Sharon Kay Swenson

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October 15, 1961 ~ February 1, 2018

Sharon K. Swenson 56, Corson, died Thursday, February 1, 2018, at the Dougherty Hospice House as result of a stroke.

A Celebration of Life will be 5-7pm, Thursday, February 8, 2018, at Heartland Funeral Home, with a private burial at a later date.

Sharon Kay Swenson was born October 15, 1961, in Corson, SD, to Rosalie Swenson. At a young age, she moved to Hartford, SD, where she attended West Central School. Later, she moved with her parents to Sioux Falls, SD, and she attended Washington High School.

In 1977, Sharon met her better half, Lonnie Banghart, and to this union, two daughters were born; Angela and Jennifer. They moved their family back to Sharon’s original home in Corson, SD. Sharon worked a variety of jobs but most recently at Pace Manufacturing in Brandon.

Sharon loved traveling, whether it was riding along in the truck with Lonnie or driving with her daughters to Texas and Las Vegas. She loved fishing and camping anytime she could. She was the first in line (or close to it) when any country concert came to town but her all time favorite was Alan Jackson. Sharon enjoyed spending every moment she could spoiling her 6 grandchildren. Every visit she brought something for the kids. Sharon could be found sharing all snacks with her dog, Sam. Sharon played many years on various dart teams in the area. She enjoyed going to the State Dart Tourney each year and made fond memories with all her teammates.

Sharon received a life saving kidney transplant on January 11, 2012, from her daughter Jennifer’s childhood friend, Misty Hunter.

Grateful for having shared her life is her better half, Lonnie Banghart, Corson, SD; daughters, Angela Sandholm, Brandon, SD, and Jennifer Swenson-Ackerman (Mark), Valley Springs, SD; sister, Connie Gschwind, Flandreau, SD; brother, Eugene (Angela) Peterson, Brandon, SD; six grandchildren, Casey Ackerman, Kayleah Ackerman, Hailey Aulner, Isaac Sandholm, Brooklyn Ackerman and Lilly Sandholm; two great-grandchildren, Hayden and Russell Ackerman; two uncles, Harold Swenson, Brandon, SD, and Ordell (Vi) Swenson, Sioux Falls, SD; her beloved dog, Sam; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Sharon was preceded in death by her parents, Robert (Bob) and Rosalie Peterson; grandparents, Alvin and Hazel Swenson; son-in-law, Jon Sandholm; and mother-in-law, Betty Banghart.

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  • Sue Beyenhof says:

    Jennifer and Angela – I am shocked and saddened to hear of Sharon’s passing. I don’t know is you remember me, but I used to have Home Interiors Shows with your mom and we became friends. She always had a smile on her face and was just fun to be around. I went to an Alan Jackson concert with her once in the 80’s at the SF Fairgrounds so it made me smile when you mentioned he was her favorite. I will be praying for you and your family. Love, Sue

  • Holly Swenson says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Sharon’s family. She was a kind hearted person & someone we were always happy to see. Our Luke (& many other kids) always said that her house was the favorite to go to on Halloween! Again we are so sorry for your loss. Bobby, Holly & Luke Swenson

  • Sharyn Carpenter says:

    Lonnie, Jennifer and Angela our thoughts and Prayers are with you at this sad time. Sharon will be missed greatly. We remember her, Connie and Eugene while growing up and having families and then the Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren arrived. We planned on coming tonight but due to unforeseen circumstances were unable to come. Our deepest sympathy!! Love Don and Sharyn Carpenter.

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