Betty Irene Swanson

  • BORN: July 20, 1938
  • DIED: June 21, 2018
  • LOCATION: Whiting, Iowa

Betty Irene Swanson, 79, of Whiting, Iowa, passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2018, at Burgess Health Center in Onawa.

Memorial services will be 10:00 A.M. Monday, June 25, 2018, at Skien Lutheran Church in rural Sloan, with Pastor Craig Bock officiating. Burial will follow in the Sloan Cemetery. Visitation will be 5:00 – 7:00 P.M. Sunday, June 24, 2018, with a prayer service at 7:00 P.M., at the church. Arrangements are under the direction of Rush Family Care Service in Onawa.

Betty Irene was born on July 20, 1938, in Sloan, to Dale and Betty (Carlson) Fletcher. She graduated from the Soldier High School in Soldier.

She married Arthur J. "Tony" Swanson Jr. on January 19, 1956, in Sloan. She was a homemaker and raised their three children.

Betty enjoyed baking, making candy, reading, and completing crossword puzzles. She especially loved spending time with her grandchildren. She was a member of Skien Lutheran Church in rural Sloan.

Survivors include her husband of 62 years, Arthur J. "Tony" Swanson Jr. of Whiting, IA; her children and their spouses, Rene D. and Dale Olson of Salix, IA, Randy J. and Lori Swanson of Sloan, IA, and Ricky D. and Lori Swanson of South Sioux City, NE; seven grandchildren, Kyle (Rachel) Swanson, Eric (Mindee) Swanson, Apollo Swanson, Amanda (Bobby) Floyd, Ryan (Katelyn) McDermott, Jillian (Drake) Carlson, and Samantha (Justin) Barnes; and ten great-grandchildren, Aubree and Kade Swanson, Skylar Floyd, Eleanor and Sullivan Swanson, Remington and Clementine McDermott, TayLeigh Barnes, and Quincy and Olivia Carlson.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Dale and Betty Fletcher; two sisters, Jana Barnes and Cleata "Peggy" Nipp; and two brothers, Wayne Fletcher and Denny Fletcher.

Condolences may be left online for the family at


“ I feel heartbroken that I will not be able to attend the visitation or the funeral for Betty. I will always remember how kind Betty was to my mom...Read More »

Posted by: Jean Hadden - Papillion, NE

Share A Memory Leave Audio Memory Light A Candle View All Memories

If you would like to add additional photos, videos or other content to this obituary, it will need to be upgraded to an Eternal Tribute with the funeral home's assistance. Please click the link below for the funeral home's contact information.