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Ted SwansonNovember 13, 1922 ~ February 4, 2017 (age 94)
Joseph (Ted) Swanson, 94, of Dannebrog died Saturday, February 04, 2017 at Brookefield Park in St. Paul.
Services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday at the First Baptist Church in Dannebrog. Reverends Rob Pearson and Donnie Halbgewachs will officiate. Interment will be in Oakridge Cemetery in Dannebrog.
Visitation will be on Friday, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at the church.
Memorials are suggested to the First Baptist Church.
Jacobsen-Greenway Funeral Home in St. Paul is in charge of arrangements.
Mr. Swanson was born November 13, 1922 in a sod house outside of Westerville, NE to Joseph and Lillian (Wrasse) Swanson.
He graduated from Dry Valley High School near Westerville in Custer County in 1941. He attended the University of Minnesota Farm School and Bethel College. That is where he met the girl of his dreams.
Sixty-five years ago, Ted was united in marriage to Helen Holle on December 14, 1951 on a cold snowy night in Grove City, Minnesota.
Ted enjoyed his work, cows, and Nebraska football. Above all else, he loved his family and the Lord, his Savior. He liked to visit with people, drink coffee and do woodworking.
He was a member of First Baptist Church in Dannebrog where he taught Sunday School for many years. and he also served on Sunnyside School District #16 School Board near Dannebrog.
Survivors include his wife, Helen of Dannebrog; his children, Trish Swanson of Tampa, Florida, Cindy Bodin and her husband Greg of Maple Grove, MN, John Swanson and his wife, Sarah of Dannebrog and Doug Swanson and his wife Karen of Aurora; 14 grandchildren; 9 great-grandchildren; a brother, Paul Swanson and his wife Gerri of St. Paul; a sister-in-law Carol Swanson of Mission Hills, SD; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; five brothers, Leonard, Melvin, Arvid, Fennett and an infant brother, Theodore Swanson and a sister, Jarda Swanson.