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Ardis B. Swinger


Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Ardis B. Swinger, 88, of Coon Rapids, formerly of Lanesboro, died Thursday, January 13, 2013, at her home surrounded by family.

She was born September 24, 1924, in Preble Township, to Olaf and Gilma Nelson. She went to Grubtown country school and Lanesboro High School. She married Wayne Swinger May 8, 1943, in Winona, Minn. They lived in California a short time before moving back to St. Paul and New Brighton. Wayne died November 11, 1961.

She worked at Honeywell and Medtronics. She worked part time house cleaning for the elderly at Walker Senior Living until she retired at age 86. She enjoyed playing cards, puzzles, her collection of dolls, sewing, dancing, and going to casinos.

She is survived by daughters, Brenda (Bob) Bakke of Lanesboro, Linda (Tom) Brown of Coon Rapids, Ilene (Chuck) Osborn of Cambridge, Marlene Swinger of Stewartville, Marilyn Allery of Coon Rapids, and Huong (Son Vo) Duong of St. Paul, 22 grandchildren, 47 great-grandchildren, and 25 great-great-grandchildren, a sister-in-law, Lois Nelson, and nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, a son, her parents, two brothers, one sister, one great-grandson, and special friend Bill Mulligan of 35 years.

Funeral services were held Tuesday, February 5, 2013, at Faith Lutheran Church in Coon Rapids, Minn. Burial was at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

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Phyllis Joann McCarthy

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Phyllis Joann McCarthy, 78, of Lanesboro passed away Sunday, February 10, 2013, at the harmony Community Healthcare Center. Phyllis Joann Borgen was born January 16, 1935, in Lanesboro to Gerhardt and Cecilia (Pfremme) Borgen. She went to school in ..... 
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Anna Dierl Hanna

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Anna Dierl Hanna, 85, of Lanesboro, passed away peacefully, Sunday, February 10, 2013, at Saint Marys Hospital after suffering a stroke. She was born April 11, 1927, in Eger (Cheb), Czechoslovakia. At the end of World War II she escaped from Czech ..... 
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Portrait painter and musician Matt Duckett will be Lanesboro Art Center’s 36th Artist in Residence

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Arts & Culture

Since its inception in 2001 with the first artist Erik Pearson, Lanesboro Arts Center has brought 35 artists to Lanesboro for Artist Residencies. Artist #36 will soon be here: Matt Duckett is a portrait painter and musician from LaCrosse, Wisc. He w ..... 
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Letter about Grehl’s letter

Fri, Feb 15th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Letter to the Editor

To the Editor, It seems every time Stan Gudmundson submits a commentary it is followed up by a snarky and mocking personal attack by Jerry Grehl. He even had to take one more mean shot at Mitt Romney. These attacks are right out of the far left pla ..... 
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The Biggest Loser challenge has begun

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

Coffee Street Fitness & Dance of Lanesboro, Minn. has begun its Biggest Loser Challenge as of Monday, January 7, 2013, and will continue until June 2013. The program was initiated by Melinda Coscarelli Lutes, owner of Coffee Street Fitness & Dance o ..... 
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Lanesboro looks at radium issues

Fri, Feb 8th, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Government

The Department of Health has informed the City of Lanesboro that the levels of radium in their drinking water are too high, and they have until 2015 to be in compliance with state regulations. Jim Kochie of Davy Engineering attended the February ..... 
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Eat for Equity feast coming to Lanesboro

Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Health & Wellness

By Lori Slindee Eat for Equity, Lanesboro Local, and the Lanesboro Arts Center are coming together for a delightful evening of food and celebration. Eat for Equity is returning on Saturday, February 16 to put on a delicious dinner, locally grown an ..... 
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Ardis B. Swinger

Fri, Feb 1st, 2013
Posted in Lanesboro Obituaries

Ardis B. Swinger Ardis B. Swinger, 88 of Coon Rapids, Minn., formerly of Lanesboro, died Thursday January 31, 2013, at her home. She married Wayne Swinger May 8, 1943. She was survived by Brenda (Bob) Bakke of Lanesboro, Linda (Tom) Brown of Coon ..... 
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