170 Warren Avenue
Esther Joan Swenson
October 1, 1937- November 19, 2018
Joan (Linder) Swenson, age 81, died on November 19, 2018 due to complications of advanced emphysema. She passed in Hartland, WI surrounded by family and friends.
She is survived by her children Julie Swenson (Avery Goodrich) of Madison, Christie Schwank (Blake) of Colorado Springs, and Eric Swenson (Monica) of San Diego, son-in-law John Petras, brothers Jerry (Jan) Linder; John (Bonnie) Linder and beloved grandchildren Johnny and Jarek Petras; and Katrina and Jessica Schwank. She is preceded in death by her parents John and Esther (Andersen) Linder.
Born in Council Bluffs, Iowa, Joan had a passion for learning and held baccalaureate degrees in Biology and English (Central Missouri University) and a Master’s in Education (Loyola University). Residing for many years in Elmhurst, IL, Joan was a true Renaissance woman. A well-liked teacher for both English and Science, she also brought her passions to the workforce as a realtor, title closer, and sales clerk at Von Maur.
A Celebration of Life service will be held at a future date in Colorado Springs.