David Edward Swanson, age 65, of Carpentersville, passed away on November 25, 2020. David was born November 17, 1955 in Chicago, IL to Lon E. Swanson and Charlotte B. Lenthardt.
David attended Irving Crown High School in Carpentersville, IL. He then joined the U.S. Navy in 1974, from which he was honorably discharged.
David married Gail Rose in 1986. Their wedding was a wonderful non-traditional event where they performed the ceremony themselves at the Wing Park Bandshell in Elgin, IL. Friends and family watched as they said their vows, then released balloons to mark the occasion. They had two children. They later divorced, but remained good friends.
David worked as a handyman and support laborer, and became a very good machinist. In his free time, he enjoyed going to the movies and playing Bingo.
Friends and family will remember him as a hard worker and a lifetime Star Trek fan.
David was preceded in death by his ex-wife and his parents. He is survived by his children, Dennyss and Denyce; siblings, Steven, Ronald, Larry, Paul, Cheryl, and Susan; and aunt, Patricia Lenthardt.
Graveside service with military honors will be held at 1:00 pm, Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery, 20953 W. Hoff Road, Elwood, IL 60421.
Final arrangements entrusted to Symonds-Madison Funeral Home. For more information, call 847-741-1128 or visit www.symondsmadison.com.