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Delilah M. Swanson, 75

Delilah M. Swanson, age 75, of Delano, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10 2012, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.

She was born March 18, 1936 in Buffalo to Edward and Lydia Rux Rentz.

Delilah M. Rentz and Robert A. Swanson were joined in holy marriage Feb. 11, 1956, at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Buffalo by Pastor Berwald. God blessed their marriage with three children.

She is survived by her loving husband of 55 years, Robert A. Swanson; children, Vicki Swanson of Delano, David Swanson of Waverly and special friend Dawn Johnson, and Robin (Joe) Menard of Delano; grandchildren, Christina (Shrial) Baksh, Matthew (Jillayne) Menard, Jeremy Swanson, and Joshua Menard, great-grandchildren, Morgan and Megan Hesse, Jaiden Baksh, Connor and Caylee Menard, Mason and Hunter Swanson; sister, Shirley Scott of Phoenix, AZ; special nieces Ginger Bailey and Jackie Swanson; brothers and sisters-in-law, Bill and Shirley Mechels, Don and Carol Johnson, Rod and Carol Swanson; and many nieces, nephews, and friends.

She was preceeded in death by parents; stepfather, Oscar Peterson; sisters, Evelyn, Beverly, and Goldie; brothers, Cyrus, Myron, and Jack; sisters-in-law, Mildred, Elaine and Delores Rentz.

Funeral services for Delilah Swanson were Saturday, Jan. 14 at 1 p.m. at Cross Evangelical Lutheran Church in Rockford.Pastor Michael Barlow officiated.

A visitation took place Saturday, Jan. 14 at the church from 11 a.m. until time of services at 1 p.m.

Casketbearers were Joshua Menard, Matthew Menard, Jeremy Swanson, Christina Baksh, Shrial Baksh, and Michael Daniels.

Arrangements were by Peterson Chapel in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com.