Marian Lucille Swenson

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January 25, 1937 ~ May 20, 2015

Marian L. Swenson, 78, Brandon, died Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at her home after a long illness.
Memorial services will be held 10:30AM, Monday, May 25, 2015, at Risen Savior Catholic Church in Brandon, SD. Visitation will be 2 hours prior at Risen Savior.
Marian Lucille Bauer was born January 25, 1937, to Lambert and Mary (Fink) Bauer and grew up on a farm near Britton, SD, with seven other brothers and sisters. She was united in marriage on October 11, 1956, to Zane Swenson Sr. in Lawton, OK. Marian was a wonderful mother and wife. She was always happy, even though the past twenty-eight years she had many health problems. She loved her family, grandkids and great-grandkids. Holidays at her house were amazing; everyone had so much fun. Marian loved rummage sales, and selling the treasures on Ebay. But her biggest hobby was collecting cookie jars. When the couple retired, Marian had over 900 cookie jars with lots of other collectibles. She was appreciative of the Brandon Community voting her and Zane Sr. as the first Brandon Couple of the Year in 2000. She loved the fact that former governor Bill Janklow presented her and Zane Sr. with the award, gave her a kiss, and shared his ‘50’s collection of music. She loved feeding her birds and bird watching. In her later years, she enjoyed watching Pawn Stars and American Pickers on TV. She enjoyed riding in a golf cart and watching her son and grandchildren play golf. She also had a deep love for animals including her dogs, Brutus and Rascal. Marian was so loved by her family. Her memory will never die and she will be in our hearts forever.
Marian is survived by her husband of 58 years, Zane Swenson Sr.; three children, Theresa (Doug) Otten, Valley Springs, Jeff Swenson, Valley Springs, and Zane Jr. (Jennifer) Swenson, Brandon; eight grandchildren; Jeremy (Michele) Scadden, Valley Springs, Nicole (Eric) Swanson, Valley Springs, Shane (Brianna) Scadden, Valley Springs, Jeffrey Swenson, Jonathan Swenson, Zane W. Swenson, Austin Swenson, and Katie Swenson; five great-grandchildren, Shyanne Johnson, Savannah Swanson, Chloe Scadden, Jonathan D. Swenson, and Layton Swenson; three siblings, Lambert Bauer, Webster, Sally Osiecki, Hartford, and Barb Vander Poel, Luverne, MN.
Marian was preceded in death by her parents, Lambert and Mary (Fink) Bauer; brothers, Edward Bauer and Vernon Bauer; and sisters, Betty Cunningham and Bernie Sterud.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials be made to the Humane Society.

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  • Sheila Keyman says:

    Words can’t express my feelings at the loss of Marian. I know she suffered unbelievable long, and peace is hers at last. I hope you can all find peace knowing ahe will suffer no more.
    With love,
    Sheila Keyman

  • Sheri Rozeboom-Kloes says:

    Zane and family,
    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you all that you know she is still with you in spirit and that she is sitting with God watching over you all. Peace be with you.

  • Lisa Geiver says:

    Zane and family- I just heard the news.I’m so very sorry for your loss! Marian has always been such a light for others and so fun to be around. I always enjoyed my time with the two of you! Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this difficult time. Love- Matt and Lisa Geiver

  • bernadette bauer says:

    Uncle Zane and Family

    So sorry to hear the loss of my Aunt Marian. She will be deeply missed.
    She is in heaven watching over you all and the pets. Will be in my prayers.

    Love you all

  • Vern Jr and Sister Bernadette says:

    Zane and family.

    We loved Marian and will miss her. I will treasure the great memories you both gave us.
    I will miss her laugh and alway her kind words. Our prayers are yours.
    Vern Jr and Bernadette Bauer.

  • Rick and Teri VanDenTop says:

    Our hearts are saddened for your loss. What a beautiful and wonderful lady Marian was. She will always be remembered for her loving disposition. We will miss her as many others will. You are in our prayers. Hugs!

  • Todd and Stacie Long says:

    We are so sorry sorry the loss of your wife, mother and grandmother. She will be deeply missed by the whole Swenson clan. Rest assured she will be with you in spirit. Your own guardian angel! She is finally at peace and I’m sure she is smiling down on all of you and holding you up in faith. Love and blessings to you all!

  • Karen Crick says:

    Zane and family. What a beautiful women! I am so sorry for your loss. Even though she suffered more than words can say, I know it is hard to say good bye. May God wrap His comforting arms around you and your family during this most difficult time.

  • Zany and Family we are sadden by your loss of a beautiful Mother & Wife. She is through suffering and is with our Lord. You all will be in our thoughts and prayers.

  • We are saddened by your loss of a wonderful Mother and Wife. She will suffer no more and she is now in Gods heaven. Zany you and your family will be in our prayers.

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