Marvin C. Swanson
- August 3, 1935 - November 19, 2011
- Saint Peters, Missouri
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“Dear Mary Jane and Family
We send our sympathy to all of you. It seems only yesterday you lived in Ithaca but time flys by fast. I know you will...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: John & Joan Smolka - Ithaca, MI
“I worked for and with Marvin from 1989 until 1992 at the International Center in Cape Girardeau. I got to know him as a man who was passionate about...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Ron van Broekhoven
“Rovaniemi and Satakunta Universities of Applied Sciences wish to pay their respects to Marvin and offer condolences to his family during this...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Hellevi Leppiaho
“As a former Magellan Exchange Coordinator I got to know Marvin as a lovable, understanding and persistent promotor of international exchange. I will...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Chris Huybrechts - Hasselt
“To the Swanson Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. Your dad lived a life of service as an educator and...Read More »
5 of 9 | Posted by: Cheri Provancha and Diana Compo - PA
“All of us here at Zuyd University of Applied Sciences in The Netherlands will never forget Marvin Swanson. As the founder of the Magellan Exchange...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Bert Kamphuis
“This is a sad, sad day for all of us who knew Marvin, worked with him, laughed with him, enjoyed his friendship and admired him for the work he did...Read More »
7 of 9 | Posted by: Maarten Schrevel
“May God be with Marvin.
I will keep Marvin and his family in my prayers. Thank you Marvin for what you have done for many of us through CENET and...Read More »
8 of 9 | Posted by: Patrick Schoenmakers
“Eric and Family,
My prayers and thoughts are with you in the loss of your father.
Sincerely in Christ love,
Barbara and Gene Casagrand of...Read More »
9 of 9 | Posted by: Barb Casagrand - St Peters, MO
Swanson, Marvin C., St. Peters, Missouri, 76, died 10:40 PM, Saturday, November 19, 2011 at Garden View Nursing Home, O'Fallon, Missouri following a long illness. He leaves his three children; Eric, Kirsten and Karen Swanson; five grandchildren: Erica, Elisa, and Carl Swanson; and Garrick and Gabrielle Kourany. Also, he leaves his brother Paul and his wife Dolores of Rockford, IL, his sister Charma Pascarelli of Park Forest, IL and his brother Charles and his wife Nina of Kingsport, TN.
Born in Chicago Heights, IL, of Olive and John Peter Swanson, Marvin graduated from Bloom Township High School in Chicago Heights and furthered his education at Simpson College, Indiananola, IA with a B.A. degree. From there, he earned a Master's Degree of Divinity and a Ph.D. from Boston University School of Theology in May, 1964.
Marvin spent most of career in higher education, serving as Chaplain, Associate Dean and Director of International Relations at DePauw University, Greencastle, IN from 1968 to 1980
From there, Marvin moved to Cape Girardeau, MO, where he served as Director of International Programs from 1986 to 1992 at Southeast Missouri State University. In 1992 Marvin retired from higher education and formed his own foundation, Cultural Exchange Network.
During his retirement, Marvin, an excellent carpenter, was able to devote full time to his hobby of woodworking.
In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Simpson College, Indianola, IA http://simpson.edu/alumni/give/online.html
or Rotary International (http://www.rotary.org/EN/CONTRIBUTE/Pages/ridefault.aspx).
There will be a graveside service and burial on Saturday, November 26 at Cedar Park Cemetary, 12540 South Halstead St., Calumet Park, IL 60827. Please see link below for directions: