Aileen Swanson, 96

A Memorial Service for 96-year-old Aileen Swanson will take place Thursday, June 23, 2022, at Gethsemane Lutheran Church in Dassel at 11 a.m., with Pastor Janine Olson officiating.

Interment follows the service at the Dassel Community Cemetery. Visitation will be at the church one hour before the service on Thursday.

Aileen Lois Swanson, age 96, died on June 6, 2022, at Lakeside Generation Assisted living in Dassel, MN.

Aileen Lois (Nelson) Swanson was born April 20, 1926, to Hjalmar and Agnes (Marquardt) Nelson in Meeker County, MN.

She, along with her brothers and sisters, grew up on a farm in the Beckville area.

She was united in marriage to Kermit Swanson June 21, 1947. They lived and raised their family on Kermitís home farm in Collinwood Township from their marriage until 2017.

Aileen loved and cherished family gatherings. Those that knew her knew that the more, the merrier.

Everyone was welcome. Aileen was active with many clubs and organizations in her community, starting with groups like Stitch and Chatter.

She was a member of Gethsemane Lutheran Church of Dassel. Aileen was a devoted wife for 73 years.

She was a welcome sight to staff and residents of the Lakeside Care Center and the assisted living apartments.

She was loved by many and was a surrogate mom and grandma to many.

She thoroughly enjoyed her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

She delighted in many activities and loved to see them grow.

Aileen is survived by her daughter Beverly (Dave) Pearson of Dassel, son Bradley (Joanie) Swanson of Pine River, and Grandchildren: Zach (Kristin) Pearson, Paul (Kristin) Pearson, Briana Swanson, Lindsey (Brian) Bessingpas, and Javen (Oby Ballinger) Swanson along with great-grandchildren Payten, Reece, Karin, Hannah, Annika, Micah, Luke, Matthew, and Andrew.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kermit, her parents, and nine brothers and sisters Doris, Eunice, Milton, Paul, LeRoy, Marlyn, Orville, Ronald, and Laverne.

Memorials should be given to the Gethsemane Lutheran Church Radio Fund or the Dassel area Historical Society.

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