Roy E. Swanson, 83, Brainerd, died Tuesday, March 7, 2000, in Mathis, Texas.
He was born Aug. 21, 1916, in Goodhue County to Manfred and Minnie (Kastelle) Swanson. He worked as a contractor and cabinet maker and later for Sears for 11 years, retiring in 1980. He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served in the Army during World War II.
Survivors include his wife, Frances; a stepdaughter, Danielle Forcier, Hermantown; two stepsons, Duane and Farren Forcier, both of Brainerd; a foster son, James Bedore, Outing; and seven stepgrandchildren.
His parents, his first wife Helen and a sister, Alice Lodge, died earlier.
Services will be 4 p.m. Sunday at Trinity Lutheran Church in Brainerd with Pastor David Holte officiating. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens.
Friends may call from 7-8 p.m. Saturday at Nelson-Doran Funeral Home in Brainerd and an hour before services Sunday at the church.
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