Laurel Swenson, 68Laurel D. Swenson, 68, of Alexandria died Sunday, October 23, 2011 at St. Cloud Hospital.
Laurel D. Swenson, 68, of Alexandria died Sunday, October 23, 2011 at St. Cloud Hospital.
A memorial service will be held Friday, October 28 at 1 p.m. at Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service on Friday at the Funeral Home.
Laurel Dale Swenson was born on February 16, 1943 in Bertha, the son of Arnold and Viola (Bjorklund) Swenson. He was baptized and confirmed into membership of Norunga Lutheran Church.
Laurel was united in marriage to Mary Herzog on June 30, 1973. They made their home on Lobster Lake and later moved to Alexandria. Together they had four children: Kristy, Justin, Suzanne and Rebecca.
Laurel worked for several companies in Alexandria, including Drymor, Buttweiler’s Do-All and Alexandria Extrusion Company. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and reading Old West novels. He spent time helping out several senior families in Alexandria with repairs and yard work.
Laurel is survived by his children: Kristy Larson, Justin (Kara) Swenson, Suzanne Swenson, and Rebecca Zastrow. He is also survived by his sisters Lola (Robert) Olson of Farwell and Karen (Harlan) Nelson of Ashby, sister-in-law Joan Swenson of Zimmerman, and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents Arnold and Viola Swenson of Farwell and his brother Rodney Swenson of Zimmerman.
Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria; www.andersonfuneral.net.
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