Corrine "Coney" Swanson

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

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  1. Deb, Curt and family,
    Jeff and I are saddened by the passing of your Mom. And so recently after your Dad’s passing. The memories we all hold in our hearts of these 2 wonderful people will keep them with us forever. We love you all,
    Jeff and CIndy

  2. My childhood revolved around Coney, she was a kind, caring person who looked after me on many occasions, provided me a routine stop in the day to ask for some candy with my playmates, and was always welcoming and happy to see us. She and Marv will be greatly missed.

  3. When I worked at Bethany on 42nd. It was always a pleasure to see Coney. She greeted me with a warm smile & a hello & knew my name always. Now she is at peace with her husband. My condolences to her remaining family.

  4. Deb and Kurt and family, I attended the Funeral Service yesterday to pay my respects to your Mother. We were neighbors from 1968 to 1983 at 1729 17th St S. I bicycle by the old neighborhood now and then and the sight of your folks home brings pleasant thoughts of a good couple and a good life. Thank you Marvin and Coney Swanson. Love and Respect from Gregory Schwartzwalter.

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