Patricia Jean (Mettert) Swanson, 77, of Burlington, Vt., passed away April 11, 2010, in Starr Farm Nursing Center from complications of Alzheimer's disease.
Patricia was born March 26, 1933, in Hoytville, Ohio, the fourth child of the late Ethel Mumy Mettert Miller and Herman Mettert. She grew up in Ohio and graduated from Sandusky High School in 1951. In 1956 she married Larry W. Swanson. They lived in Ohio until 1970 when Larry was transferred to Minnesota. She was preceded in death by Larry in 1980.
She is survived by her three children: daughter, Susannah Offenhartz, her husband, Steven, and son, Jack, of Burlington; daughter, Margaret Mosley, and her son, Thomas "TJ", of Minneapolis; and son, Larry "Skip" Swanson Jr., his wife, Barbara, and their children, Hayden and Shelby of Edina, Minn. She is also survived by her siblings, Evelyn Box, Pauline Hartman, Paul Mettert and his wife, Arlene, and Maralyn Long, all of Ohio. She is also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Her family would like to thank the staff at Allenwood, Starr Farm Nursing Center and VNA Hospice for their thoughtful care during the last three years.
A burial service will take place later this spring in Minnesota.
Arrangements are in the care of Ready Funeral & Cremation Service South Chapel, 261 Shelburne Road, Burlington. To send condolences, please visit readyfuneral.com.