Josephine A. (Bredberg) Swanson

December 5, 1923 ~ August 25, 2020 (age 96)

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Josephine A. Swanson, 96, of Aledo, IL passed away on August 25, 2020 at Mercer Manor, Aledo, IL.  Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 29, 2020 at Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home, Alpha, IL prior to proceeding at 11:00 a.m. to Graveside service in New Windsor Cemetery.  Memorials can be made to the family to be designated later. Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home in Alpha is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be made at

Josephine was born December 5, 1923 in rural New Windsor, IL to Henry and Millie Stevenson Bredberg. She attended the New Windsor schools.  She married LeRoy A. Swanson on February 8, 1941 in Davenport, Iowa.  He died in 2001.

Josephine was a homemaker and was employed at the Galva Foundry and Ace Leather in Kewanee.  She enjoyed horseback riding.

Josephine is survived by son, Gerald (Janet) Swanson of Sherrard, IL; two grandchildren, Gerald Jr. and Jay; two great grandchildren, Daniel and Tarri; three great great grandchildren, Daelynn, Kenneth and Andrew; sister-in-law, Jeannie Heir; nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one son: Danny; two sisters and one brother.

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 Service Program


August 29, 2020

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Peterson Wallin Knox Funeral Home Alpha
111 S. 1st Street
Alpha, IL 61413

Graveside Service
August 29, 2020

11:00 AM
New Windsor/Petrie Cemetery
600 North 4th Avenue
New Windsor, IL 61465


A memorial fund will be established by the family to benefit charities

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