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JoAnn Kay Swanson

April 10, 1942 January 22, 2020
JoAnn Kay Swanson
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Obituary for JoAnn Kay Swanson

JoAnn Kay Swanson, age 77, passed away Wednesday, January 22, 2020 in her home.
JoAnn was born April 10, 1942 to Myrtle Loraine (Johnson) and Arthur H. Thompson in Tracy, MN.
She graduated from Luverne High School in 1960. Following graduation she was employed in the offices of A.R. Wood Mfg. Co., Luverne, MN. She married Glen A. Swanson on January 1, 1966 at Grace Lutheran Church in Luverne. The couple made their home on the Swanson family farm, rural Worthington where they farmed and raised their children.
JoAnn kept active in her church, Indian Lake Baptist, Worthington. She was a member of the Red Hat Ladies, a volunteer at the Bible Mission Thrift Store, delivered Meals on Wheels, and volunteered with R.S.V.P. JoAnn loved traveling, reading, cooking and baking with her granddaughter Jenna, and doing craft projects for home and church.
JoAnn is survived by her husband of 54 years Glen; her daughter Kristi of Round Lake, MN; her son Kevin (Dana White) of Worthington; her daughter Melanie Holmlund (Ross) of White Bear Lake, MN; grandchildren; Jenna Swanson, Ashley Veen, and Miles Veen; great grandchild; Odin Tiesler; 3 brothers and 2 sisters; Carolyn (Wayne) Holbert of Santee, SC, LeRoy Thompson of Sioux Falls, SD, Martin (Anita) Thompson of Chanhassen, MN, Howard (Elaine) Thompson of Ham Lake, MN, and Diane (Jim) Hickman of New Braunfels, TX. She was preceded in death by her parents.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, February 1, 2020, at 11:00 a.m., at the Indian Lake Baptist Church rural Worthington, MN, with Pastor Jonathan Larson officiating. Burial will be held at a later date in the Indian Lake Baptist Cemetery.
Visitation will be held on Friday, January 31, 2020, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington, MN and also one hour prior to service at the church.
Benson Funeral Home in Worthington is in charge of the arrangements.

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Visitation

Friday

31

Jan

5:00 PM 1/31/2020 5:00:00 PM - 7:00 PM 1/31/2020 7:00:00 PM
Benson Funeral Home

1225 Ryans Road
Worthington, MN 56187

Benson Funeral Home
1225 Ryans Road Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Visitation

Saturday

1

Feb

10:00 AM 2/1/2020 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 2/1/2020 11:00:00 AM
Indian Lake Baptist Church

31141 Roberts Ave.
Worthington, MN 56187

Indian Lake Baptist Church
31141 Roberts Ave. Worthington 56187 MN
United States

Service

Saturday

1

Feb

11:00 AM 2/1/2020 11:00:00 AM
Indian Lake Baptist Church

31141 Roberts Ave.
Worthington, MN 56187

Indian Lake Baptist Church
31141 Roberts Ave. Worthington 56187 MN
United States
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