Janet Swanson, 88 | Grand Island Obituaries



Janet Swanson

LINCOLN — Janet Jean (Schimmer) Swanson, 88, of Lincoln passed away Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.

Private services will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to Hastings College Foundation for teachers college or band.

Janet was born in Webster, S.D., on July 15, 1932, as an only child to Myrtle and Edward Schimmer. Janet grew up in Genoa. It was here that she became an excellent clarinet player and played for Hastings College. After college, Janet entered the teaching field.

Her first job was at Hawthorne Elementary School in Lincoln. After teaching one year in Lincoln another opportunity opened, and at the age of 21, not knowing a single person in California, she boarded a train with all her worldly possessions and set out on a new adventure. What an adventure that turned out to be as this is where she met her

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