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Connie S. (MacMillan) Swanson, age 59, passed away peacefully at home in Ada, Michigan on Friday, December 2, 2016. Connie’s passing follows a year-long battle with Lymphoma, during which she spent valuable time visiting and reminiscing with cherished friends and family.  Connie was born in Lafayette, Indiana, the daughter of Deane B. MacMillan (Lindy Donigan) and Marilyn M. MacMillan, Phd.  She is preceded in death by her stepfather, Dwight Harding. Connie will be forever loved and missed by her husband of 33 years, Dan Swanson, her son Daniel (Dorrie) and two beautiful daughters, Kylie and Kristy Swanson, and many extended relatives.  Connie is also survived by her two sisters, Sandy (John) Wecker and Susie MacMillan (Kevin McKay).  Connie’s first love was always her family.  She enjoyed her cottage in the Upper Peninsula, reading and traveling. Connie will always be remembered by the countless friends who knew her and loved her, and for the time she spent with her loved ones talking and sharing life’s great moments.  Connie’s family and friends are invited to join together to celebrate her life at a visitation on Friday, December 9th from 5-8 pm at O’Brien-Eggebeen-Gerst Chapel, 3980 Cascade Rd. SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546.  A memorial service will be held at Keystone Community Church at 655 Spaulding Ave. SE, Ada, MI  49301 on Saturday, December 10th at 12:00pm.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to The American Cancer Society, Northwest Michigan Office, 129 Jefferson Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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