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Nicholas Ryan Swanson

April 19, 1991 May 15, 2019
Nicholas Ryan Swanson
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Nicholas Ryan Swanson, 28, of Chicago, passed away May 15, 2019, in Houston, Texas. He was born April 19,1991 in Salina, Kansas, the son of Mary Swanson.

He graduated from South High School in Salina in 2009. Nicholas was a member of the Order of the Arrow of the Boy Scouts of America and a member of Troop 214 where he enjoyed camping on a monthly basis regardless of weather. He also achieved the rank of Eagle Scout. While in high school, he was on the swim team and worked for Sunflower Bank in items processing. In 2008, he started earning his hours for a pilot’s license and enjoyed learning to fly.

Nicholas earned his Bachelor of Business Administration with a minor in Math from Wichita State University in 2013. While at WSU, he was a member of Phi Delta Theta fraternity, worked part time for Waddell & Reed as a financial advisor’s assistant, and spent a semester in Austria studying abroad. Upon graduation from WSU, he worked for Textron - Beechcraft in the finance department. He then earned a Master of Science in Finance degree from Purdue University in 2016 and participated in an international math competition.

He most currently worked at the Northrop Grumman Corporation in Rolling Meadows, Illinois. He attended Park Community Church in Chicago, and in his spare time, Nicholas was a student of Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

Nicholas is survived by his mother, Mary, and many friends who were like family to him.
A private celebration of life will be held in Chicago at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please consider becoming a bone marrow donor or making a financial donation at Be The Match: The National Marrow Donor Program (

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