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Eivor Swan

Eivor Swan (Helmegärd)

Wednesday, October 5th, 1949 - Wednesday, December 16th, 2020
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Obituary

Eivor I. Swan has passed away into the eternal arms of Jesus.
October 5,1949 – December 16, 2020
Private services for family will be held at Plainfield Baptist Church on Saturday December 19, 2020 at 11:00 am EST.
Service will be streaming live via Facebook and YouTube through Plainfield Baptist Church.
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Flowers or contributions to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital are welcome.
Plainfield Baptist Church
1750 Woodsworth St NE
Grand Rapids, MI 49525

Born in Mälmo, Sweden, Eivor first arrived in the United States as an exchange student then remained permanently during her first marriage. Her beauty, charm, and happy smile caused many people to love her. Born with a strong connection to children, Eivor was a wonderful mother and excelled at teaching children. Her career in education spanned from first grade teacher to Superintendent, including a Master's degree in Gifted and Talented Education. Eivor’s education enhanced her beauty and in 1984 captured the heart of her true love Larry. During 36 years of marriage, Eivor was the glue that gathered and held everyone together and motivated everyone to be one big happy family. Eivor’s enthusiasm for life was also shared with so many beloved friends, as a good listener or joining in to help, laugh, or cry.
Eivor will be remembered for; her beautiful smile, her intelligence, Eivor-isms we loved (she didn’t), love of travel, an exceptional teacher, spoiling her grandchildren, always ready to play games and laugh, creating family events and memories, and working hard so everyone else was happy. She is greatly missed by family and friends and will never be forgotten.

Eivor is preceded in death by her mother and father (Hilmer and Irma Helmegärd), mother and father in-law (Kenneth and June Swan), brother in-law (Tommy Heimén), niece (Susan Persson).
Eivor is survived by her adoring husband, Larry, her sister Inger, her children; Tony (Priscilla), Tina (Tom), Lisa (Dean), Renee (Mark), Ann, David, her nephew Anders, her grandchildren; William (Pamela), Joshua (Megan), Andrew, Stephanie, Sarah, Mallory, Lucas, Courtney, Chloe, Samantha, Cody, Conor, Cameron, Genny, Billy (Brittany), Chanda, Timothy (Rose), her great grandchildren; Chloe Grace, Levi, Micah, Talia, Asher, Ethan, Lucia, Julia, Billy Jr, Marissa, Skylar, Bobby, Dylan, Alaina, Afton, Oliver, Xander, Theo, and Olivia, her grandnieces; Felicia, Elin, and her great great grandchild; Lorenzo
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Judy and Don Borgic

Posted at 08:13pm
Larry and Family,
You have our heartfelt sympathy with the passing of Eivor. We have enjoyed many lively conversations and glasses of wine with you both. We will miss that beautiful smile, that tilt of her head when she was amused. We will be thinking of you all, and pray that you are comforted by your wonderful memories.

Judy and Don Borgic
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Posted at 05:56am
RIP Love anders
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Connie Westgate

Posted at 10:21pm
Tina - I am deeply sorrowed at the passing of your mother. You and the entire family have my deepest condolences. I feel honored to have known her.
Your friend, Connie Westgate
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Tina Hoorn

Posted at 03:21pm
There are a lifetime of memories. She danced whenever, even if we were only 'singing' the music ourselves. Dancing and music were very much a part of our lives. Growing up I absolutely loved when she played an old Swedish song that had a rhythm that moved your feet for you. The sheet music was used so much it has since fallen apart. Good thing mom knew it by heart.
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