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Darlean Wilson Swain

Darlean was born on a cold, wintery night on Jan. 5, 1933, in Kimball, Nebraska.

Her birth completed a family of nine, which included five brothers – Bill, Dick, Don, Bob and Melvin "Buss" Wilson, Jr. - Grandpa Cronn, mother Alice Cronn Wilson, and father Melvin Wesley Wilson.

Darlean married Robert Tim Swain on Nov. 25, 1951. They were together nearly 62 years when Bob died on Nov. 2, 2013. Three fantastic children, Robert (Pam), James (Jo), and Janet (Marty) completed their family, and they all married wonderful spouses.

Grandchildren Dennis Swain (Jackie), Brittany Alberson, Ben Alberson (C...