Ellen M. (Michalovitz) Swenson

February 6, 1941 ~ February 8, 2024 (age 83) 83 Years Old

Ellen Swenson Obituary


Ellen Marie Swenson (nee Michalovitz) age 83.

Beloved wife of Norman, who preceded her in death by almost exactly six months.

Loving mother of Kenneth and Karen. Cherished grandmother of Peter Swenson and Dylan Hult.

Preceded in death by her brother William J. Michaels (Attorney at law).

Ellen was a special friend to all who had the pleasure of knowing her.

She started her career as a teacher in the Chicago Public School system where she was active in the Chicago Teacher’s Union. It was in through the Union that she met her husband of 58 years, Norman. Ellen became the Matriarch of the Swenson family which enabled her husband to found and serve as the President of the Cook County College Teacher’s Union for over 40 years.

A Memorial Service will be held at 12:30 pm Saturday February 17, 2024 at Peace Memorial Church

10300 West 131 St., Palos Park, IL.

Ellen’s final resting place is next to her beloved husband at Fairmont Willow Hill Memorial Park, in

Willow Springs, Il.

In Lieu of flowers Memorials may be made to Peace Memorial Church or to the Norman G. Swenson Scholarship Fund at CCCTU, 1901 W. Carr0ll Chicago, IL.60612. For further information call 312-755-9400.

Arrangements entrusted to New Tradition Funeral Services Debbie Zefran Jerry  Friend and Funeral Director




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Cemetery Burial Service
February 17, 2024

11:15 AM
Fairmount Willow Hills Memorial Park 95th & 104th Gates
Meet inside 95th and 104th Avenue - Gates
Willow Springs, IL 60480

Church Service
February 17, 2024

12:30 PM
Peace Memorial Church
10300 W. 131st. St.
Palos Park, IL 60448


Norman G. Swenson scholarship fund at CCCTU, 1901 W. Carroll
1901 W. Carroll, Chicago IL 60612
Tel: 1-312-755-9400

Peace Memorial Church
10300 West 131st St., Palos Park, IL 60464
Tel: 1-708-448-7833


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