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Kathy Swenson

March 24, 1944 — August 26, 2003

Kathy Swenson was born in Tower City, ND, to Chester Laney and Lorraine Kretchmer on March 24, 1944. She died at MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, ND, on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2003, after a short battle with thyroid cancer.

Kathy attended school in Glyndon, MN. She graduated in 1962. Kathy married Clifford Swenson on Oct. 19, 1963. They lived in Felton, MN. She worked for Borgan Phone Co.

Kathy joined American Crystal Sugar Company, where she has worked for the last 30 years. In 1977 Kathy moved to Moorhead, MN, and in 1982 to her present home in Glyndon.

Kathy won several awards for her beautiful flower garden. She loved caring for the birds, traveled often, and spent many hours at the lake. She especially loved the times spent with her children and grandchildren.

Kathy is survived by her special friend and companion, Judy Vantassel, Glyndon; a son, John (Deb) Swenson, Hawley, MN; two daughters, Jolene Swenson and Jana (Tim) Wiecks, both Fargo; seven grandchildren, Bryan, Christopher, Parker and Alexis Swenson of Hawley, Jeffrey Garten Jr., Jessica Gomez and Cassandra Wiecks of Fargo; five brothers, Chester (Lynn) Laney, Fargo, Jerome (Marilyn) Laney, Scottsdale, AZ, Steven (Peggy) Laney, Detroit Lakes, MN, Jeff (Sheila) Laney, Fargo, and Kelly (Linda) Laney, Moorhead; a sister, Karen Thompson, Moorhead; many nieces and nephews, many friends, and her beloved dogs, Kirby, Rusty and Rat.

She was preceded in death by her father, Chester Laney; her mother, Lorraine Kretchmer; and her stepfather, Alderich "Jack" Trottier.

Visitation: Thursday, 6 PM to 8 PM
Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.

Prayer Service: Thursday at 7 PM
Korsmo Funeral Chapel, Moorhead.

Funeral service: Friday, Aug. 29, 2003, at 10:30 AM
Grace United Methodist Church
1120 17th Street South, Moorhead.

Burial: St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery, Moorhead.

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