Robert W. Swan

Dr. Robert William Swan, age 83 passed away late June 5, 2024 at his home in Ballwin, Missouri.

He is survived by his beloved wife Hilda of 37 years, and his children Rob (Michaela), Randy (Laura), Ryan (Victoria), Erika (Jason), Joshua, and his 13 grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. John R. Swan, and Dr. Mary E. Swan, and his brother Thomas H Swan.

He was born August 7, 1940 in Indianapolis, Indiana. He earned his medical degree from Northwestern School of Medicine in Chicago, Illinois. He completed an internship and residency in gynecology and obstetrics at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and a gynecologic oncology fellowship at MD Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute in Houston, Texas. Dr Swan completed additional post graduate training in colposcopy, radiation therapy physics, the use of lasers in gynecology and genetics and molecular medicine in gynecologic oncology. He was an associate professor at many universities across the country along with having a private practice. He retired after a long career in 1999 after practicing at Mercy Hospital and Saint Louis University Hospital in St Louis, Missouri.

Bob learned and loved to fish from a young age, and carried it through his entire life. He also enjoyed bowling, was the president of the Sunrise Lions’ Club in Prescott, Arizona, and was on the board of the Crisis Pregnancy Center in Prescott, Arizona. He was a strong Christian man, who loved to read scripture and teach others. Throughout his adult life, he served in many churches in many capacities. He loved God before anything else, and then his wife Hilda. He was a member of Calvary Fellowship Church in Fenton, Missouri. Throughout his life, he lived in 11 different states.

He served in the Army from 1972-1974 at William Beaumont Army Medical Hospital. He was a lieutenant colonel in Ft. Bliss, Texas.

Visitation will be at 10:00 a.m. and a celebration of life will follow at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday June 13, 2024 at Calvary Fellowship Church 1811 Smizer Station Rd, Fenton, MO 63026

In lieu of flowers, please consider a gift/donation to The Alzheimer’s’ Association.


  1. Ginny Syring on June 10, 2024 at 6:17 pm

    My Heart hurts for you. Bob, is Bob again, and for that I am thankful.
    We always treasured y’all’s friendship and love you both.
    May God hold you and the kids tight through this.
    Prayers and you know how to reach me if you need to.
    Love you

  2. Jeanette & john stacy on June 10, 2024 at 9:19 pm

    Hilda. We are sorry to hear about Bob we all loved to see him at grand lake casino we will keep u and kids in prayers… love john & (bubbles) jeanette stacy

  3. Sue Swatske on June 11, 2024 at 2:05 pm

    Bob was a sweet, kind and gentle person. And very witty! He clearly loved and enjoyed fellowship with his brothers and sisters in Christ. Jesus said
    “They will know you are mine by your love for another”. We will miss him and his hats, and his hugs. ❤️

  4. Rob Swan on June 12, 2024 at 11:54 am


    Thank you for all you have given me of yourself. You are a part of me and I will take care to pass it on as best I can to those around me and to my family. I will miss you and am sad but I am happy you are in a better place and are fully healed. I look forward to seeing you again. I love you. Your son Rob.

  5. Pevla on June 14, 2024 at 8:31 am

    Friend, Praying for strength and peace
    The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit” Psalm 34:6

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