Robert E. Swanson

Robert E. Swanson age 68 of Missouri Valley, Iowa passed away on Monday, October 21, 2019 at Immanuel Hospital in Omaha, Nebraska. Robert was born July 18, 1951 in Council Bluffs, Iowa to Harold and Delores (Dean) Swanson. He graduated from Missouri Valley High School in 1969. Robert married Jacqueline DeLong June 13, 1974 in Missouri Valley, Iowa. She passed away August 25, 2009. Robert worked as a Custodian at Boys Town for many years. He loved his dog Cuddles and horses.

Robert is preceded in death by his parents, wife Jackie, son Kevin sister Linda, father and mother in-law, John and Beverly DeLong.

Robert is survived by his children: Danny Swanson and wife Molly of Missouri Valley, Iowa, Nicole Brickey and husband Waylon of Omaha, Nebraska, Tony Swanson and wife Missy of Council Bluffs, Iowa, seven grandchildren and three great grandchildren.

Visitation will be Thursday from 6:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. with a prayer service at 6:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. The family would like to invite everyone to a time of lunch and fellowship at the Community of Christ Church in Missouri Valley, Iowa after the burial at the cemetery.

Military Honors will be conducted by Julius F. Muller American Legion Post #337 of Missouri Valley.

In Loving Memory Of Robert E. Swanson

Born July 18, 1951 Council Bluffs, Iowa

Entered Into Rest October 21, 2019 Omaha, Nebraska

Funeral Service 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 25, 2019

Hennessey Funeral Home Missouri Valley, Iowa

Officiating Pastor Connie McWilliams

Music Selections

“When I Get To Where I’m Going” “Daddy’s Hands”

“Amazing Grace” “Holes In The Floor of Heaven”

Casket Bearers

Jay DeLong Danny Swanson

Tony Swanson Waylon Brickey

Dalton DeLong Jesse Swanson

Final Resting Place Calhoun Cemetery Missouri Valley, Iowa



  • Linda Daleth Greer Posted October 22, 2019 12:25 pm

    I am so sorry to hear about Robert’s passing. May God hold you in His arms and comfort you to know he is reunited with his beloved wife.

  • Rena May DeLong Posted October 22, 2019 2:44 pm

    GOD received another Angel, I am sorry that your Dad was taken so soon but he is now with your Momma, he has no more pain and is happy to be reunited with his forever soul mate.
    I Love You,
    Aunt Rena

  • Nancy Perry Posted October 22, 2019 5:41 pm

    Thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss

  • Janette Lenz-Navarrette Posted October 23, 2019 6:54 pm

    I went to school from kindergarten to senior year. Robert was such a gentle soul! Bless his heart!

  • Sheena Posted October 24, 2019 10:20 pm

    Sad to see you leave the physical world. Your giggles and sweet smiles will be my fondest memories of you. My heart is somewhat at ease knowing you are back with your truest love, Jackie. I can already picture you all back together in spirit watching over all of us kids. I know you had so many ready to welcome you to heaven with open arms. You will be missed, thank you for your kindness and love.

  • John and Leia Johnsen Posted October 28, 2019 7:06 am

    Dear family
    So sorry to hear about Robert. His sister Linda was in my grade and I played often at their house. He was a very nice guy. RIP Robert.

  • Joshua Posted October 28, 2019 9:32 am

    My thoughts are with Robert’s family. It is so painful to lose someone, yet no one else can really know all that you feel except our Heavenly Father. He knows and feels your pain. He calls death an enemy and promises to remove it forever, Isaiah 25:8 “And he will swallow up death forever…” He also promised to wake up all our loved ones, in the memorial tombs, from death (Isaiah 26:19). What joy it will be to see our loved ones again and to enjoy life as our Creator purposed (Psalms 145:16). I  hope these words give all of you comfort.

  • Leia Johnsen Posted October 29, 2019 6:44 am

    Dear family
    My condolences to your family. Roberts sister Linda was on my grade. I played many times at their house. He was a very kind guy. RIP Robert.

Sign Guestbook

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *