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Official Obituary of

Eleanor Swenson

May 3, 1926 ~ March 30, 2024 (age 97) 97 Years Old

Eleanor Swenson Obituary

Eleanor A. Swenson, 97, of Willmar, died Saturday, March 30th at CentraCare-Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. Her funeral service will be 1:00 pm, Friday, April 5th at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be at Fairview Cemetery in Willmar. www.hafh.org

Eleanor was born May 3, 1926, in St. John’s Township, Kandiyohi County, Minnesota, the daughter of Jens and Selma (Smith) Hansen. She grew up in St. John’s Township, attended District 77 School and graduated from Willmar High School in 1944.

On June 4, 1949, she was united in marriage to Morris Swenson at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Pennock. They lived and farmed near Raymond until moving to a farm near Sunburg in 1972. In 1975, they moved to the Willmar area. Before her marriage, Eleanor worked at a bank in Willmar and once she was married, she stayed home to raise her sons, Lyndon and Sheldon. She later worked for Bethesda, TEAM Electronics and the bank again before retiring. She was also a Foster Grandparent at Kennedy School in Willmar.

Her family remembers her enjoyment of spending time with her family, crocheting, doodling, and playing the piano and organ. Eleanor was a church pianist and organist for many years. Eleanor loved her pet Beagle and her cats. She was a very hard worker and would say, "why wait until tomorrow if you can do it today".

Surviving are her sons, Lyndon (Shelly Radtke) Swenson and Sheldon (Marge) Swenson; four grandchildren, Loren (Christy Swanson) Swenson, Londa Swenson, Michael (Amy) Swenson and Steven Swenson; great grandchildren, Faith, Ella and Jacob Swenson. She is also survived by her brother-in-law, Lowell (Faith) Swenson of Minnetonka.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Morris, on November 28, 2015, grandson, Lane on December 12, 2020, siblings, Charles, Folmer and Hannah and daughter-in-law, Laurie Swenson.

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Services

Visitation
Friday
April 5, 2024

12:00 PM to 1:00 PM
Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar
1000 19th Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201

Funeral Service
Friday
April 5, 2024

1:00 PM
Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar
1000 19th Ave SW
Willmar, MN 56201

Interment
Friday
April 5, 2024

3:00 PM
Fairview Cemetery - Willmar
2515 Gorton Ave NW
Willmar, MN 56201

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