Ralph Mathias Swanson
  • 88 years old
  • Date of birth: Jan 13, 1925
  • Place of birth:
    Chicago, Illinois, United States
  • Date of passing: Feb 8, 2013
  • Place of passing:
    Vista, California, United States
Let the memory of Ralph be with us forever
This memorial website was created in the memory of our loved one, Ralph Swanson, 88, born on January 13, 1925 and passed away on February 8, 2013. We will remember him forever.
Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Neil Swanson on 15th January 2018


We were at Kathy Seltzer's Memorial of Life this past weekend and had a chance to share my stories of both you and mom. George and Maryann were so much a part of your life. It was great to hear their stories as well. So much love in the air. It was great to be around family. Chip was able to join us and we talked about you and your true love a family. I am sure you are surrounded by them all laughing and hugging like always!  Love you and happy 93rd!"

This tribute was added by Kristen Smith on 13th January 2018

"There is not a day that goes by that  i think of the love you gave me. I️ smile when i think of your laughter . I️ miss looking at your smile and baby blues. You created a beautiful legacy. I’m sorry my grandchildren never got to know their Grandpa Swanson.I️ pray I️ can see you again in Heaven."

This tribute was added by Kristen Smith on 8th February 2017

"I miss your smile. I miss your loving hugs. I miss your laughter. I miss just sitting next to the greatest man I have ever known. I wish you were still with me. I have so many questions and things to share. I think of you daily. I thank God for blessing me with such a patient, and loving father. I hope you and mom are watching over us. I would like to think so. Love you"

This tribute was added by Neil Swanson on 13th January 2017

"Dad, on your 92nd birthday you get to share the time now with your life long companion. Mom is now with you. I do miss you both! My memories
of you both will stay with me always. I will always keep family close, as family is everything as you both have illustrated. We have been blessed. Love you both!  What I wouldn't give to play one more round of golf together or one more card game! Happy Birthday to you!"

This tribute was added by Neil Swanson on 13th January 2016

"Happy 91st Birthday Dad! Your two newest Great Granddaughter's both turned 1 just before your B'Day. Mara Jade Swanson (1/4) & Smilla (1/6) Smith. They are both part of the Swanson legacy that currently had a new addition to Tucker Smith Family this past year. They most assuredly carry your spirit with them! Love and miss you!"

This tribute was added by Neil Swanson on 13th January 2015

"Happy 90th Birthday Dad! Wow! You continue to be my example about how to live and love! It was an unselfish gift from you that keeps on giving! I added a few Grandpa pictures of you enjoying your grandkids. I just became a Grandfather of Mora Jade Sky Swanson. There is nothing like it! :) Love you and miss you!"

This tribute was added by Neil Swanson on 13th January 2014

"Happy Birthday Dad! I truly miss our special times together! Your positive presence has always been an inspiration to me! A life's direction I try my best to emulate. May all of those long putts in heaven drop in for birdies!  Love Neil!"

This tribute was added by Kristen Smith on 27th November 2013

"As Thanksgiving approaches I'm reminded of an amazing man, My Father! I'm very thankful for all that my Father taught me, and all the unconditional love he gave each and everyday of his life. I miss his contagious smile of joy. I'm thankful knowing I will see him again in heaven. I love you Dad and think of you daily. Thanks for the memories."

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