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Ingrid Linnea Brownfield

June 19, 1928 — June 27, 2023

Ingrid Linnea Brownfield was born on June 19th, 1928, in Chicago, IL to Arthur and Eva Swanson.

In her 95 years, she was a nurse, pianist, volunteer, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, woman of God, and quite the sassy lady. She grew up in South Shore Baptist church, literally and figuratively, and she told many stories of those days.

She loved watching the birds outside, Velveeta on cinnamon Melba toast, the tv show COPS, her Swedish heritage and more than all those combined, her family.

She is survived by children Barry, David (Robin), Douglas (Karen) Anderson, Lori McCoy (Barry), Natalie Wright (Tony). Grandchildren Caris (Tim) Duda, Erik (Michelle) Anderson, Kathleen (Aaron) Lorentzen, Andrew (Carleigh Kammerer) McCoy, Annika (Bradley) Pettman, Emilie (Ethan) Hyatt, Eli Anderson, and Hannah (James) Hanson. Great grandchildren Evan and Ian Duda, Eva, Daniel, David and Charlotte Anderson, Jakai and Bronyx English, Sonder Lorentzen, Eleanora Pettman and two more great granddaughters appearing soon.

Preceded in death by parents Art and Eva Swanson, husband Dean Brownfield, brother, Allen Swanson, and grandson Matthew McCoy.

Though it was truly her time to go home, the memories she left on earth are those that will always be spoken of, and we will all continue to abide by her favorite phrase, "Don't do anything I wouldn't do". We will continue to celebrate her life!

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