Corrine “Coney” Swanson age 82, Fargo, ND died on July 20, 2016 at Bethany on 42nd Retirement Living.
Corrine Sylvia Ellingson was born on October 9, 1933 in Crookston, MN to Carl and Christine Ellingson. She attended school in Climax MN and graduated from Climax High School in 1951. She attended Interstate Business College in 1951 to 1952. After graduation she went to work for the Fargo Clinic in the business office. On August 26, 1956 she married Marvin Duane Swanson and resided at 1801 17th street south Fargo for over 50 years.
Corrine was a member of Olivet Lutheran Church for over 50 years. She was a stay at home mom who was involved in many school and community activities. Corrine will always be remembered for her soft spoken, gentle spirit. She was a loving mother to her daughter, Deb, but was also was loved by many of the neighbor children. Corrine always had time to stop and talk to any neighbors and friends who were walking by her immaculate yard, and was well known for her treat drawer in her house. Corrine was a loving wife for nearly 60 years to her beloved husband, Marvin. He passed away 3 weeks earlier, on June 29, 2016, to the day of Corrine’s passing. They will have a blessed 60th anniversary together in heaven this year.
Corrine is survived by her daughter, Debra Kay (Curt) Leslie of Kindred, ND; her grandchildren, Nathan (Ashley) Leslie; and Allison (Mike) Molstre; her great-grandchildren, Aiden Leslie and Silas Molstre. Also surviving are her nephews – Jeff Swanson, David Fernandez, and Jim Fernande; her nieces – Kathy Hanson and Barbra Galt.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Marvin; her parents; two infant brothers; and nephews – Craig Swanson and Steve Fernandez.
VISITATION: one hour prior to the service in the church on Tuesday
FUNERAL SERVICE: 1 PM Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at Olivet Lutheran Church in Fargo
BURIAL: Riverside Cemetery in Fargo