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Paul H. Swanson

Interment Info: Forest Lawn Memorial Park
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Paul Hughes Swanson, 94, of Erlanger, KY passed away Tuesday, September 22, 2020 at his daughter Emily’s home in Florence, KY under Hospice care. Paul was born March 24, 1926 in Wilmore, KY to the late Frank and Mildred Swanson. He proudly served his country as a member of the U.S. Army during WWII. He attended and graduated from the University of Kentucky in 1955. He served as the Company Commander of 478th Engineer Battalion in Fort Thomas, KY before retiring in 1981 as a Colonel. Paul worked and retired from Cincinnati Bell Telephone Company as an engineer. He also served as an Erlanger City Councilman, the Erlanger Police Commissioner, the YMCA Board of Directors, and the KY Area Planning Commission Treasurer. Paul also was a member of Erlanger United Methodist Church, and he did a lot of volunteer work for the Church as well. Paul also helped found the United Christian Volunteers in Elsmere, KY. He was preceded in death by his daughter: Linda Dolen, his wife: Mary Jo Swanson, and his brothers: James and Sam Swanson. Paul is survived by his loving daughter: Emily (Mike) Markey, his son-in-law: Joe Dolen, his beloved grandchildren: Michael P. (Andrea) Markey, Laura (Tim) Donaldson, Brent (Rosmond) Dolen, Timothy (Jodie) Markey, and his great-grandchildren: Gwenevere and Gavin Markey, Teresa and Stone Donaldson, Ellery and Willa Dolen, and Lydia and Luke Markey. Paul’s wishes were to have no visitation, but he will be laid to rest next to his wife on Tuesday, September 29, 2020 at 11:30 AM at Forest Lawn Cemetery in Erlanger, KY. In lieu of flowers, Paul’s family requests that memorial contributions be made to Erlanger United Methodist Church at 31 Commonwealth Avenue, Erlanger, KY 41018 or to United Christian Volunteers at 15 Kenton Street, Elsmere, KY 41018. Online condolences can be made at www.linnemannfuneralhomes.com.

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Address: 3227 Dixie Hwy ERLANGER, KY 41018
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Colonel Swanson

Swanson Family…I send my deepest condolences and prayers. Colonel Swanson was my Battalion commander when I returned from Vietnam. He was a man of high integrity and held the confidence and trust of all the soldiers he commanded. Colonel Vern Nieporte


Honorable man

I am so sorry to hear about Mr. Swanson, he was a honorable man and served his country and his family well. Sending my love to Emily and Michael, love Cathy M


Paul Swanson

We were neighbors of the Swanson’s for many years. Paul and Mary were a delight to know and enjoyed jovial conversations on their front porch. Paul had such a good sense of humor. They are sorely missed.
With heartfelt condolences,
The Eyerman family


A Life Well-Lived

Your world will not feel as full as it has . You will be looking around and wondering what do I do next. Take a moment and look at all your wonderful children and grandchildren and know that your dad’s influence can be found in each of them. He is with Mary and Linda now. All my love, Jane


A great person has passed.

So sorry to hear of Paul’s passing. The Colonel was such a great man and friend. He will be sadly missed by us and many others. John and Cheryl Palmer