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November 28, 1939 – December 21, 2023

Delores Marie (Eichler) Swanson

Delores Marie Swanson, age 84, of St Michael, MN, passed away peacefully on December 21, 2023.  She was a loving wife, devoted and caring mother, grandmother, great grandma, and a friend to all.  Delores had a servant attitude and was a devoted Christian, generously giving her time and energy to her Lord and savior, Jesus Christ, and every church she faithfully attended over the years.

Delores is survived by her beloved husband of 65 years, Ralph Swanson.  She is also survived by her son Michael (Kathy) and daughters Karin Ness (Dave) and Ann Leon (Marrio).  Delores was a cherished grandmother to Erika, Sydney, William, Laura, Alexa, Nick and her four great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her brother William (Fran).

Delores is preceded in death by her parents Roland and Gladys Eichler.

A long time resident of Brooklyn Center, MN.  Ralph and Delores retired to their home on Crook Neck Lake in Lincoln, MN and wintered in Apache Junction, AZ.  She enjoyed her deep friendships in both areas.  The past several years of independent living were spent at Legacy of St Michael, MN.

In her free time, Delores enjoyed working on puzzles, camping, fishing, and volunteering at her church.  Delores was a great cook. Her Swedish meatballs, cookies, and caramel rolls are legendary.   She cherished hosting dinners for family and her many friends.

A memorial service to celebrate Delores’ life will be held at The Peterson Chapel located at 300 Main Street, St Michael, MN 55376.  The visitation will begin at 10:00am, followed by the service at 11:00 am on Wednesday, December 27.  A lunch will be served following the service.

Delores Marie Swanson will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her. Her kindness, devotion and giving nature will forever be remembered!


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