Glenn C. Swann, beloved son of Robert E. Swann and Carol Baldwin Swann, and younger brother to Robert (Bobby) Swann, passed away September 14, 2013, in an accident in Leavenworth, Kan.
Glenn was born in Kansas City, Kan., on July 15, 1985. Glenn attended Xavier Elementary and was a 2003 graduate of Rocky Mountain Academy in Idaho. Glenn worked side-by-side with his dad, eventually becoming co-owner of Swann Painting Company, Leavenworth, Kansas. He was also co-owner of Safer Smoke Supply with his dad.
Glenn enjoyed all things outdoors. He loved snowboarding with his friends, hunting with his dad, boating, and most importantly, spending time with his family and friends.
Our hearts have been warmed with the many wonderful comments that Glenn's friends and family members have shared. The young and old alike have commented on Glenn's infectious smile that could light up a room.
His condolences have come from all over the world, from the Cayman Islands to
Afghanistan, where his longtime friend will fly a flag in Glenn's honor from his helicopter.
The flag will later be given to Glenn's parents upon his safe return home.
In his passing, Glenn left the gift of love to all who met him, and he will be deeply missed.
Glenn is survived by his Aunt Barbara (Swann) Kersten and the late Kenny Kersten, and his Aunt Rita Swann, all from Leavenworth, Kan.; his Uncle Wayne and Aunt Sarah Baldwin from Texas; his cousins Aundria and (Aladdin) Ashkar, from Kan.; Natalie Kersten and Charlotte Kersten from Colo.; Tamara and (Eric) Madsen from Ore.; M. Patrick and (Teresa) Murphy from Mo.; Brent and (Tracy) Baldwin, Leslie and (Chris) Grain, Jan and (Brian) Lanting, all from Texas; Ashley Baldwin and Katy Baldwin from Kan.; and his precious second cousins.
Glenn was preceded in death by his grandparents, Robert and Cora Swann, and Harold and Madge Baldwin; and his Uncle Earl Baldwin.
The family will receive friends on Wednesday, September 18 from 6-8 p.m. at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, 306 North Broadway, Leavenworth. The funeral mass, offered by Father David McEvoy O'Carm, will also be held at St. Joseph's Catholic Church on Thursday, September 19 at 10 a.m. The burial will follow the mass at Mount Calvary, Leavenworth.
Memorial contributions may be made to Ronald McDonald House, Make a Wish Foundation, and/or Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Greater Kansas City in care of Davis Funeral Home, 531 Shawnee St., Leavenworth. Fond memories and condolences for the family may be left at www.davisfuneralchapelinc.com.