Arloine J. Swanson, 89, of Detroit Lakes, MN, passed away peacefully Wednesday, November 30, 2022, in Essentia Health, Fargo.
Arloine was born November 8, 1933, in Thief River Falls, MN to Axel and Ruth (Lindquist) Anderson. She was the youngest of 5 children, grew up in Newfolden, MN, and graduated from Newfolden High School in 1951. She worked at the Land ‘O Lakes company in Thief River Falls for 1 year following high school then attended Trinity College in Chicago.
On June 12, 1954, Arloine was united in marriage to Robert Swanson. They made their home on the family dairy and grain farm near Plummer, MN where they raised their six children. In 1980, they made a bold move, sold the farm and moved to Loveland, CO. They lived in Colorado for nine years until they moved back to Minnesota and made their lake cottage into a year-round home in Detroit Lakes.
All her life, Arloine was active in the churches she attended. For the past 30 years she has been a member of Community Alliance Church where she served as a deaconess, played piano, lead Bible studies, and served in many other areas.
Arloine also volunteered for many years at Essentia Hospital making flower arrangements, working in the gift shop, and playing piano each week at the Memory Care Unit.
Arloine is survived by her six children; Colleen (Jay) Conta, Gregg (Cindy) Swanson, Deb (Greg) Olson, Jon (Cleo) Swanson, Brad (Carla) Swanson and Ann Swanson; twelve grandchildren, Craig (Molly) Conta, Stephanie (Larry) Gibson, Tyler (Morgan) Conta, Dylan (Channy) Swanson, Kevin (Heather) Swanson, Taylor (Joy) Swanson, Sam Olson, Molly (Schyler) Abuhl, Bjorn Swanson, Ingrid Swanson, Danielle (Andrew) Sandahl, and Ryan (Susan) Swanson; eight great-grandchildren, Josie, Henry, Charlotte and Genevieve Conta, Leah and Caleb Gibson, Brooklyn Swanson and Owen Abuhl.
She was in preceded in death by her husband, Bob in 2001; her parents; brothers; Marvin and Dennis; and sisters, Joyce and Charlotte.
A Celebration of Arloine’s Life will be 11:00 AM, Wednesday, December 7, 2022, in Community Alliance Church, Detroit Lake, MN, with a Gathering of Friends continuing one hour prior to the Celebration.
For those who cannot attend but would like to join Arloine’s for her Life Celebration. Her service will be live-streamed, and link can be on her memorial page on the Korsmo Funeral and Cremation Service website.
(Korsmo Funeral and Cremation Service, Moorhead, MN)