Rose Marie Swenson

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March 10, 1956 ~ September 20, 2022

Rose M. Swenson, 66, Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, September 20, 2022, at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls, SD.

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Rose Marie Hines was born to George and Ruth (Fauser) Hines in McGregor, Iowa. Soon after they moved to Clayton, IA. Rose attended school and then was tasked with taking care of her mother, when she became ill. After her mother passed Rose moved to Cherokee, IA, working on farms. Eventually, Rose moved to the Sioux Falls area, where she focused on hobby farming. Rose had three children with whom she moved to Brookings, SD. While in Brookings she managed a Super 8 Motel and helped at a women’s shelter. Due to health reasons, Rose was forced to stop working and returned to Sioux Falls.

Rose loved to go to Lake Thompson to relax. She enjoyed boating, fishing, camping, and hanging out with friends and her kids. Her real loves were John Wayne and Tom Selleck movies and playing cards or dice. Although she was blunt to your face, she really meant it with love. She was “everyone’s mom”. She would never turn her back on anyone. She would never say “No” to shopping or going to Frying Pan for coffee. Her fur babies were a special and meaningful part of her life.

Rose is survived by her three children, Phillip, Patty, and Paul; five grandchildren, Paul Jr., Corbin, Matthew, Dennis, and Ryver; and one niece, Karen Wilcox.

Rose was preceded in death by her husband, Albert Swenson; by her parents, George and Ruth Hines; two siblings, Jerry Hines and Judy Wilcox; and a special friend, Wyman Card.

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