Virginia “Ginny” Swenson, age 58, of Balaton passed away Thursday, February 23, 2012 at her home after a courageous battle with breast cancer.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday at Sillerud Lutheran Church of rural Balaton.
Visitation will be 4:00-7:30 p.m. Monday at the church with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday. Interment is in Sillerud Lutheran Cemetery. Stephens Funeral Service – Tracy Area Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Virginia Ann Swenson was born October 1, 1953 in Winona, MN to Laverne and Marian(Wacholz) Schwantz. She graduated from Onalaska, WI High School and went on to Dr. Martin Lutheran College. On May 30, 1986 she was united in marriage to Doug Swenson. Over the years, Ginny taught school, did daycare, and worked at Colonial Manor in Balaton. Most recently she worked at HyVee in the seafood department. Ginny enjoyed reading and spending time with her family.
Ginny is survived by her husband Doug of Balaton; sons: Erich of Gillette, WY, Christopher and Seth both of Kaycee, WY, and Jonathon of Balaton; mother Marian Schwantz of St. Charles; siblings: David Schwantz of Altura, Daryle (Sue) Schwantz of Lewiston, Philip (Sandy) of Altura, and Sara Schwantz of Rochester; brothers and sister-in-law Mark (Barb)Swenson of Balaton, Mary Swenson of Canby, Jeanne (Curt) Sieve of Alexandria; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her father Laverne Schwantz.