Viola Jane Swenson

May 28, 2019 ~ May 23, 2019

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Viola J. Swenson, 71, Sioux Falls, died Thursday, May 23, 2019, at the Dougherty Hospice House, surrounded by her family.

Funeral Services will be 11am, Tuesday, May 28, 2019, at Heartland Funeral Home with visitation beginning at 10am. Interment will follow at Swedona Covenant Cemetery.

Viola Kruger was born on January 30, 1948 in Luverne, MN to Martin and Elizabeth (Geisen) Kruger. She attended country school in Ash Creek, MN before attending school in Luverne, Adrian and Hills, MN.

Viola met Ordell Swenson in Brandon, at Til Huset’s, later known as Huset’s Speedway. They married in 1969. The couple was blessed with four children; daughter, Darla in 1971, daughter Karen in 1972, son, Glenn in 1973, and son, Donald in 1980.

She loved to spend time attending rummage sales, auctions and shopping at Goodwill. Her hobbies included picnics, reading, word find books and playing games with family. Viola was very comical like when she would suddenly make random animal sounds at the dinner table or while they were playing games and enjoyed traveling to the Black Hills.

Viola is survived by her husband, Ordell; four children, Darla Swenson, Karen (Grant) Hanisch, Glenn Swenson and Donald (Sara) Swenson; five grandchildren, Cody, Jesse, Kyle, Kole and Kaylee; sister, Alberta Kremin, Ash Creek, MN; and brother, David Kruger, Steen, MN.

Viola was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, Melvin Kruger.

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  • LaVonne Bendt says:

    So sorry to hear about Vi. We loved her.

  • JOYCE Rodman says:

    Glenn,
    I was so sorry to hear of your Mom’s passing It’s hard to lose our parent’s You have my deepest Sympathy God bless you and your family
    Joyce Rodman

  • Hester says:

    Please accept my condolences for the loss of your mother. May the God of all comfort be with the family during this difficult time. (2 Corinthians 1:3)

  • Teresa Wilka (Liesinger) says:

    Karen and Darla, I am so very sorry to hear of the passing of your mother. It is a very hard and challenging time right now. I lost my father in Nov 2017. So I feel your pain and hurt. Just know that you have lots of family and friends to lean on. I haven’t seen you in a few years but PLEASE know I am here for you if you need me. Your mom was a WONDERFUL woman. I always enjoyed being at the house and hanging out with you both. Thoughts and Prayers for you and the family..

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