Mildred Swanson

Mildred R Swanson

Wednesday, May 4th, 1927 - Sunday, March 1st, 2020
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Mildred Rose Swanson

A wonderful life she lived.
Mildred Rose Swanson, age 92, passed away on a snowy Sunday evening-- March 1, 2020. She was a bookkeeper, accountant and co-owner of the Dalton Telephone Company. She had a green thumb for indoor plants, had great love and compassion for her cats and horses--for animals in general--and cherished trees. Her cinnamon rolls were the best! For her, the ONLY color in the spectrum was Blue. Blue!
Millie, as many called her, was born in a snowstorm on May 4, 1927 to Lloyd Lincoln Lockwood and Nellie Madeline (Rose) Lockwood in Sidney, Nebraska. She played piccolo in the band and graduated from Sidney High School in 1945. Mildred was a proud member of the American Legion Auxiliary for over 50 years.
She was married to Lowell L. “Swanny” Swanson and loved being the mother of four boys, with all the mischief which inevitably ensued. She gave as well as she got. Mildred is survived by her husband and three sons; Jerry Lee and Jackie Swanson, Rex Allen and Denise Swanson, Lauren Arden and Charlotte Swanson and numerous grand- and great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her brother, Merle, her three sisters, Zepha, Helen and Abbie Gale and her eldest son Merle Dean Swanson.
Mildred was a Christian woman with a keen interest in angels. She loved her husband and enjoyed working side by side with him for many years.
Memorials may be made to the Heritage Estates Nursing Home Alzheimer Unit in Gering, Nebraska. We are very thankful to them for Mildred’s care.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, March 6, 2020 in the Evangelical Free Church in Sidney with Pastor Doug Birky officiating. Burial will follow in the Dalton Cemetery. Friends may stop at the Gehrig-Stitt Chapel to sign Mildred’s register book and leave condolences for the family. You may view Mildred’s Book of Memories, Leave condolences, photos and stories at
Gehrig-Stitt Chapel & Cremation Service, LLC is in charge of Mildred’s care and funeral arrangements.
Farewell, Godspeed.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 | 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Thursday, March 5th, 2020 1:00pm - 7:00pm
    Gehrig-Stitt Chapel
    1140 10th Avenue
    SIDNEY, NE 69162
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    Casket will be closed
  • Service

    Friday, March 6th, 2020 | 10:00am
    Friday, March 6th, 2020 10:00am
    Evangelical Free Church
    2763 11th Ave.
    SIDNEY, NE 69162
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    Pastor Doug Birky
  • Interment

    Dalton Cemetery
    DALTON, NE 69131
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Brenda Ahlm

Posted at 10:10pm
Mildred was a very Special Client whom I did her hair for years and years and it was always an up do which She Loved! She was so Loving and Caring and always had a Hug for me.... Always had a "Special or Unique" GIFT for me at Christmas...which I have all and will cherish forever! Rest in Peace Sweet Angel and someday we will see each other again! Love you Sweet Angel!!!!💔💔💔

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