Merrill D. Swanson Merrill D. Swanson, 86, of Shenandoah and formerly of rural Essex, unexpectedly entered into rest on Saturday, November 9, 2019 at Nebraska Medicine - Omaha. Funeral services for Merrill will be held on Saturday, November 16, 2019 at 11:00 am at Nishna Valley Funeral Home in Shenandoah with Pastor Kurt Hoover officiating. The family will greet relatives and friends with visitation and viewing from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the funeral home prior to the service. Burial will be in Shenandoah's Rose Hill Cemetery with military rites. Memorials in Merrill's name are being directed to the Shenandoah Emmanuel Lutheran Church or to People For Paws. Professional services are under the direction of Nishna Valley Funeral and Cremation Service in Shenandoah. Remembrances and condolences may be shared with the family at: on the web.

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