United in marriage April 10, 1948, in Garden at the Garden Congregational Church, the couple’s wedding party included best man Henry Swanson and maid of honor Beverly Lester Lant.
The newlyweds remained in the Fayette area for a few years before moving to Flint, where they spent the years prior to their retirement. They are now residing in Fayette once again.
The Swansons have five children — Brenda (Steve) Tibbetts, Rhonda (Ed) Kulis, Alfred Jr. (Zandra), William (Lori) and the late Robin Ann. They also have 15 grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren.
Alfred maintained Swanson Construction Co. during his working years while Eleanor stayed at home with the children.
A celebration will be held in July when the family gathers for a reunion.
Eleanor and Alfred Swanson