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Richard Carl Swanson

August 22, 1933 — July 20, 2023



Richard Carl Swanson, 89, died on Thursday, July 20, 2023.  Born in 1933, in Evanston, Illinois, he was a career mechanical-electrical engineer, working for Square D. He was also in charge of all new construction and building.


As a man, Richard was kind, generous and loving, and had many friends who loved him for his beautiful soul, as well as for his intellect and brilliance. The world has lost a great person.


He is mourned by his wife of 45 years, Joanna Swanson; his children, Lynne Piser and her husband, Peter, son Andrew Swanson, and daughter, Karla Wilcox and her husband, Scott; and nine grandchildren.


A simple cremation was held at Richard’s request. There will be no services.


The care of Mr. Swanson has been entrusted to Wells Funeral Home of Waynesville and an online memorial register is available at “obituaries” at

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