Monika Helga Swanson
September 8, 1941 - February 16, 2021

Monika H. Swanson, 79, passed away peacefully at her home, Tuesday, February 16th, 2021. Monika was born in Koenigsberg. She grew up in Germany and then immigrated to the United States in her early 20’s, and resided in New Jersey. Monika moved to Ocean Isle Beach, NC in 1998 where she was employed as an office manager for Dr. Langston until 2007.

She will always be remembered for touching the hearts of so many with her generosity, bright smile, and love. She enjoyed going to the Big “M” Casino boat.

Monika is survived by her daughter, Michelle Pietz Smith, stepchildren, Keith Swanson Jr, Scott Swanson, and Meredith Lavecchia. 11 Grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews in Germany. She is predeceased by both parents, her husband of 33 years, Keith and her sister, Marianne Klingbeil.

A special thanks for the care given by Dr. Christopher Isenhour and staff, and numerous others who helped Monika over the years.

We only ask that you take a moment to reflect on a fond memory that you had with Monika.

A memorial for Monika will be private.


  • Gabriele Pietz-VogelPostedFebruary 20, 20212:15 am

    Heartfelt condolences on your loss!
    It’s comforting to know that your bright spirit lives on in your children and beloved grandchildren.

  • Trina PietzPostedFebruary 22, 20213:29 am

    Knowing Monika and Keith, whenever we had occasion to visit Michelle and Tom in Ocean Isle, we could always count on Monika coming over first and greeting us with a big hug and always a huge smile on her face! Over the years, a visit never went by when we didn’t celebrate a nice dinner at Monika’s home or a holiday at some nice restaurant or at Michelle and Tom’s home with the whole family. A fun memory was when I was invited from my home in NJ by Monika and Keith to stay at their home so I could attend Michelle’s surprise baby shower several days later! Monica and Keith entertained me for the days I was there, even attending a live Elvis Presley tribute in a large theater which was such fun! It’s really a gift to share Memories over the years that can be enjoyed to share with family and friends to keep her spirit alive to share with others. With love and prayers during this sad time.

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