July 27, 1955 ~ April 24, 2011
Ann Swenson was born in Roseau, MN, on July 27, 1955. Her tattoo was of a trinity sign. She said it can mean anything you want and to her it meant Birth, Life and Rebirth. Ironically she died at 7:27 in the morning at the age of 55. She was born 7/27/55. Now we know exactly what she meant. Have a happy life again Ann.
She lived in Roseau until moving in the 6th grade to New Hope, MN. From there it was to Winger, MN and graduating from high school at McIntosh, MN. After high school she served in the US Army. She lived in Williston, ND, for 13 years and then in Fargo, where she received her degree as an adolescent addiction counselor and worked for the State until her passing.
One of her many loves was traveling. Her trips brought her to Ireland, Mexico, and Costa Rica. Her strong independence brought her much insight into the countries she traveled and the people she met along the way.
She loved having coffee in the room in her home she called her dream room. One of her favorite things to do was sit out there on a stormy night and listen to the thunder and watch the lightning.
You could see her creativity in the beautiful stained glass she would make. She found beauty in unusual pieces of driftwood or rocks which she would come across at her peaceful place which was Lake of the Woods in northern Minnesota.
She touched the lives of so many people she worked with, counseled with, and those that she just passed by. She was a champion of the forgotten and a fighter for the adolescence.
She will be sadly missed but never forgotten by, Jerry; her son, Jeremy (Stacey) Holm of Moorhead, MN; and their children, Kai, Bria, and Ella; , her son, Josh Holm of West Fargo, ND; and his children, Owen and Sophia; and her daughter, Ali (Rich) Erdmann of Fargo; and their children, Ruby and Reed. Also surviving are her parents, Forrest and Adeline Swenson of St. Croix Falls, WI; her sisters, Marsha (Russ) Kilponen of Phoenix, AZ; Janet (Tom Immormino)Crary of Brooklyn Park, MN; and Julie(Eric) Christensen of Centuria, WI; her sisters- in- law, Mary Swenson and Elaine Swenson, both of Roseau, MN; and her many friends, co-workers, aunts, uncles, and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her brother, Jerry Swenson; her grandparents; and aunts and uncles.