Braxton Swanson

Braxton Michael Swanson

Tuesday, October 26th, 2004 - Monday, May 18th, 2020
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Braxton “Braxy” Michael Swanson, 15, Osawatomie, Kansas passed away Monday, May 18, 2020. Private family visitation Tuesday, May 26, 2020 at Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner, Kansas. Private Family entombment Wednesday, May 27, 2020 at Resurrection Catholic Cemetery, Lenexa, Kansas. Memorial contributions may be made to Children’s Variety Charity, P.O. Box 3446, Shawnee, Kansas 66203. Condolences may be left at Arrangements: Bruce Funeral Home, 106 S. Center, Gardner, Kansas 66030 (913) 856-7111.

Braxton was born on October 26, 2004 in Kansas City, Kansas to Jennifer Swanson. He was born premature at 26 weeks and spent six months in the University of Kansas Medical Center NICU unit. Braxton had over 20 surgeries in the first six months of his life and was not expected to live. Given a 1% chance of surviving, Braxy overcame so much and had an impact on the lives of those he came in contact with. He was loved by everyone who met him. He was a freshman Life Skills student at Osawatomie High School, Osawatomie, Kansas. Braxy liked to play soccer and was a goalie. He enjoyed amusement park rides, especially riding roller coasters and bowling for Special Olympics. Braxy loved going on adventures. He has traveled from California to Florida. Some of his favorite places to visit were Universal Studios, Disney World, Worlds of Fun and Circus Circus in Las Vegas. There are no words to express how much he will be missed. We love you, Braxy Boy.

Braxton is survived by his mother Jennifer, twin brother Blaine Joseph Swanson, Olathe, Kansas; co-foster parent Pennie Nicole Harris, Osawatomie, Kansas; grandparents Mike and Diane Swanson, Olathe, Kansas and great-grandmother Judith Waitzmann, Olathe, Kansas.
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    Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 |
    Tuesday, May 26th, 2020
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Reeves, Reece, Loren, Deb, and Patrick

Posted at 11:32am
We love you Braxton and find comfort in the fact that Grandma Orita was there to meet you.
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Posted at 12:30pm
Praying for peace and perseverance in your household. Cherish your memories, and let love be your legacy.
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Becca Kirkman

Posted at 08:41pm
Braxton will always hold a special place in our family's heart. Braxton was a special spirit and blessed all those around him. Our hearts go out to Reeves Barnes, and his family, also to Jennifer and her family. In this time of grief, we are praying for comfort. We know that Braxton has been reunited with his family that passed on before him including his Great Grandmom Orita.

Pamela Gibson

Posted at 02:12pm
Jennifer, Renee' emailed me to let me know of your loss of Braxton. I remember when you had the twins. Just didn't remember it had been 15 years. Time sure goes by fast. So sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for you and your family. Love, Pam Gibson

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