Marlene Lavonne (Mattson) Swanson, the daughter of Lowell and L. Grace (Simmons) Mattson, was born Dec. 14, 1932, in Litchfield, MN.
Marlene went to be home with the Lord June 22, 2022, peacefully at the Lakeside Care Center in Dassel at the age of 89.
She graduated from Dassel High School in 1950.
On July 24, 1953, she was united in marriage to Richard (Dick) Swanson at the Dassel Mission Church (Evangelical Covenant Church).
They made their home in Bloomington, MN, where they raised their family of 4 sons.
In 2020 she became a resident of the Lakeside Health Care Community in Dassel.
She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She attended Bloomington Covenant Church faithfully and was a committed volunteer at the Closet of Hope.
She is survived by her sons Randy (Debbie) Swanson, Brent (Renee) Swanson, Joel (Diane) Swanson, and Rick Swanson, and ten grandchildren, Linzi (Sonny) VanGordon, Tyler (Bev) Swanson, Jordan Swanson, Nick (Stephanie) Swanson, Erik (Laura) Swanson, Angela Swanson, Travis (Gabby) Swanson, Brock Swanson, John (Ann) Burzinski, and Katie (Nick) Breaux, and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Dick Swanson, brother Jim Mattson, sister Pat (Mattson) Nelson, and a great-granddaughter Gracelyn VanGordon. She will be greatly missed.
Interment will be at the Fort Snelling National Cemetery at a later date.
Arrangements by the Johnson Funeral Home, Dassel, MN.