Helen P. Swanson

December 27, 1934 - March 12, 2021

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Saturday, March 20, 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Saturday, March 20, 1:00 PM
Young Family Funeral Home - Kendallville Chapel


Helen P. Swanson, 86, of Kendallville, Indiana, died Friday, March 12, 2021, at her residence.

She was born December 27, 1934, in Albion, Indiana, to Carl F. and Catherine J. (Fetter) Merriman.

She was a graduate of Albion High School.

On March 27, 1965, in New Haven she married James E. Swanson. He preceded her in death on August 22, 2007.

She moved to Kendallville in 2008, from Albion. She had previously lived in Florida, Oklahoma, Ohio, and Fort Wayne.

Surviving are two sons, Brian J. (Julie) Swanson of Falcon, Colorado, and Kenny (Deb) Miller of Topeka; four grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and a sister, Joyce Moppin of Bellavista, Arkansas.

She was also preceded in death by a brother, Don Merriman.

Funeral services will be Saturday, March 20, 2021, at 1 p.m. at Young Family Funeral Home, Kendallville Chapel, 222 South State Street, Kendallville with Pastor Sam Weimer of Independent Full Gospel Church in Ashley officiating.

Burial will be at Rose Hill Cemetery in Albion at a later date.

Visitation is Saturday from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the funeral home.

Per the Governor, face masks are required.

Helen’s funeral service on Saturday will also live stream on the Young Family Funeral Home Facebook page at 1 p.m. for those unable to attend in person.

Preferred memorials may be directed to American Legion Post 246, 410 East Park Drive, Albion, Indiana 46701.

Share memories and condolences at www.youngfamilyfuneralhome.com

Guest Book

Steve and Stephanie Swanson
March 20th, 2021 1:50am
Wauseon, Ohio

Brian, you and your family are in our prayers. We will miss Helen.

Jack and Jennifer Swanson
March 16th, 2021 11:16pm
Clarksville, Tennessee

What a wonderful life you and Jim had and you will again in heaven.

Diane Weeks
March 16th, 2021 10:20pm

Helen was such a special lady, always had a hug and kiss and a smile as a greeting. She will be greatly missed!

Christine Carmichael
March 16th, 2021 3:09pm
Summerland Key, FL

Helen and Jim are united again in the arms of Heaven for eternity. God bless you Brian and your family.

Pam Deem Fleming
March 16th, 2021 3:56am
Stillwater, OK

My sincerest sympathies in the death of your loved one. May you know comfort and grace in this time of loss.

Rick P Pollom
March 16th, 2021 1:10am
Ban Khai Thailand.

Rest in Peace Hellen.

Elaine Buchman
March 15th, 2021 10:53pm
Pemberville Ohio

I’m so sorry to hear about Helens passing.

Scott Swanson
March 15th, 2021 9:57pm
Palm Bay, Florida

Brian Swanson
March 15th, 2021 8:38pm
Peyton, CO

Abby Swanson-Paubel
March 15th, 2021 6:39pm
Lake St. Louis, MO

Dave & Paula Cook
March 15th, 2021 6:36pm
Maumee, OH

You and Jim will be together again, RIP.

Richard & Nancee Swanson
March 15th, 2021 6:24pm
Melbourne Beach Fl,

What a great sister-in-law, you will be missed by many.

Charles and Kay Stanley
March 14th, 2021 2:47pm
Fishers, Indiana

Helen was a classmate, Class of 1953, Albion High School. She was a friend to all who knew her and she will be remembered and missed by her classmates and many friends.

Wendy shanabarger
March 14th, 2021 5:19am
Albion ind.

So sorry to hear of your loss. Helen was a god sent after my mom passed away. I'll never forget her💖

Donna Hawk
March 14th, 2021 4:47am

Please accept my sincere sympathy in the loss of your loved one. Helen was a very kind and sweet lady and I always enjoyed visiting with her. May God's love bring you peace and comfort.