Letter: A thank you from the Swan family

By on June 12, 2014

The family of Allen Swan wishes to thank all those who were so kind and generous during his illness and passing.

Thank you for all the prayers, cards, prayer shawls, phone calls, monetary gifts, flowers, food and all the wonderful things everyone did to make a difficult situation bearable. A special thank you to Jim Sandberg for all the wonderful things he did. I could not have handled the hard times without his love and help. To George Kallas for shoveling the sidewalk and his visits; Wayne Byerhof for coming out on such early, cold mornings keeping the driveway clear so we could get to doctor and chemo appointments, and for his and Jodeens’ weekly cards; Kevin Poust for keeping the snows at bay at Valley West so we could get to work and for all his help; to Dick Schroeder, Dave Rissman, Dick Hustedt, Dave Anderson, George Kallas and all the many friends who stopped every few days to make him laugh and keep his spirits up; to Pastor Ray Byrne, Steve Lawson and all the members of Grace Fellowship Church, who surrounded us with love and worked so hard to make his funeral special. Allen loved you all and was so proud to be a member; to pastor Jim Harper, Allen’s friend and mentor, who kept in touch from Oregon, giving him strength and courage; to Karen Howard for all the wonderful things she does to make life easier for everyone; to Ben and all the terrific folks at Conley Funeral Home who work so hard to make things easier; to Bill and Tammy Osborne who came when needed; our wonderful family in Tennessee who kept in constant touch and made us feel so loved; to our neighbors who did all they could to help, down to weeding the garden! Thank you Judy Thompson and Linda Dietz. To all the community of Elburn who came out to support us in full force, thank you from the bottom of my heart.

To the Elburn Lions Club who did so much for us and to the sponsors who donated to the auction at the benefit, our heartfelt thanks.

And to all our friends and customers who came by, called, and sent cards to Valley West, Allen was very touched by your kindness.

Thank you all for your wonderful support. Allen would be so surprised to know he touched so many lives. I know he is smiling down on all of us.

God bless each and every one of you,

Lynette Swan
Lucille and Craig Swan
Matt and Stacey Roach
Mark Swan