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Information for W. Swan Belquist
7 June, 1924 - 12 January, 1994
From the Idaho Press-Tribune
16 January, 1994
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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W. Swan Belquist

    Services for W. Swan Belquist, 69, of Nampa, will be conducted Monday, Jan. 17, 1994, at 2:30 p.m. at Flahiff Funeral Chapel in Caldwell.  He died Wednesday, Jan. 12, at West Valley  Medical Center, of complications arising from cancer.  Pastor Jack Carpenter and Pastor Gunnar Sjoren of the Seventh-day Adventist Church will officiate.  Interment will follow at Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell.
    Mr. Belquist was born June 7, 1924, in rural McKenzie County North Dakota, only son of August and Minnie (Wheeler) Belquist.  He was reared and educated in McKenzie County, North Dakota, and as a young man worked as a rancher.
    He married Adeline Wachter on Sept. 15, 1957, in Wilson, Michigan, making their home on the ranch in North Dakota until moving to Pendleton, Oregon, in 1961.  There, Swan worked in the logging industry and as a mechanic in the surrounding areas.  In 1967, they moved to Hermiston, Oregon, where he worked for Marlette Homes until moving to Caldwell in 1973.  Swan worked in carpentry in the Boise area then spent 15 years working as a heavy truck mechanic at PureGro in Caldwell until his retirement in 1988.
    He enjoyed photography, reading, antique trucks and tractors, traveling Northwest mountain areas - or anywhere the road led - and will be remembered by his family as a fine musician.  He was a member of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, the Antique Truck Association and the Antique Tractor Association.
    He is survived by his wife, Adeline, of Nampa; a son, Marvin of Nampa; and a daughter, Pearl (Ric) Washburn of Snohomish, Washington.
    He was preceded in death by his parents.
   The family suggests that memorials be give to; Canvas Back Missions Ind., 140 W. Industrial Way, Suite B,  Benica, CA 94510; or ADRA, P.O. Box 4289, Silver Spring, MD 20914-9933.
    Friends may call Monday from  9a.m. until service time at Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.

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