Margaret Swenson, 91, of Lancaster, Minn., passed away at Kittson Memorial Nursing Home on Monday, Nov. 30, 2020.
Margaret Ann Murray was born Aug. 11, 1929, to Elmer and Ester (Vilen) Murray of Orleans, Minn. She attended Northstar Country School through the eighth grade and graduated from Lancaster High School.
Margaret married Oscar Swenson on Oct. 21, 1950. Her life was spent as a homemaker and mother. Margaret was an excellent cook and loved flowers and gardening. She was a member of the Lancaster Covenant Church and the American Legion Auxiliary. Margaret entered the nursing home in 2009.
Family members include: her children, a daughter Cheryl (John) Muir, Hallock; sons, Randy (Bev) Swenson, Lancaster, Leland (Shirley) Swenson, Lancaster, and Owen (Judy) Swenson, Lancaster; 14 grandchildren, Carrie, Jennifer, Eric, Valerie, Timothy, Thomas, Jason, Amber, Lacey, Tyler, Cody, Scott, Ryan and Chris; and 29 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by: her parents; husband, Oscar; a brother and sister-in-law, Morris and Caryn Murry; and a granddaughter, Nicole.
Committal services were held on Wednesday, Dec. 2, 2020, at 1 p.m. in Riverview Memorial Garden Cemetery, Lancaster, with a service to immediately follow at the Lancaster Covenant Church. Rev. Galen Nordin, presiding. Honorary pall bearers were Margaret’s grandchildren.
Austin Funeral Chapel, Hallock, was in charge of arrangements. www.austinfuneralchapel.com