Margaret Jean (Swanson) McCusker, 93, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, October 3, 2022, at the
Good Neighbor Home in Manchester. She was born on January 31, 1929, in Manchester, the daughter of Harry and
Elna (Anderson) Swanson. Jean was raised in Prairie Township, Delaware County and graduated from Manchester
On October 25, 1949, Jean was united in marriage to Francis “Frank” Arthur McCusker at St. Patrick Catholic
Church in Ryan. Five children were born to this union. Jean worked many years at the Ertl Toy Company in
Dyersville. She was a long-time member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester.
Jean enjoyed playing cards and completing word-find, jig-saw, and crossword puzzles. In her younger years, Jean
loved bowling with friends and camping with family. Later years were filled with quilting and family celebrations.
Survivors include her husband of almost 73 years, Frank McCusker of Manchester; her five children, Steve (Jean)
McCusker of Coggon, John (Tammy) McCusker of Manchester, Teresa (Greg) Greve of Masonville, Ken (Dee)
McCusker of Washington, and Rose (Leo) Pins of Bankston; 22 grandchildren; 41 great-grandchildren; three great-
great-grandchildren; two siblings, Clifford Swanson of Manchester and Lois Morris of Cedar Rapids; one sister-in-
law, Pat Swanson of Manchester; and many, many nieces and nephews.
Jean was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Betty Morgan; three brothers, Harry “Duke” Swanson, Robert
“Bob” Swanson, and Kenneth “Ken” Swanson; four sisters-in-law, Ruth Swanson, Velma Swanson, Crystal Swanson
and Ruth McCusker; two brothers-in-law, Richard Morris and Ambrose McCusker.
Online condolences may be sent to www.leonard-mullerfh.com .
Mass of Christian Burial: 11:00 a.m., on Thursday, October 6, 2022, at St. Mary Catholic Church in Manchester,
Iowa, with Reverend Gabriel Anderson officiating.
Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m., on Wednesday, October 5, 2022, at the Gathering Place in Manchester, Iowa, with a
Rosary Service at 3:30 p.m. Friends may also call from 9:30 to 10:45 a.m., Thursday at St. Mary Catholic Church in
Interment: Calvary Cemetery – Ryan, Iowa