Florence C. Swenson
Florence C. Swenson Florence C. Swenson died Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at Elim Care Center, Fargo, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer. Florence was born March 24, 1928, in Nilsen Township near Breckenridge, MN, to Andrew and Elizabeth ...
Florence C. Swenson died Tuesday, August 19, 2003, at Elim Care Center, Fargo, after a courageous battle with ovarian cancer.
Florence was born March 24, 1928, in Nilsen Township near Breckenridge, MN, to Andrew and Elizabeth (Schultz) Andel. She attended country school in Meadows Township and at age fourteen she moved with her family to Breckenridge. She had many fun times growing up in a family of fourteen. Her first job was working at a local grocery store. Next she worked in the diet kitchen at St. Francis Hospital, where she made wonderful lifelong friends. She wed Morris C. Swenson October 12, 1948, and they began their life together in Moorhead, MN. She worked at St. Ansgar Hospital. In 1949, they moved to a farm in Deerhorn Township near Wolverton, MN, where she raised her family and lived until present. During her later years she provided in-home care for various elderly people. One of her proudest accomplishments was completing her own GED once all of her children had graduated from high school and moved on.
Florence enjoyed baking and cooking, spending time with her grandchildren, gardening and dancing.
Florence was a wonderful and loving mother of three sons, Curtis (Susan) of Houston, TX; Keith (Jill) of Winnetka, IL; Arlan (Karla) of Moorhead, MN; and one daughter, Aileen (Jim) Kramer of Roseville, MN. She is also survived by six grandchildren, Mattocks, Brett and Parker Swenson of Winnetka; Tanner, Griffin and Riley Swenson of Moorhead; and special friend Arnold Swenson of Barnesville, MN. Other survivors include two brothers, Carl Andel of Perham, MN; Clarence Andel of Inver Grove Heights, MN; and two sisters, Mabel Rinnels and Josie Miller both of Breckenridge, MN.
Florence was preceded in death by her husband Morris C. Swenson; one son, Dean; five brothers, Andrew Jr., Frank, Fred, Gilbert, Walter and Earl; and four sisters, Catherine Beglau, Wilma Lindberg, Esther Andel and Nellie Meyer.
Funeral service: 10:30 a.m., Friday, August 22, 2003, at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, Barnesville, MN.
Visitation: 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Thursday, August 21 with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. at Dobmeier Funeral Home, Barnesville.
Interment: City Cemetery, Barnesville, MN.