Serving Kansas City and Liberty, Missouri
816-523-1234 Phones Answered 24/7

Swanson, John Hilmer

Swanson, John Hilmer

April 13, 1941 — December 2, 2022

John Hilmer Swanson, 81, of Greenwood, MO. Went to be with the Lord on December 2, 2022. He was born on April 13, 1941, to Hilmer and Annis in Fristoe, Missouri.

After high school, John moved to Kansas City and worked at Union Station. He went to college for computers and worked as a computer engineer. He retired from Black and Veatch.

Jon loved to travel- his favorite place in the world was Hawaii. When he wasn’t traveling, he loved spending time with his grandkids and great grandkids.

John is survived by two daughters, Penni Swanson-Gannaway and Jennifer LaMasters. Nine grandchildren, Pamela Ratzlaff (Kodee), Jonathan Swanson, Brittaney Gannaway, Timothy LaMasters jr. (Morgan), Keeley Gannaway, Samantha Gannaway, Tanner LaMasters, Mary Gannaway and Savannah Gannaway. Ten great-grandchildren, Tessa, Asher, Emersyn, Jaylee, Serenity, Cheveah, Kaiden, Journey, Zenobia and Isabella. Two siblings, Barbara Allen and Mary Swanson.

He was preceded in death by his father and mother, Hilmer and Annis Swanson; brothers Eugene Swanson, George Swanson, Donald Swanson; sister Martha Warstadt; and grandson, Tyler LaMasters.

Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00PM, followed by service at 2:00PM, Saturday, December 10 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Kodee Ratzlaff, Timothy LaMasters Jr., Tanner LaMasters, Tim LaMasters, Don Brassfield and Jonathan Swanson.

Service Information

Visitation will be from 1:00-2:00PM, followed by service at 2:00PM, Saturday, December 10 at Park Lawn Funeral Home, 8251 Hillcrest Rd., Kansas City, Missouri; interment will follow in Forest Hill Cemetery. The pallbearers will be Kodee Ratzlaff, Timothy LaMasters Jr., Tanner LaMasters, Tim LaMasters, Don Brassfield and Jonathan Swanson.

Swanson, John Hilmer's Guestbook

So sorry to hear this. I am keeping the family in my prayers. John was truly an amazing person.

Sondra Campbell

Thinking of you especially today as you lay John to rest! He lived a good life and we all will miss him.Praying God will give you comfort and strength as you face each day with "HIS" help.

Marge Phillips

Jon always managed to see everything in a positive way. The world will miss his Light.

Michael Crowley

I worked with John for years ab B&V. He was a great guy, this is sad news. RIP John. Dave

David Walker

John was a special friend to my family. He bought many hours of laughter and joy, when we were together. Now my thoughts are with his family. I pray God will surround them with His wonderful love and mercy, as they go through this time of grieving and lose.

Thelma Brassfield

Sign Swanson, John Hilmer's Guestbook

All messages are reviewed prior to being published. Park Lawn reserves the right to determine what is published. There will be a delay prior to your message being displayed.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Park Lawn Funeral Home | 816-523-1234 | [email protected]