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Marvin Dale Swanson

Marvin Dale Swanson, age 90 of Marysville Township, died Saturday, July 30, 2005 at Lake Ridge Care Center in Buffalo.

He was born June 26, 1915 in Marysville Township, Wright County, the son of Alfred and Daisy Jewett Swanson.

Marvin was baptized and confirmed July 17, 1938.

He was joined in holy marriage to Lois E. Anderson Sept. 16, 1937 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, Iowa. God blessed their marriage with a son, Merlin.

Marvin and Lois engaged in dairy farming in Marysville Township for many years.

He loved his dog, Annie.

Marvin was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo.

He is survived by his wife, Lois E. Swanson; son Merlin (Ruth) Swanson of Buffalo; grandchildren Dan Swanson of Girdwood, Alaska; Jean (Ron) Corona of San Diego, Calif.; Renae (Jeff) Vetter of Fairmont, and Rita (Dave) Sarvie of Kimball; and six great-grandchildren: Kajsa, Aaron, Jessica, Josh, Megan, and Dustin.

Marvin is further survived by sisters and brothers Laurella Vieau of Buffalo, Doris Stumpf of Waverly, Ruby Stumpf of Hesperia, Calif.; Kenneth and Harold Swanson of Waverly; and Leroy (Sally) Swenson of Buffalo; sister-in-law Lenora Swanson of Minneapolis; brother-in-law Warren (Ione) Anderson of Buffalo; other relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred and Daisy Swanson; brothers and sister Vernie Swanson, Alvin Swanson, and Grace Erickson; and sister-in-law and brothers-in-law Dorothy Swanson, Leonard K. Erickson, Harvey Vieau, Frank Stumpf, and Alfred Stumpf.

Funeral services were Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 1:30 p.m. at Zion Lutheran Church in Buffalo with the Rev. John P. Folkerds officiating. Marlene Mohwinkel was the organist. Congregational hymns were “Old Rugged Cross” and “How Great Thou Art.” Interment followed at Swedesburg Lutheran Cemetery in Marysville Township.

Friends called Monday, Aug. 1 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.

Casket bearers were Byron, Fred, Gary, and Allen Bonk, David Anderson, and Gerold Erickson.

The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo served the family.

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