LOIS E. SWANSON (nee Johnson) age 98, beloved wife of the late Col. Ernest E., Jr.; loving mother of Leslie Stevenson (Mark), Sarah Schlotterback (Thomas), E. Victor (Elaine), and Kermit (Lynn); devoted grandmother of Kristen Knoll (Patrick), Ryan, Adam (Jennifer), and Jenna Phillips (Franco Ferrara), Peter, Linnea, and Evan Swanson and step-grandmother of Brooke and Mark Schlotterback (Makenzie), Laura Shpak (Steve) and Erica Boyne (Tom) and great-grandmother of Katelynn, Annika, Peyton and Jack; cherished daughter of the late G. Victor and Sigrid (nee Olson) Johnson; preceded in death by two sisters and one brother; dear aunt and great aunt of many.
Lois was born February 5, 1924 and died peacefully on March 26, 2022. She lived in Highland Heights for the last five years but resided in Gates Mills for the previous fifty. She was an active member for Peace Lutheran Church, formerly Bethlehem Lutheran. She was a member of the choir, Altar Guild and Lutheran Church Women.
Lois graduated from Axtell High School in 1941 and went on to attend and graduated from Kansas State, where she was a member of the Chi Omega Sorority, Mortar Board Honor Society, and Mu Phi Epsilon Music Fraternity.
Lois worked as a teacher and volunteered as an election presiding judge. Lois was also a member of the Gates Mills Garden Club, The Swedish Cultural Society and Gates Mills Community Club.
She was dedicated to her family and as a homemaker enjoyed cooking and baking. She also enjoyed singing and was a Cleveland and Kansas State sports fan. She enjoyed big band, classical and choral music.
Lois was a people magnet. She was humble, loving, giving and compassionate. She never met a stranger. She was caring and a friend to all.
She will be dearly missed.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Lois’s memory to Peace Lutheran Church. Cremation by DeJohn Crematory. Celebration of Life Service Friday, April 1, 2022 at 11 AM at Peace Lutheran Church 3740 Mayfield Rd, Cleveland Heights, OH 44121. Family will receive friends immediately following for reception in the church social hall. Private inurnment at Gates Mills North Cemetery. Arrangements by THE DeJOHN-FLYNN-MYLOTT FUNERAL HOME OF SOUTH EUCLID.
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