Douglas James Swanson

Tuesday, January 2, 2018

Douglas James Swanson

May 30, 1956 - Dec. 28, 2017

INDIANOLA, Neb. ó Douglas James Swanson, age 61, passed away at Indianola on Dec. 28, 2017.

He was born in Hastings, Neb., on May 30, 1956, to Marvin Swanson and Kay (Lantz) Perkins. Doug received his education in Hastings and graduated from Hastings High School in 1974. He then attended University of Colorado at Boulder, Colo., attaining his bachelorís of science degree.

On June 7, 1980, he was united in marriage to Debra Lynne Woodhams in Colorado. The couple made their home in Colorado in several towns before moving to Nebraska in May of 1999. Doug was employed at Valmont Industries as the chief engineer and floor manager.

Doug enjoyed camping, deer hunting, reloading his own ammunition, and collecting guns. He loved to play war games and also made miniature figures for the war board games he played. He always enjoyed family times.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Debra Lynne; father, Marvin; and stepfather, "Perk" Perkins.

Surviving him are his three daughters, Laura Swanson of Denver, Colo., Amy and husband, Chris Vossler of McFarland, Kan., and Faith Swanson at home; mother, Kay Perkins of Hastings, Neb.; brothers, Steve and wife, Julie Swanson of Fitchburg, Wis., and Jim Swanson of Littleton, Colo.; and stepmother, Terri Swanson of Littleton.

Memorial services will be at St. John's Lutheran Church in Culbertson, Neb., on Friday, Jan. 5, 2018, at 2 p.m. with Pastor Brad Rick officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be left in Doug's name at Friends may leave on-line condolences at

Herrmann-Jones Funeral Chapel of McCook has been entrusted with the arrangements.