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LaDonna Swanson - May 19, 2011

LaDonna Mae Swanson, age 73, of Holyoke, was born Sept. 7, 1937 in Weatherford, Okla. to Jake and Ester Eckhardt. She died May 19, 2011 at Melissa Memorial Hospital.

LaDonna graduated from Longmont High School and later from Oklahoma City University. She also resided in Estes Park for a while.

She worked as a real estate agent and worked in accounting for a time, along with many other jobs. She was a member of First Lutheran Church of Longmont.

LaDonna enjoyed antiquing, cake making, making sugar Easter eggs and china painting. She also loved watching her grandchildren play sports and become young adults.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Jake Eckhardt and Ester Eckhardt; and brothers, Dallas Eckhardt and Arvein Eckhardt.

LaDonna is survived by her husband, Marvin Swanson of Holyoke; son, Van Swanson of Holyoke; grandsons, Tyler Swanson and Evan Swanson; brother, Bob Eckhardt of Parker; sisters, Dorothy Basher of Gill and Dolores Parker of Albuquerque, N.M.; and numerous nephews and nieces.

Arrangements for LaDonna are pending.

Gerk Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.