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Mr. Theodore Harry Swanson, SK N8HKN/N8TED, age 67, of Shelby, passed away Wednesday, May 3, 2017, at home.  He was born October 27, 1949, in Grand Haven to Wally and Vera (Howard) Swanson.  He was employed as delivery driver for United Parcel Service for 30 years, until his retirement in 2003. He married the former Janet Merten in Hart on August 8, 1999. Ted was awarded the Safe Driver Award from United Parcel Service for twenty five years of safe driving. He was also an outdoor enthusiast enjoying riding his Harley Davidson Road King, downhill and water skiing and camping. Ted was also a fan of Shelby High School Tigers and attending his niece and nephews athletic events. His hobby was Amateur Radio, having the call signs N8HKN and N8TED. Janet also was involved in Amateur Radio having the call sign KB8YNM. Ted also was passionate with helping Janet in the roofing business. He was a member of the North Ottawa Amateur Radio Club, Muskegon Area Amateur Radio Club, and the Oceana Area Ham Club and long-time supporter of the 147.380 repeater system. Ted is survived by his wife: Janet Swanson of Shelby; four daughters: Elina (Denis) Koegel of Spring Lake, MI, Anna Swanson of Ferrysburg, MI, Jessie (Quinn) Rycenga of Shelby, MI and Abby (David) Calderhead of Beaver Creek, OH and one son: Christopher Swanson of Spring Lake, MI;  five  grandchildren, Jack, Juliet, MacKenzie, Jace and Eleanor;  Granddog, Tobey; one brother: Jeff (Karel) Swanson of Hudsonville, MI; father in law and mother in law, Herbert (Ardith) Merten of Hart.  He was preceded in death by his parents. The Memorial Service for Mr. Swanson was held Saturday, May 13, 2017, at 11:00 am at King Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Hart with Rev. Michael Hubbard officiating. Interment will be in the Oceana Center Cemetery.
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