Victor Swanson

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Victor W. Swanson

Victor W. Swanson age 100 of Walnut Grove passed away Tuesday, January 25, 2011 at Prairie View Health Care Center in Tracy. 

Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove.  Visitation is Friday 4:00-8:00 p.m. at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home with a prayer service at 6:30 p.m.

Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday.  Interment is in Walnut Grove Cemetery.  The Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. 

Victor W. Swanson was born June 13, 1910 in North Hero Township, Redwood County, Minnesota to John and Gunhilda (Johnson) Swanson.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith, and was a lifetime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Walnut Grove.  Victor attended District 19 country school.  On August 7, 1935 he was united in marriage to Sadie Farr in St. Paul.  Together the couple settled two miles north of Walnut Grove, where they lived until 1948.  They then moved on to the Swanson home place which became a century farm in 1983.  Victor and Sadie lived there until August of 2003 when they moved to O’Brien Court in Tracy.  They enjoyed 69 years of marriage until Sadie’s death on December 27, 2004.  Victor became a resident of Prairie View Health Care Center in July 2009.  Victor’s love was farming and raising livestock, but he also enjoyed woodworking, and playing cards and marbles with family and friends.

Victor is survived by his children: Eugene (Marilyn) of Walnut Grove, John (Carol) of Walnut Grove, Jillene (Eldon) Kathman of Buffalo, Richard (Faith) of Walnut Grove, and Ruth Ann (John) Thompson of St. Paul; 12 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents, wife Sadie, daughter Arlene Purdy, 1 granddaughter, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters. 

 
 
 




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