ROCK SPRING — Rodney John Swanson, beloved husband of Marilyn Nungesser Swanson, passed into heaven

Sept. 2, 2021.

Rod was born in Little Falls, Minn., on Sept. 12, 1939. He married Marilyn Nungesser in

1961, and they were married nearly 60 years. They were blessed with three children: Mark,

Pam, and Reid. In Minnesota, Rod taught high school and became a stockbroker.

In 1985, they moved to San Antonio, TX, where Rod worked at USAA as a financial services


He and Marilyn traveled to 43 countries and six continents.

In 2007, they moved to the Chattanooga, Tenn., area to be close to four of their ten grandchildren.

Rod loved life, loved his wife and family, loved to play games, and loved to tell jokes.

Above all, Rod loved the Lord Jesus and found like-minded friends at Covenant Presbyterian Church in Chattanooga. His lifetime goal was to see his three children, their spouses, and

grandchildren follow Jesus as their Lord.

Survivors are:

son,Mark/Jane Cygnet; grandsons, Coleman and Clayton; daughter, Pam/Dave Nordberg: granddaughters, Alyssa, Kallie, Rachel, and Britta;

son, Reid/Kimberly Swanson; grandchildren Nate, Courtney, Jonathan, and Ryan;

sister/brother-in-law: Jan/Jim Morrisey.

Memorial service will be at Covenant Presbyterian Church, 8451 East Brainerd Road, Chattanooga, TN, on Thursday, Sept. 16, at 3 p.m. with visitation beforehand from 1 to 3 p.m.