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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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