May 06, 2021
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May 06, 2021
Kathy (Borah) Swedberg departed our world to fly home April 28, 2021 at the age of 67.
Kathy was born December 9, 1953 to Glen and Lorraine Borah in Mahnomen, MN. She attended school in Waubun, MN where she graduated in 1971. September 4th, 1971, she married Rodney Swedberg. Together they had 2 daughters, Sheila (1973) and Shawn (1979). They later divorced and she moved with the girls to Walcott, ND. She then bought a home in Kindred, ND where her daughters graduated. With the kids out of the house, Kathy moved back to Fargo with Dennis Zimdars. Over the years, Kathy worked in the medical profession for nursing homes and the hospitals in Fargo. In September 1981 she made the decision to change her path and enlisted in the US Army. She was an integral part of 3 different units and was deployed to the Persian Gulf during Operation Desert Storm/Shield. She earned many honors, awards, and ribbons during her career with the Army. She loved this country and her career and finally chose to retire in November 2013 in the rank of Staff Sergeant.
Kathy was an amazing time manager. She always worked full time and often 2 jobs while raising her daughters and was involved with many organizations for the kid’s school as well as veteran’s programs. She always found time to be involved in activities and often traveled to Minnesota and South Dakota to visit family and attend reunions so her girls could know their roots. Her time spent with Dennis, her girls, family, and friends kept her happy and balanced. Her greatest joy was time spent with her grandchildren; Destiny, MacKenzie, Kaine, and Drake. She later discovered that great grandchildren were even more fun. She retired the year Autumn was born and Gray was born on her 67th birthday. She was ecstatic to have a birthday buddy. It was very important for her to keep busy and stay connected. She did both very well and made it look easy.
Kathy is survived by her life partner, Dennis; daughter, Sheila; Dennis’s daughters, Elizabeth and Emilee, grandchildren, and great granddaughters; mother, Lorraine; brothers, Steve, Wayne, Lee, and Tim; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was an honorary mom to Jenny Iverson, Becky Coste, and Rachel Jensen and many of her daughter’s other close friends.
Those greeting Kathy in her heavenly home are her father; daughter, Shawn; Grandpa Rod; siblings Mary and David; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
The family has entrusted Boulger Funeral Home with arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in Kathy’s name to a veteran’s organization of choice. There will be websites listed in the obituary on Boulger’s website containing organization names, if needed.