October 26, 2015
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October 25, 2015
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October 25, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Sandra Swanson age 73, Fargo ND, passed away at Sanford Palliative Care Unit Wednesday October 21, 2015 surrounded by her family.
Sandra Louise Swanson was born March 31, 1942, in Rolla, ND; she was the daughter of Russell and Louise (Krook) Gardner. Sandy grew up and attended school in Rolla, ND, and later attended Turtle Mountain Community College and NDSU. Sandy was united in marriage to Donald Swanson on June 23, 1963, in Rolla, ND. They lived in Bismarck, ND, Newell, SD and Mott, ND before returning to Rolla in 1969. In 1989 they moved to Fargo where Sandy retired from the VA Hospital canteen in November of 2008.
Sandy was passionate about her family and enjoyed spending as much time as she could with them. She enjoyed time with her friends playing Bingo, listening to music, and visiting on the porch. Sandy was a compassionate woman who spent her time making sure everyone was taken care of. Sandy’s daughter, grandchildren and great-grandchildren were the pride and joy of her life.
She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law Tanis & Dave Azure of Fargo; 4 grandchildren, Amanda(Alpha), Mathew(Jeanine), Chenoa(Michael Morin) and Jessa Laducer; 12 great-grandchildren; Lily, Ariah, Maria, Ezra, Christopher, Amelia, Tylor, Zoey, Amara, Chayton, Emmalin and Trayvin; one sister, Judy Lentz of Bismarck, ND, two brothers, Lloyd “Bud”(Charlene) Gardner of Olathe, KS and Richard “Dick”(Lydia) Gardner of Elk Grove, CA; two sister-in-law’s, Janice(Emil) Vetter of Elgin, ND and Jean Swanson of Braddock, ND. She is also survived by several nieces and nephews and very dear friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Don, sister Beverly”Babe” Swegle and brother John”Jack” Gardner; two nieces, Debbie Swegle and Donna Neely; two nephews, Greg Gardner and John Gardner Jr.
The funeral will be 11a.m. Monday in Hope Lutheran Church, North Campus, in Fargo. A prayer service will be held at 7 p.m. Sunday in Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo. Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Sunday in Boulger Funeral Home and in the church Monday one hour prior to services. Burial will be Tuesday at 1 p.m. in Mandan.