Gary Raymond “Swede” Swanson, age 75, of Loon Lake, Washington passed away April 9th, 2022, after a long courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Reardan Washington on February 10th, 1947. He served in the Army Reserves. Gary married Sandy on October 16th, 1998, in Spokane, Washington. Together they have five children and enjoyed 24 years of marriage. Gary had a career in construction equipment sales with Mid Mountain Machinery, Star Rental, and Arrow Construction Supply. Gary made a difference in many lives and was a loving husband, father, grandpa, friend and will be deeply missed. Gary enjoyed warm weather, watching the ocean, golfing, laughing and making memories with all. After retirement he enjoyed RV’ing with Sandy. Gary is survived by his wife Sandy, five children, Shelley (Jeff) Ripley, Shannon (Kevin) Depew, Shawna (Jim) Coan, Rene’ (Jeff) Bottjen, and Tony (Courtney) Bajadali. Gary also leaves behind nine grandchildren all who have fond memories of spending time with their grandpa. He was preceded in death by his parents Stanley W. and Lavina R. Swanson. We are saddened by his passing yet are grateful he is at peace. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital. Funeral service will be held at 11:00 am Saturday April 23rd, 2022, at Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, 8441 N Indian Trail Rd, Spokane WA.
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