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Esther Swanson

Esther Swanson, 92, passed away peacefully on March 30, 2015, at Crestview Nursing Home. Funeral arrangements are to be at a later date.
Esther moved to Crestview Nursing Home in West Branch in June of 2014 with her husband of 71 years. They moved from Nevada to be close to family.
Esther was raised in North Dakota and when she was 21 she married Ralph Swanson and they set-up their home in southeastern North Dakota where they farmed. Because of persistent drought conditions they moved to California and ended up staying there until their retirement. After retirement and moving to a few different places, they eventually moved to Nevada where they made their home until their recent move to Iowa.
Esther is survived by her husband Ralph; two daughters including Barb McDonald of Solon; five grandchildren and five great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her son, her parents, one sister and two brothers.
The family would like to extend to the staff at Crestview Nursing Home and Care Initiatives Hospice appreciation for the wonderful care and friendships they gave to Esther during her stay at Crestview.