Robert Swanson

Robert Eugene Swanson

1940 - 2020

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Robert Swanson, age 80, of St. James passed away on Sunday, September 13, 2020 at Pleasant View Good Samaritan Society in St. James. Graveside services will be 1pm, Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at Mt. Hope Cemetery in St. James with Pastor Lyla Klee officiating. We are asking those that attend to follow Covid-19 guidelines and wear face coverings and social distance. Robert Eugene Swanson ‘Bob’ was born in St. James, MN, on April 29, 1940, the son of Burnis and Lydia (Nessler) Swanson. Bob attended St. James High School and the University of Minnesota. Bob served 6 years in the Minnesota National Guard, he helped form the first feeder pig co-op in Minnesota, enjoyed being a member of the St. James Lions Club, Ag Star Board member and served on numerous church boards. Bob loved to attend his kids, grandkids sporting events, school programs and plays. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and spending time with family and friends. Bob is survived by his wife Audrey of St. James, children; Leigh (Jodi) Swanson of St. James, Nancee Reese Swanson of Boonville, MO, Andy (Amy) Swanson of Ormsby, grandchildren; Averie & Jeff Barrett of St. James, Tayler & Bailey Swanson of St. James, John & Jady Reese of Boonville, MO, Lunden, Isabelle & Drew Swanson of St. James, great-grandchildren; Knoxyn, Lola & Slade Barrett of St. James, Kolbi Jo & Kroy Swanson of St. James, a sister Judy (Ernie) Engelking of St. James. He was preceded in death by his parents, in-laws Ezurina & Lorenz Meier and good friend Stanley Noren. Family Memorial Suggestions: James Gang Fast Pitch, PO Box 8, Odin, MN 56160 – St. James Youth Baseball Assn., PO Box 107, St. James, MN 56081 – Boonville Cal Ripken League, 13975 Santa Fe Road, Boonville, MO 65233
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Service Information

1:00 pm
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Mt. Hope Cemetery, St. James
S. CR 27
St. James, Minnesota, United States

Interment Information

Mt. Hope Cemetery, St. James
S. CR 27
St. James, Minnesota, United States