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Nancy Lee Swanson

Died: Thursday, October 03, 2013
Age: 81
Nancy Lee Swanson, 81, Lake Geneva, died Thursday. Oct. 3, 2013. She was born March 14, 1932, to the late Eric and Helga Gustafson Swanson in Chicago. She married the late Erik Gunnar Granholm in Chicago on April 2, 1955.

She was a very devoted mother and grandmother. She was very active and social and loved to meet and talk with people when visiting garage sales and businesses in the area.

Nancy is survived by her two children, Bruce Granholm and Lynn (Jim) Connors, both of Lake Geneva; and five grandchildren, Ian Connors, Britt Granholm, Cameron Connors, Brenna Connors and Zander Zilly, all of the Lake Geneva area.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Gunnar Granholm, in 2005.

A memorial service for Nancy will be held later this fall. In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, the family suggested a donation in Nancy’s name to the local human concerns nonprofit group Side by Side Inc. A link has been provided on the website. The Derrick Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Lake Geneva assisted the family. For the link and to sign the online guest registries, visit www.derrickfuneralhome.com.

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