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Arthur Lloyd Swenson


Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Arthur Lloyd Swenson, 80, of Chatfield, passed away Saturday, March 16, 2013, at the Chosen Valley Care Center in Chatfield where he had resided for five and a half years. He died of complication of Lewey Body Dementia and other medical issues.

He was born May 16, 1932 in Luana, Iowa, to Lloyd Seward and Cora Ann (Leppert) Swenson. He attended school in rural Allamakee County, Iowa, and high school in Elkader, Iowa. Arthur served in the U.S. Army in Korea for two years, earning the rank of Corporal, and received other military honors. After his military services he was a farmer and worked at the Waukon, Iowa, Chick Hatchery. On Feb. 19, 1955, he married Neva Reinke at the United Church of Christ in New Albin, Iowa. In 1956 he was transferred to the Chatfield Chick Hatchery where he was manager until 1971. He also raised pullets and crop farmed, raising corn and soybeans.

Arthur was a member of, and an elder at Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Chatfield. He also served on the Chatfield Fire Department for 21 years.

He enjoyed his family, friends, farming and fishing.

Survivors include his wife, Neva; one son, Donald Swenson of Chatfield; one daughter, Nancy (Mark) Berry of Preston; two grandchildren, Mitchel (Brayonna) Berry of Chatfield, and Mara Berry of Preston; one great-grandchild, Paisley Jo Berry of Chatfield; one sister, Ruth Schlitter of Oelwein, Iowa; and many other family members.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, one brother, an infant daughter, and two brothers-in-law.

Funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, March 21, at the Pioneer Presbyterian Church in Chatfield, with the Rev. Timothy J. Gerarden officiating. Burial will be in the Chatfield Cemetery. Military honors will be performed by the Chatfield VFW Post #6913.

Visitation will be from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday.

Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield is in charge of arrangements. 507-867-4310.

Online condolences may be left at rileyfuneralhomes.com.

SE Mn community leader meets with DC policymakers on Ag Investments

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

CHATFIELD, MN - At a time when policymakers in Washington, D.C., are debating the future of federal farm policy, Tim Gossman traveled to the Capitol to meet with several top agriculture decision makers. Gossman, who is a farm loan officer and senior ..... 
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No horsing around, Conway’s love Arabians

Mon, Mar 18th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

By Barb Jeffers At Conway Arabians of Chatfield, Minn., it is all about the horses. The work, the travel, the lack of sleep, the joy…. It is all about the horses, Arabian horses to be exact. Peter and Lori Conway own Conway Arabians, and acco ..... 
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Chatfield takes no position on distribution of Rochester sales tax

Fri, Mar 15th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

The Chatfield City Council at their March 11 meeting decided not to take a position for or against House File 476 which seeks to add cities to receive a share of the Rochester area local sales tax. Councilor Ken Jacobson was absent. Legislation p ..... 
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Hamilton ~ Zieser

Fri, Mar 8th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Social Scenes

Ryan Hamilton and Ellie Zieser, both Chatfield residents, were engaged in Denali National Park Alaska. Ryan works for Alliant Energy in Chatfield (lineman). Ellie works for Rochester Public Schools (special education teacher) at Churchill Elemen ..... 
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New Chatfield convenience store will be built “Kwik”

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

A new Kwik Trip will be built in Chatfield, Minn. in the near future, giving residents and visitors a more convenient Kwik Trip store to stop and top off their tanks. Mr. Hans Zietlow, Director of Real Estate for Kwik Trip, Inc. stated, “Yes, we a ..... 
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Upgrades for cable TV administrator

Fri, Mar 1st, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Government

The Chatfield City Council at the February 25 meeting, granted two requests submitted by the city’s cable TV administrator, Craig Manahan. Mayor Don Hainlen was absent. The Personnel Committee and the Cable Access Board had recommended approval ..... 
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Laura Joanne Zeccardi

Wed, Feb 27th, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Obituaries

Laura Joanne Zeccardi, 28, of Minneapolis, passed away peacefully Sunday Feb. 24, 2013, at the University of Minnesota Medical Center in Fairview. Laura was born to parents, Alan V., and Linda J. Zeccardi in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., on Jan. 5, 1985. Lau ..... 
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Kids love to “Learn & Play”

Fri, Feb 22nd, 2013
Posted in Chatfield Features

Two things children love are to learn and to play. Two things parents want are for their children to be safe and well-cared for. At Learn & Play Daycare in Chatfield, Minn. parents and children get what they need. Learn & Play Daycare was open ..... 
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