Obituary for Richard Swenson

Richard Swenson, age 82 of Northfield, passed away on Sunday afternoon, July 8, 2018, at Three Links Care Center. Richard Carl Swenson was born November 21, 1935, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Carl and Evelyn (Anderson) Swenson. At the age of 11 he moved with his family to Nerstrand and shortly after to the family farm in Greenvale Township. After his education he farmed with his father and served in the Minnesota National Guard. In 1966, he moved to Bayport to work for Northern States Power. In 1972, he moved to Stillwater. On November 25, 1978, Richard married Laura Patten. […]

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Richard Swenson, age 82 of Northfield, passed away on Sunday afternoon, July 8, 2018, at Three Links Care Center.

Richard Carl Swenson was born November 21, 1935, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to Carl and Evelyn (Anderson) Swenson. At the age of 11 he moved with his family to Nerstrand and shortly after to the family farm in Greenvale Township. After his education he farmed with his father and served in the Minnesota National Guard. In 1966, he moved to Bayport to work for Northern States Power. In 1972, he moved to Stillwater. On November 25, 1978, Richard married Laura Patten. After marriage they remained in Stillwater until 1986 when they moved to their farm in Bridgewater Township. In retirement Richard loved to work on his hobby farm and mow the grass.

Survivors include his children: Denise (John) Westin of Cumberland, Wisconsin, Carrie of Stillwater, Diane of Stillwater, Rick of Lake Elmo, Brad (Kara) of Stillwater, David (Candy) of Hastings; 8 grandchildren: Jeremy Westin, Eric Westin, Jason (Amy) Swenson, Dillon Willi, Blake Swenson, Margaret Swenson, Devin Swenson, Blake Swenson; 3 great-grandchildren: Tessa, Noah and Chance; 13 siblings: Leatrice Taylor of Randolph, Shirley Nelson of Northfield, Jane Stordahl of Cannon Falls, Norman (Donna) of Northfield, Roger (Darlene) of Pennock, Donna (Klaus) Jacob of Northfield, Gary of Colorado Springs, Marilyn Mitlyng of Savage, David (Kathy) of Northfield, Allen (Nancy) of Northfield, Durene (Bob) Sathre of Northfield, Curt (Pat) of Northfield, Donnie (Barb) of Northfield; numerous nieces and nephews; other family members and many friends. He was preceded in death by his wife Laura in 2004, his sister Carol Dean and his parents.

On Thursday, July 12, 2018, visitation will begin at 4PM, followed by a service at 6:30PM at Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. Rev. Jeffrey Sandgren will officiate. Music will be provided by John Westin and Margaret Swenson. Interment will be in Highview Christiana Cemetery, rural Farmington.

Arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com

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Funeral

July 12, 2018 - 6:30 PM

Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
201 East 4th Street Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

Visitation

July 12, 2018 - 4:00 PM -

Benson & Langehough Funeral Home
201 East 4th Street Northfield, 55057 Get Directions

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  1. Rachelle Goodall

    Brad, so very sorry to hear of the passing of your dad. Goodbyes are not the end and the memories of your dad will stay close to your heart. My deepest sympathies & hugs to you and your family.

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