Esther M. Swanson, 97, of Akron passed away Friday, October 1, 2010 at the Akron Care Center in Akron, Iowa. Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 5, 2010 at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Akron, Iowa with Reverend Dawn Quame officiating. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery. Visitations will be after 3:00 p.m. Monday, October 4, 2010 at the Carlsen Funeral Home, Schroeder Chapel in Akron with the family present to greet friends after 5:00 p.m. followed by a 7:00 p.m. Prayer Service. Visitations will continue Tuesday at the church from noon until service time. Arrangements are with the Carlsen Funeral Home, Schroeder Chapel of Akron. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.