Our Kevin lost his courageous battle with ALS on Tuesday, November 9th, 5 days after his 59th birthday. Kevin was born in Lincoln, Nebraska to Donna (Peterson) Swanson and Robert Swanson. He was the third of four children born with sisters Cynthia Swanson Allen, Susan (Keith) Urbom and brother Greg Swanson. He was baptized October 1963 at the Ceresco Covenant church. The family moved to Dallas, Texas in 1967. Kevin became a great soccer player, his team played in the Cotton Bowl several times.
In 1977, they moved to Kearney, Nebraska and he graduated from Kearney High School in 1981.
His passion in life was his trucks and cars, the first a 1967 blue Camaro.
Kevin met the love of his life, Penny Frank, in 1986. Together they had a son, Samuel Joseph. They had many happy years together working and weekends dancing at Gentleman Jim’s. He also loved driving down country roads looking at old barns.
He began working at 14 and he was known for his work ethic and projects. His later years were at Snyder Industries and trucking for his good friend, Dan Buss.
He is survived by Penny, Sam, his mother (Donna), sisters, brother, nieces, nephews, many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.
Preceded in death by grandparents and father, Robert.
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