Frances passed away on January 2, 2016 at the Sanford Health Hillsboro Care Center at the age 102.
Frances was born on January 9, 1913, the daughter of John and Kate (Felton) Swanson in Fargo, ND. She grew up on farms near Larimore, Orvilla and Johnstown, ND. In 1925 the family moved to Fargo. Frances worked at the Fargo Creamery, Fargo Laundry and Manchester Biscuit. In 1960 she moved to Denver and worked for Woolworths and Hunter Company. Frances retired in 1975 and moved back to Fargo, then moved to Hillsboro where she lived until 1993 when she returned to Fargo. She made her home at the Hillsboro Medical Center Nursing Home for the past few years.
Frances was a long time dedicated member of St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo. Throughout her life she had a special love of cats, especially her beloved “Timmy”.
Frances was preceded in death by her parents, her brothers – Jack, George, and Tom; her sisters – Lillie Beaver, Ann Craig, Mary L. Nelson and Marg Spencer. She is survived by her nieces and nephews.
The family would like to thank all of the staff at the Hillsboro Medical Center for the wonderful care they provided to Frances. A very special thank you to Kathi Burd for the friendship and loving care she showed Frances over the years.
Memorials are preferred to the Hillsboro Sanford Nursing Home.
VISITATION: 9-10 AM Thursday, January 7, 2016 at the Hillsboro Medical Center Nursing Home Chapel – followed by a prayer service at 10 AM
FUNERAL MASS: 2 PM Thursday, January 7, 2016 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in Fargo – with visitation beginning at 1 PM
BURIAL: Holy Cross North Cemetery in Fargo