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George "Bud" Swanson

April 29, 1930 — March 27, 2015

George “Bud” Swanson , 84, Township of Hill, died on Friday, March 27, 2015, under the care of his family at the home of his sister Gladys Jensen.
George was born on April 29, 1930, in Ogema, the son of George William and Angela (Risberg) Swanson. He spent his early life and schooling in the Township of Hill where he attended the Ring School. He then attended Prentice and Rib Lake High Schools, where he graduated from Rib Lake High School, Class of 1948.
He was involved in many occupations including a dairy farmer, a logger, partner in Swanson’s Sugar Bush, and operator of a roller skating rink in the Township of Spirit and Medford, prior to his retirement.
He was actively involved within his community and his church. He was a member of First Lutheran Church, Ogema, where he served his church and congregation in many capacities, was the Chairman of the Township of Hill for many years was a member of the Ogema Lions Club, the Ogema Development Committee, the Garden of Memories Cemetery Board, Sprit 4-H fair for over 75 years, the Our Town Ogema, Board and the Ogema Credit Board .He served his community and church whenever he was called upon.
He is survived by his 2 sisters; Gladys Jensen and Marie (Marvin) Arneson all of Ogema, by 1 brother: Kenneth (Margaret) Swanson, New Baden, Ill., also by many nieces, nephews, cousins, and friends.
He was preceded in death by his father George William Swanson, his Mother Angela Swanson, his Step Mother Nina Swanson, by one sister, Joyce Sjostrom, and by 1 great nephew Michael “Phin” Jensen.
The funeral will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at the First Lutheran Church, Ogema, with Pastor Robert Giese officiating. Interment will be in the Garden of Memories Cemetery, Township of Hill. Friends may call on Monday, March 30, 2015, at the First Lutheran Church after 4:00 P.M. and again on Tuesday at the church from 10:00 A.M. until the time of the service.
A memorial fund has been established.
The Heindl Funeral Home, is in charge of the arrangements.
Online condolences may be expressed at


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