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Kenneth Leland Swanson

January 11, 1933 ~ May 15, 2019 (age 86)
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Message from Mark Brown
May 17, 2019 9:42 PM

He was my freshman algebra teacher and instilled an understanding & love for the order of the subject. I attribute his skills as a teacher for choosing math as one of my degrees.

As an Asst. Principle he once sentenced me to writing a 5000 word paper on the “evils of gambling” after he caught me running a crap game over lunch hour in the Spanish lab. That too, was a powerful lesson. I still don’t gamble. Besides the math doesn’t work unless you own the casino.

His service to his community, his country and especially his students are a great legacy and gift to us all. He will always be remembered & loved by many.
Message from Bryan Steele
May 17, 2019 11:32 AM

Mr. Swanson taught me and countless students more than what was in the binder of a book. He taught us many life lessons and valuable skills in and out of the classroom. He set an example all men should follow and teachers to emulate. I remember him sharing stories with me about his time in the Army. I was cutting wheat for Mr. Swanson until midnight the night I left for basic training. He shook my hand, looked me in the eye, said he was proud of me and my decision to serve our Country and gave me a hug like a father would give his son. Thank you Mr. Swanson for the life lessons, being a great role model to so many and for being a friend.
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A Spathiphyllum was sent on May 17, 2019

Our thoughts and prayers are with you, Pastor Lynn and the Highland Park United Methodist Staff Parish Committee

Message from Bill Baker
May 16, 2019 3:26 PM

I have a bachelors degree in mathematical engineering from K-State and a masters degree in business with an emphasis on applying mathematical solutions to corporate finance from the University of Texas at Austin. In all of my years of technical education, I learned more from Mr. Swanson than from any of the several dozen other individuals that I studied under. All of them were more published, several were world renowned, but none were better teachers. Mr. Swanson changed my life. I will forever be in his debt. Thank you, kind sir, for your contribution. May you rest in peace.
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