Ronald A. Swenson, age 77, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away Friday, August 19, 2022, at the St. Cloud VA Medical Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota.
Funeral Service will be held Wednesday, August 24, 2022, at 11:00 A.M. at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with interment in the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 23, 2022, from 5:00-8:00 P.M. and will continue one hour prior to the service ALL at the church.
Military Honors by the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad.
Ronald Alton Swenson was born on October 29, 1944, in Willmar, Minnesota. He was the son of Alton and Elsie (Gilberts) Swenson. Ronald was baptized as an infant at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Lillian, Minnesota, and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth at Grace Lutheran Church. He received his education in Bird Island, Minnesota, and was a graduate of the Bird Island High School Class of 1963.
Ronald entered active military service in the United States Army on July 22, 1965, in Willmar, Minnesota and served his country during Vietnam. He received an Honorable Discharge on April 23, 1967, in Oakland, California, and achieved the rank of Specialist 4th Class.
On March 24, 1973, Ronald was united in marriage to Marlys Fischer at Grace Lutheran Church in Lake Lillian, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with four children, Jefferey, Steven, Timothy, and Jody. Ronald and Marlys resided in Richfield, Minnesota and later moved to Hutchinson, Minnesota. They shared 49 years of marriage.
Ronald was employed at Hutchinson Utilities for over 30 years as a Gas Technician. Ronald was a member of Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson and was a member of the Peace Lutheran Trustee Board. He was also a member of the Hutchinson Memorial Rifle Squad, Commander of the Hutchinson American Legion Post 96, Chef de Gare of The Forty and Eight of Hutchinson, Gopher Campfire, and the DAV.
Ronald enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, playing cards, traveling and restoring old vehicles including a 1967 Chevelle and a 1966 Jeepster. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family, grandchildren and friends.
Ronald passed away on Friday, August 19, 2022, at the St. Cloud VA Healthcare System in St. Cloud, Minnesota, at the age of 77 years.
Blessed be his memory.
Ronald is survived by his:
Wife, Marlys Swenson of Hutchinson, MN;
Children, Jefferey Swenson and his wife, Candy of Royalton, MN,
Timothy Swenson and his wife, Tracy of Glenwood, MN,
Jody Thill and her husband, Daniel of Worthington, MN;
Grandchildren, Tyler Swenson, Kyle Swenson, Theo Swenson, Thaya Swenson, Jordan Thill, Grayson Thill;
Siblings, Connie Johnshoy of Bemidji, MN,
Douglas Swenson and his wife, Diane of Maplewood, MN,
Becky Coil and her husband, Gerald of Lake Lillian, MN,
Beverly Bernier and her husband, Michael of Garrison, MN;
Many other relatives and friends.
Ronald is preceded in death by his Parents, Alton and Elsie Swenson; Son, Steven Swenson; Brother-in-law, Herb Johnshoy; In-Laws, Ralph and Monica Fischer (Marlys’ parents).
Fern Hoff says
Marlys, I am so sorry to read of Ron’s passing. I love the picture you chose to share. So Ron! May the love of God and your family surround and comfort you.
Karla Prieve says
Dear Marlys and Family,
I am so sorry to hear of Ron’s passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers.
Thinking of you,
Gene & Grace Chrast says
Marlys, and family. So sorry to hear of Ronnie’s passing. Heaven needed another angel and he answered the call. Cherish the many, many memories. Hugs and prayers for you all.
Gene & Grace Chrast
David E Swenson says
To Marlys and the Swenson family,
We were SO fortunate to see Ronnie (as we always called him) on August 11th at the St Cloud VA. We come up every year during the second week of August for Marsha’s family reunion, so it was happenstance that we were in the area. We ended up having a great conversation and visit and it was really nice to catch up with him. He’s one of my favorite cousins for sure (he had the same sense of humor as his Dad!). He had a very good life and left a legacy to the family.
May all your happy memories together comfort you and the extended family in the days ahead.
Dave & Marsha Swenson (Sarasota, FL)
P.S. my Brother Ross was also able to join us that day
Sharon Hendrickson says
I’m so sorry to hear about Ron’s passing. My condolences to the family. May the memories you have of Ron help ease your pain.
Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted..Matthew 5:4
Sharon (Hawkins) Hendrickson
Sue Tapio says
My heart goes out to you and your family!Ron was a good friend and we have missed you since we moved.
John & Sue Tapio
Rosan Hedtke says
So sorry for your loss Marlys, Ron was a very nice guys. Many good memories with you two at the music festivals.
Thinking of you during this sad time.
Connie burandt says
Sorry I will not be there for the funeral but please know I will be thinking of you and praying for you, Jeff & Candy, Tim & Tracy, Jody & Dan.
Gary Erickson says
Sorry to hear your brother died, Connie
Sally & Gary Erickson
Terry & Lois says
Sorry to hear that one of our favorite campers from Pleasant Pines has left us. May he shine on us from above amongst the pines. The Tritz family
Sarah Ruder says
Jeff & Family,
I am so sorry to hear about your dad. He was a good man. May God be with you as you go through this difficult time.
Sarah (Dressel) Ruder
Barbara Peterson says
Marlys and family,
Sincere sympathies to you and family at this time. May all those good memories comfort you.
Thoughts and prayers for you.
Bernie Reinke says
Marlys and family,
So sorry for your loss. Treasure the memories, he was a good man.
Mark and Bernie Reinke
Betty Nielsen says
I was so sorry to hear of the loss of your husband, Ron. Hugs to you sweet lady and I wish you peace.
Carol Senkyr says
Marlys I just heard from Becky this afternoon about Ron’s passing. So sorry, I grew up knowing him, had alot of fun so many yrs ago. Talked with the 2 of u playing bingo at lake Lillian last yr. It was always a treat 2 c him. I sure would of been at his farewell if I would of known. U r in my prayers