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Ralph Swanson

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Ralph Swanson, 78, of Wichita, KS, passed away Tuesday, March 13, 2018 in Wichita. Visitation 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Friday, March 16, 2018 at Headley Funeral Chapel.  Private burial at Bloomington Township Cemetery (Bogle), rural Leon, KS. Service 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 17, 2018 at Haverhill Christian Church, Augusta, KS. Ralph was born in McPherson, KS on February 18, 1940, to the late Minnie Theresa (Bergstrom) and Ernest Elmer Swanson. He worked as a tool designer at Boeing for about 20 years.  Ralph later worked as a truck driver for about 4 years and following that worked as a school bus driver for Bluestem School System. On December 18, 1982 he married Jenna  (Sullivan) Swanson in Wichita, KS who survives him. He is also survived by: daughter, Brenda Swanson and husband David Glass of Blackfoot, ID; son, Mike  Huenergardt and wife Kathy of Pittsburg, CA; son, Craig  Swanson of Paris, France; daughter, Rebecka  Phi and husband T.C. of Wichita, KS; son, Tad Swanson of AR; daughter, Kristi Santry and husband Aaron of Wichita, KS; sisters, Carolyn  Swanson and husband Ken of Lindsborg, KS,  and Ardis Fry and husband Luther, of Garden City, KS; sister in law, Frances Sullivan-Millier; grandchildren Matthew, Cody, Natalie, Alexander, Michelle, Elizabeth, Ian, and Noah; great grandchildren, Ellie, Xander, Izaiah, and Ezra. Memorial donations to Haverhill Christian Church 10275 SW Haverhill Rd, Augusta, KS 67010.