January 6, 1992 – Saturday, July 11, 2009
Community United Methodist Church at 922
Friday, July 17, 2009
Brent R. Swanson, age 17 of Rockford, died due to complications from Neurofibromatosis on Saturday July 11, 2009 surrounded by his loving family at North Memorial Hospital.
Brent Richard Swanson was born on January 6, 1992 in St. Louis Park to Steven Richard and Dawn Lillian (nee Murray) Swanson. Brent attended Mound-Westonka High School with the class of 2010. He was a member of the Robins on the Minneapolis Adapted Sports League. He played floor hockey, soccer and softball. This year the Robins took 1st place with a record of 43-0 for all three State Tournaments.
Brent’s passion was big game hunting. He went on several hunting trips, bagging a deer, elk and black bear. Hunt of a Lifetime, AZ and Kippenberg Creek Kids, WI helped make those trips an amazing experience for Brent. Brent was also granted a Make-A-Wish trip to Disney World, he flew to Montana for Camp-Mak-A-Dream for three summers and was able to attended different concerts and sporting events in the Twin Cities throughout the years with Hope Kids.
Brent enjoyed camping in Cass Lake, MN, swimming, playing cribbage with his grandfather and was an avid WWE wrestling fan. He was also a member of the Youth Advisory Council with Children’s Hospital for four years.
Brent is survived by his parents, Steve & Dawn, Rockford; siblings, Angela (Nick) Kinneberg, Grand Forks AFB, ND and Sarah Swanson, Rockford; maternal grandparents, Mac & Norita Murray. Monticello; paternal grandparents, Dick & Sue Swanson, Clearwater; nephews, Jacob Kinneberg and Carter Swanson; nieces, Claire and Natalie Kinneberg; maternal aunts & uncles, Rick Murray, Red Wing, Cheryl (Jeff) Solorz, Maple Lake, Barb (Tom) Liefert, Monticello, Mike (Susan) Murray, Sagle, ID, and Lee (Mike) Holland, Savage; paternal aunts & uncle, Mike (Sandy) Swanson, Grand Forks, ND and Kelly Swanson, Gilby, ND; and many cousins and friends. Brent was preceded in death by his young cousin John Michael Swanson and beloved dog Sadie.
In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Brent Swanson Benefit fund (at any TCF Bank location) or the Minnesota Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.
The funeral service is 11:00 A.M. Friday, July 17, 2009 at Community United Methodist Church at 9225 Jason Ave NE at 9225 Jason Ave NE in Monticello. Reverend Rhodie Jacobson of Community United Methodist Church will co-officiate with Reverend John Rogers. The casket bearers are: Weston Holley, Chase Holley, Angela Duncan, Josh Hulzebos, Nick Kinneberg, and Ty Deinema. The honorary bearer is Jacob Kinneberg. The burial is private. Visitation is 4-8 Thursday at The Peterson Chapel – St. Michael/Albertville Funeral Home 300 N. Main in St Michael and resumes at church, one hour before the funeral.