Mylet Elaine (Barelman) Swanson
November 2, 1930 – November 28, 2019
Mylet E. Swanson, 89, of Ralston, Nebraska, was born on November 2, 1930, on the family farm outside Wayne, NE, to Emil H. and Minnie C. (Bruse) Barelman. She passed away peacefully in her home on November 28, 2019. She grew up on the family farm, attending District 64 country school. She walked 1 1/4 miles to school, enjoying the meadowlarks singing above her. She had a favorite calico cat, “Fluffy,” and dog, “Tige,” a brindle bull/rat terrier mix. She attended Wayne High School. Upon graduation, she attended Midland Lutheran College in Fremont, NE. She met Donald K. (Don) Swanson at a dance in Arlington, NE, and they married on May 26,1956. They had two daughters.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, and brothers, Milferd W. and Leland D. Barelman. She is survived by daughters, Sandra “Sandy” Swanson Hunley (Craig) and Joan “Joanie” Swanson; grandchildren, Nicholas Swanson Hellbusch, Sally Swanson Hellbusch, and Kate Alexandra Hunley; step-grandchildren, Jeff Hellbusch (Amy), Laurie Hellbusch, and Ben Hunley (Ashley); step-great-grandchildren, Dylan Hellbusch, Ethan Hellbusch, Sydney Hellbusch, Quinn Wolford, Clara Wolford, and Kayden Hunley; numerous nieces and nephews.
Family will receive friends Friday, December 20th from 5pm to 7pm, at the West Center Chapel. CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Saturday, December 21st, 11am, Messiah Lutheran Church (79th and Lakeview, Ralston). Memorials are suggested to Messiah Lutheran Church, Nebraska Humane Society or St. Jude’s Research Hospital.