September 27, 1975 ~ May 15, 2014
Kristie Jo Swanson was born on September 27, 1975 at St Luke's Hospital in Fargo, the daughter of Dave and Tina (Hager) Swanson. Kristie passed away at her home on Wednesday, May 15, 2014, at the age of 38 years young.
Kristie graduated from Fargo South High in 1994, and then attended DL Tech and attained a degree as an LPN. Kristie worked in the hospitality industry for many years in Fargo, where she met countless people and many lifelong friends.
She had a dynamic personality and an infectious smile. Most of all she had a heart of gold and was the kindest, most giving person anyone could ever meet.
She loved her family very much and enjoyed spending time at the family farm, in Michigan, ND.
Kristie is survived by her mother, Tina Swanson; her sister, Tammy (Wes) VanderBush; her beloved niece, Ashley VanderBush; and nephew Nick VanderBush; the love of her life, Mike Rehder, and his son, Coleman. Also surviving are many aunts, uncles, cousins, and her grandma, Anna Hager.
Kristie was preceded in death by her father, Dave Swanson.