Carole Swearingen

March 19, 2020


Carole (Kronholm) Swearingen, 99, formerly of Bradford, passed away on Thursday, March 19, 2020 at Hallmark House Nursing Center in Pekin.


She was born March 2, 1921 in Chicago and adopted by Emil and Esther Lindstedt Kronholm of Moline.


She graduated from Moline High School, Brown’s Business College, and Civil Aeronautics School in Chicago.  She was transferred to the Bradford Airport as a weather communicator.


Carole loved to bowl, play cards, do crossword puzzles, and was an avid reader of mysteries.


She married the love of her life, Keith Swearingen on May 4, 1944. They would have been married 72 years. He passed away June 25, 2015.


She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Diana (Randy) Patton of Tremont and Linnea (John) Ruth of Menomonie, WI; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.


Cremation Rites have been accorded per her wishes. Burial will be in Bradford Cemetery at a later date. Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Tremont is handling the arrangements.

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