SERVICE INFORMATION FOR
Visitation: Friday, July 13th, 2012 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm at Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 405 East Main Street, St. Charles, IL
Service: Saturday, July 14th, 2012 at 11:00 am at Yurs Funeral Home 405 E.Main Street, St. Charles, IL 60174
Burial Location: Whitney Cemetery, Campton Township
DAVID SWANBERG entered his eternal home on July 5, 2012, under the care of St. Joseph Hospice and home caregivers.
David was born August 8, 1940, in Geneva, IL, to Elmer and Mae Swanberg. He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Janet Diekman. He is survived by his wife, Betty Swanberg; his niece, Christine Diekman, of Rescue, CA; and several cousins.
David received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in accounting from Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL. He was an accountant for Arthur Andersen in Chicago in the 1960s. In 1970 he moved to California and began working as an accountant at Disneyland. Then he worked in the finance department at the Walt Disney Music Company. In the late 1970s and early 1980s David was an office manager at Highland Labs, Glendale, CA. In 1983 he was certified by the State of California as a CPA.
In the mid-1980s, Dave became a principal auditor at the University of California, Irvine. He remained there until his retirement in 2002.
On July 20, 2002, Dave and Betty were married, each for the first time at age 62! God blessed them with almost ten wonderful years.
Dave’s faith in God has kept him strong through his struggles with asthma and Parkinson’s Disease. One of his caregivers described him as a “humble, honest man who lives by the Bible.”
David was baptized and confirmed at Grace Lutheran Church, Lily Lake, IL. When he moved to California, he became an active member of St. Peter’s Lutheran Church, Santa Ana, CA. After he and Betty were married, they joined St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church, Newport Beach, CA, where they served as co-leaders of a covenant group. Since 2007 they have been members of Trinity United Presbyterian Church, Santa Ana, CA.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, July 14, at Yurs Funeral Home, 405 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL, Rev. Joyce Cosman officiating. Burial will be at Whitney Cemetery, Campton Hills. Visitation will be Friday, July 13, 5:00–8:00 p.m., at Yurs Funeral Home.
Memorial gifts may be given to Country Evangelical Covenant Church, 43W510 McDonald Road, Campton Hills, IL 60124.
For more information, please call Yurs Funeral Home of St. Charles, 630-584-0060 or visit www.yursfuneralhomes.com.