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Swenson, Gary (“Red”) Ray (1949 - 2022)


Posted By: Denise Wurner (email)
Date: 1/6/2023 at 19:12:57

Name of deceased: Gary (“Red”) Ray Swenson

Aged: 73 yrs, 3 mo, 23 days

Residence: Kirkman, IA

Born: Aug. 25, 1949; Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Died: Dec. 18, 2022; Myrtue Medical Center, Harlan, Shelby County, IA

Funeral services: no information provided

Survived by: Children, Matt Swenson (fiancée, Amber DeLuca) of Harlan, IA, and Amanda McCarthy (spouse, Rusty Jordan) of Walnut, IA; grandchildren, Ashtyn McCarthy, Ayden McCarthy, Sarah Swenson, Vincent DeLuca, and Paul DeLuca; sister, Jolene Hass of Loveland, CO; nieces; nephews; other family members and friends

Predeceased by: Parents, Elmer and Pauline (nee Stolz) Swenson; brother, Randy; sisters, Joyce, Jeannie, and Zeta; brothers-in-law, John and Kenneth

Education: Attended grade school in the Irwin-Kirkman (IA) Elementary School and graduated from Irwin-Kirkman High School with the Class of 1967

Religious affiliation: Catholic

Military service: no information provided

Marriage: Nancy Rasmussen; Aug. 19, 1972; St. Michael’s Catholic Church, Harlan, IA

Employment: Farmer; also worked for Ahrenholtz & Sons, Defiance, IA and later at Harlan Builders, G.A. Finley, and Reilly’s Construction. He retired in 2001.

Hobbies/Interests: Loved to camp, fish, and trap; his favorite hobby was reloading; mostly, he loved time spent with family.

Sources: knodfm.com; pauleyjones.com


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