Swanson, Dr. Noble Leroy


Noble Leroy Swanson was born to Roy C. and Gladys (Olson) Swanson on June 15, 1939.  He grew up in Wahoo, Nebraska, where he attended Luther Academy and Luther Junior College.  Noble received a Bachelorís of Science degree from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln, and attended the University of Nebraska Medical College in Omaha, receiving a M.D. degree in 1965.  Upon graduation from medical school, Noble interned at Sioux Valley Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.  In 1966, Noble joined the United States Air Force.  During his period of service, Noble served as a Captain and General Medical Office at Thule Air Force Base in Greenland and Selfridge Air Force Base in Michigan.


Following his time in the Air Force, Noble returned to Lincoln to practice medicine, serving the Lincoln Community for over 38 years as primary care physician.  Noble began practicing medicine with Dr. John Hanigan and Dr. Dwight Snyder.  He later worked for CHI/St. Elizabeth Hospital.  In addition to his private practice, Noble served as a Principal Investigator for MDS Pharma Services and as a Flight Physician for the Federal Aviation Administration.


Noble married Jackie Allder in 1972.  They had three sons:  Vincent, Timothy, and Bradford.  Noble was preceded in death by his parents Roy and Gladys Swanson, mother-in-law Shirley Allder, brother-in-law Jerry Allder, and sister-in-law Sharon Allder.  Noble is survived by his wife Jackie; his three sons: Vincent (Bernie), Timothy (Laura), and Bradford; two granddaughters:  Madeline and Grace Swanson; his sister Ronita (Jerry) Adams; his brothers-in-laws and sisters-in-laws:  Harley (Debbie) Allder, Kathy Allder, Patty (Raul) Alfonso, Roy (JoAnn) Allder, Larry (JoJen) Allder, Steve (Cristi Renemans) Allder, Theresa (Joe) Madden and David (Nancy) Allder; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews.


Noble was an avid tree planter, bird watcher, and hunter.


The family requests that any memorial be sent to:  St Michael Catholic Church, The Purple Martin Conservatory, The Wachiska Audubon Society, Nebraska Arbor Day Foundation.

Guestbook for Swanson, Dr. Noble Leroy

4:20AM Jun 28th, 2017
We were so sad to hear of Dr. Swanson's passing. He was my primary physician for most of my adult life until he retired. He was a caring and very smart Doctor and a Great Person. He will be missed God Bless him and may he rest in peace.
Jerome Morris (Lincoln, NE)
10:11PM Jun 18th, 2017
I worked for Dr Swanson years ago, and he was one of the best, smartest, and caring person I have ever had the pleasure of working for. I always remember he always had a bag of M&M's in his desk drawer.. He will be greatly missed, and my condolences to Jackie and the kids. God rest his soul.
tami connell (lincoln, NE)
12:03PM Jun 13th, 2017
am so sorry to read of dr swanson's passing. i worked from him in the early 1970's when he was with drs hanigan and snyder. prayers go out to his famil
judy vergith-treichel (moorhead, MN)
5:03AM Jun 13th, 2017
So very, very sorry for your loss. Dr. Swanson was the absolute best! Dr. Snyder & Swanson was my first CMA job out of college and it was wonderful working with Dr. Swanson. He made me laugh everyday with his jokes. He was on call the day I got married, but saw him sneak in the back of church just before I walked down the aisle. I was so happy that he took the time to come. He had a heart of gold. Will truly miss you Doc. Thanks for being such a sweet person and great boss.
Amy Polivka (Lincoln, NE)
9:00AM Jun 12th, 2017
I was heartbroken to see that my beloved Dr. Swanson had died. I was a patient of his for many years. My parents, grandparents and children were also patients. Dr. Swanson was a wonderful, caring doctor. I cried when he retired! He will be greatly missed. My sympathy is for you all.
Sharol Starr (Lincoln, NE)
9:58PM Jun 11th, 2017
Jackie and boys, we were so sorry to hear about Noble. We are in California right now, saw something on Facebook yesterday. I will give you a call on my return. Love and prayers for each of you. Peggy and Kemp
Peggy Wilkins (Lincoln , NE)
7:44AM Jun 11th, 2017
My condolences to all Noble's family and friends. Noble was on of my boy hood friends growing up in Wahoo, Nebraska. His dad and uncle were our family doctors, and Noble was my primary doctor for a time in Lincoln.
Buzz Flittner (Waverly, NE)
8:36PM Jun 8th, 2017
We love you! Jackie, when the house is quiet, please call me if you want me to bring the kids over to make some noise! Vince, Tim, Brad, Jackie, you are always in our prayers. I feel your pain. (and I hope there was enough food tonight!)
Sara Fritsch (Lincoln, NE)
7:06AM Jun 8th, 2017
Vincent, Timothy and Bradford, You each have our deepest condolences and sympathies with the loss of your father! You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers! May you find comfort through Him and in all who love and surround you! God bless! Sincerely, Kristin (Edwards) Heath '91 Alumni Director Pius X High School
Kristin Heath (Lincoln, NE)

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