BACKUS -- Bennie Swenson, 65, Backus, died Saturday, Sept. 16, 2000, at his home.
He was born April 25, 1935, in Jewell, Iowa, to Bennie and Leona (Sundermeyer) Swenson. He was a member of Heartland Squares.
Survivors include his wife, Sandy; a son, Rich Swenson, Kenosha, Wis.; a daughter, Karen Geber, Stickney, Ill.; six grandchildren; a brother, Arnold Swenson, Fairmont; and four sisters, Beverly Thate, St. James, Lois Swenson, Backus, JoAnn Champine, Antioch, Ill., and Elaine Swenson, Minneapolis.
His parents died earlier.
Services will be 11 a.m. Tuesday at Mildred Bible Chapel of Pine River. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery of Backus. Memorials are preferred to Leukemia Lymphoma Society of America, 5217 Wayzata Blvd., Suite 221, Minneapolis, MN 55416 or the Mildred Bible Chapel.
Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. today at Kline Funeral Home of Pine River.
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