Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 at her home; at the age of 89 years.
The daughter of the late Samuel Merritt and Inez Alfreda (Mortenson) Sherman, Sallie was born on November 25, 1930 in Menominee, Michigan. She graduated from Menominee High School. Sallie married William Richard “Dick” Swanson on August 26, 1950 in Menominee, Michigan; Dick preceded Sallie in death on April 13, 1999. She was a bookkeeper for over 25 years for a food wholesaler company, formerly know as Super Foods. Sallie served many years as a volunteer at the surgical desk at Covenant HealthCare, including a three year term as the president of the Volunteer Association. She was a long-time member of St. John’s Episcopal Church, and a former member of its choir. She enjoyed being a gardener, seamstress and crafter. Sallie had created personal keepsakes for each family member as her family grew.
Surviving are three daughters, one son and their spouses: Cathie and Bob Miller, Saginaw, Michigan; Nancy and Jim Maine, Clive, Iowa; Janet Swanson, Waukee, Iowa (formerly of Saginaw, Michigan); William Swanson, Rockford, Illinois; four grandchildren and their spouses: Lisa (Ryan) Curtis; Catherine (Chad) Buesing; Scott (Brooke) Maine; Karen Maine (David Levine); and eight great-grandchildren.
A private family funeral service has taken place at W. L. Case and Company Funeral Chapel, 4480 Mackinaw Road, Saginaw. A private family committal service will take place at Riverside Cemetery, Menominee, Michigan. In lieu of flowers, those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. John’s Episcopal Church, 123 N. Michigan Ave, Saginaw.