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August 23, 1942 – Thursday, June 20, 2013

Service Information
Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, MN
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
7:00 P.M.

Visitation Information
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
4-8 P.M.

Carol M. Swanson, age 70 of Buffalo, Minnesota passed away on Thursday, June 20th at The Buffalo Hospital. Carol was born on August 23rd, 1942 in Le Center to Edward and Evelyn (Cummings) Blaschko. On August 15th, 1964, Carol was joined in holy marriage to Rodney Swanson; their marriage was blessed with two daughters. Carol worked for many years in customer service and was known by many in the community for her warm and kind smile as she greeted at Wal-Mart. She also volunteered at The Buffalo Hospital and was a very talented and avid card player. Carol was a thrill seeker who loved to travel, play games, and find adventure. In 2003, Carol travelled to Ireland and kissed the Blarney Stone. Survived by her loving husband of 48 years, Rodney; daughters, Lisa (Jim) Groenewold of Eden Prairie and Cheryl Swanson of White Bear Lake; granddaughter, Lauren Groenewold; brothers, Mike (Patty), Jerry (Bev), Ken (Gail), and Lyle (Kim) Blaschko; sisters, Pat Kland, Joyce Amador, Charlotte Harmeyer, and Sandy Blaschko; her special friends, Kathy and Gordy Krenik, Donna Brunot, and DeAnne Gustafson; and by many beloved nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by her parents, Edward and Evelyn Blaschko; and brothers, Tom, LeRoy, and Neil Blaschko. A memorial service will be held at 7 P.M. on Tuesday, June 25th at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, Minnesota with visitation from 4 till 8 P.M.

13 Guestbook Entries

  1. Jolene Huston

    We are sure going to miss our neighbor. Carol was always interested in what we were doing. She was one great lady.

  2. Julie Kocak Mooney

    Lisa and family, Sorry to hear of your moms passing, I always enjoyed visiting with her when she worked at Walmart. You’re in my thoughts and prayers,

  3. Theresa and Dana LeMoine

    Dear Lisa, Jim, & Lauren,
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother/grandmother. We know she will be dearly missed. Know that our thoughts & prayers are with you. May you be comforted by all of your loving memories.

  4. Becky Zimmerman

    My sympathies to you Rod, Lisa, Jim, Lauren and Cheryl. Carol was an awesome lady. We had many, many laughs together. She loved you all so much. Always talked about Lauren whenever we would get together. Not sure if you all knew this or not, but she was my Godmother. If you didn’t know it, guess it must of meant that I sucked as a Goddaughter. HaHa. She will be greatly missed. And may all your wonderful memories of her help you through this sad and difficult time and also help you with the healing process.

  5. David and Sharon Leinonen

    Sorry to hear of Carol’s passing. She was a dear friend and warm hearted when
    we saw each other.

  6. Harold and Jeanne Wells

    Rod,Lisa, Cheryl and family,
    We are saddened by the loss of Carol. She had a wonderful laugh and was a super nice lady. It was fun to catch up with each other at the Lake Rachel parties. Please know you have our

  7. McKenzie Rude

    Cheryl, I am so sorry to hear about your mom’s passing. You and your family are in my prayers during this difficult time!

  8. Johnna Zitzloff

    Dear Rod and family,
    I knew Carol from walmart the years I worked there and she was a people greeter. I really enjoyed her company as we sat in the break room and talked about everything and nothing. I will miss her very much. Blessings to you during this time of great sorrow.

  9. Kim Wilkes

    Carol and I worked together at Wal-mart. She was a great greeter, had a smile that lit up her whole face, and told some really good jokes. I hold fond memories of her. My condolences to the family.

  10. Cathy Malinski Montain

    I am so sorry to hear of Carol’s death. My condolences to all of you. I just heard about it so am unable to attend her memorial.

  11. Rita Marschel

    Rod & Family –
    My deepest sympathy to all of the family.
    Rita Marschel

  12. Margaret Ann(Cummings) Applegarth

    I am so sorry for your loss. Carol is up in heaven playing cards and watching over all of you. Love to you all. Margaret Ann

  13. Lisa Spencer

    So sad to learn of Carol’s passing. What a fun, sweet person she was. My thoughts and prayers to you all.


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