Ellen A. Swanson, of Toledo, OH passed away at Lake Park on Tuesday, February 15, 2011, and is now at rest with her Savior. She was born October 20, 1921 in Ironwood, MI and was the daughter of Albin and Laina Matiska. She enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles, gardening and most of all her family. Ellen was a longtime member of Emmanuel Baptist Church. Survivors include her children, Pat (Robert) DeYoung, Dallas Coleman, Connie Swanson, Donald Swanson and Steven Swanson; grandchildren, Lorri McDaniel, Sue (Greg) Lindsey, Brett McDaniel, Shannon (Eric) Stewart and Erik (Jenni) Swanson; 7 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Also surviving are her brothers, Eino Matiska, Robert (Betty Jo) Matiska, John (Chris) Matiska and sisters, Nancy Zalaoras and Shirley (Ed) Keranen. Ellen was preceded in death by two infant daughters, her husband, Donald J. Swanson and grandson, Joshua Shepler. Friends are invited to visit from 11 a.m. until the time of the funeral service at 1 p.m. Saturday, in the Ansberg-West Funeral Home, 3000 Sylvania Avenue. Reverend Bruce Snyder will officiate. Interment will follow in Toledo Memorial Park. Memorials may be made to Emmanuel Baptist Church.
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