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January 28, 1932 – Monday, February 29, 2016

Service Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Sunday, March 6, 2016
1:00 PM

Visitation Information
The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN
Sunday, March 6, 2016
12 – 1 PM

Jane (Parks) Swanson, age 84 of Hutchinson, MN formerly of Buffalo, MN passed away at Harmony River in Hutchinson, MN on February 29, 2016. Funeral service on Sunday, March 6, 2016 at 1 PM at The Peterson Chapel, Buffalo, MN with visitation one hour prior to service at the funeral home on Sunday. Private interment Riverside Cemetery, Osage, MN.

Jane was born on January 28, 1932 in Osage, MN to Clarence and Ethel (Clemons) Parks. Jane’s mother passed away when she was 10 years old and she started working at the age of 12 as a waitress. She loved to drive and the one job she held that she enjoyed the most was driving mail truck from Minneapolis to Willmar and then Minneapolis to Litchfield twice a day for 8 years. She raised 6 children on her own and she was truly so proud of all of them and taught them about God through reading and telling stories from the Bible. She bought and drove a motorcycle when she was in her 50’s. She enjoyed living in Buffalo and going to the lake to watch the birds and the beautiful sunsets. By the lake is where she also wrote poetry. Jane instilled the importance of family to her children and they were a very close family.

Preceded in death by her parents, Clarence and Ethel, husband, Sonny, daughter, Penny, 11 brothers and sisters, nieces, nephews and cousins.

Survived by her children, Edward Dorsey of Roseville, MN, Meda “Mickie” (John) Moy of Dassel, MN, Nora Dorsey of Dassel, MN, Kevin (Linda) Dorsey of Buffalo, MN and Frank Dorsey of Hutchinson, MN; grandchildren, Angela (Jack) Adams, Heather Moy, Kyle Pawlicki, Curtis Moy, Amanda Moy, BethAnn Wanous, Lane Wanous, David Dorsey, Thomas Dorsey, Gary Marsyla, Erin Marsyla and numerous great-grandchildren.

2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Dyane Kyllonen

    Dear Mickie and family,
    Sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

  2. Lee Roy & Marilyn Parks

    14.”May all the sweet memories of your mom bring you solace during this time. We hope that all the great moments that you were able to have with her before she passed away brings you comfort.”


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