John M. Swenson, Lt. Col. (Ret.), 55, of Peoria, died Oct. 29, 2002.
Mr. Swenson dedicated 21 years of his life in service to his country as an Air Force fighter pilot and received many honors during his very successful military career.
Following Air Force retirement, he spent 10 years helping Lutheran families as a financial representative.
Mr. Swenson dedicated his life to his family, friends and those in need.
Survivors include his wife of 34 years, Charlotte (Char); daughter, Lea; son, Brian; mother, Merilla; sisters, Solveig and Anita; grandchildren Cole and Kara.
Services were held Saturday, Nov. 2 at Peace Lutheran Church in Peoria, with interment at the National Memorial Cemetery.
Contributions can be made in Mr. Swenson's name to Peace Lutheran Preschool, 18265 N. 89th Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85382, or Habitat for Humanity of the West Valley, 14309 N. 5th Ave, El Mirage, AZ 85335.