Richard L. Swenson

Born: Thu., Nov. 30, 1933
Died: Thu., May 25, 2006

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Richard Lloyd Swenson was born November 30, 1933, to Melford H. and Arlene M. Allis Swenson in Wells, MN. He attended the Wells Evangelical Lutheran Church and graduated from Wells High School. Richard served in the United States Navy from 1955 - 1961. On November 1, 1958, he was united in marriage to Judith Bakke in Austin. The couple moved to Albert Lea in 1962. Richard was employed by the State of Minnesota as a Dairy Inspector. He had been a member of the Eagles for 40 years and was also a member of the Moose Lodge. Richard enjoyed camping, bluegrass music, traveling in his RV, playing guitar, singing, and playing pool with his friends. Survivors include his children: Craig Swenson of Brooklyn Park, Brenda and husband, Mark Shatek of Albert Lea, and Terri Swenson and her special friend, Pat Oquist, also of Albert Lea; his special friend, Marlys Tritle of Albert Lea; nine grandchildren; sister, Marjean and husband, Albert Jacobs of Alden; brother, James and wife, Diane Swenson of Albert Lea; sister-in-law, Delone and husband, Arlin Sawyer of Austin; brother-in-law, Merlin Bakke of Arcadia, CA; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Richard was preceded in death by his parents, Melford and Arlene Swenson; wife, Judith; and sister, Nordean Weber

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Carol Braun Farnsworth
   Posted Sat May 27, 2006

Mary Jo Fisch Comstock
   Posted Sat May 27, 2006
I am sure that none of you know who I am. Your Grandma, Josie Bakke, worked for our family even before I was born. She was like a second Mom to me. I knew your Mom and your Aunt Delone and Uncle Merlin. When I was 11 I was in a serious car accident. Your Grandma came every day for quite a few months to take care of me. She was my best friend and I loved her very much. Your Mom was also a very special lady. I didn't know your dad, but I do know that your Grandma Josie loved him very much.

I am sure that each of you have and will continue to have wonderful memories of both of your parents.

In love, Mary Jo Fisch Comstock

Wilfred Bias
   Posted Tue May 30, 2006
Dick was a classmate and we had a lots of good times together. We are going to miss you at the class reunion.
Wilfred Bias

Bruce Thompson
   Posted Wed May 31, 2006
Dear All,

I am truley sorry for your loss and the pain that you have to endure in this time of sorrow. Please know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. The pain never completely goes away, but you can find comfort in the fact that in time it becomes less prevailant to the fond memories and the love you shared.

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