Swanson, John Leonard
B: 27 Mar 1925
D: 03 Nov 1998
M: Gloria Mae Borseth b. 14 May 1927

FN: John W. Swanson
MN: Anna Malinda Younggren

Lineage: Younggren, Anna Malinda (6); Younggren, Charles "Charlie" (5); Younggren, Axel (4); Ljunggren, Christian Andersson (3); Wollermarsson, Anders (2); Hansson, Wollemar (1)

Children of John Leonard Swanson and Gloria Mae Borseth:

1. Thomas John Swanson (8)
B: 12 Sep 1958
M: Kay McGillivary

Children of Thomas John Swanson and Kay McGillivary:
1. Kay Swanson (9)
B: 08 Jul 1992

2. Ann Marie Swanson (8)
B: 12 Aug 1960


John Swanson

Kittson County Enterprise Obituary

11 Nov 1998

John Leonard Swanson, 73, lifelong Hallock resident, died at the Kittson Memorial Healthcare Center in Hallock Tuesday, Nov. 3, 1998.

Leonard was born in Hallock March 27, 1925, the son of John and Anna (Younggren) Swanson. He attended local schools and graduated from Hallock High School in 1943.

Leonard served with the U.S. Air Force from July of 1943 to March of 1946. Upon his return home he enrolled in Macalester College and graduated from there in 1949.

On June 1, 1957 he married Gloria Borseth at Minneapolis. They resided in Hallock where Leonard managed the Farmers Store until 1992. He continued working at the store following retirement.

He served on the Hallock City Council and was active in organizing and promoting the Bicentennial, and the Hallock All-Class Reunion events. He was a member of the Hallock Curling Club, Lions, American Legion where he served as Commander, Greenwood Cemetery Association, and the First Presbyterian Church where he served as Deacon, Elder, and sang in the choir.

Family members include his wife, Gloria; a son, Thomas (Maureen) Swanson, Hallock; a daughter, Ann (Jay) Sommer, Walker; four grandchildren; two sisters, Jean Swanson, Duluth and Harriet Washburn, Stockton, Calif.; five sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law.

He was preceded in death by his parents who died in 1973.

Memorial services were Friday, Nov. 6, 1998, 2 p.m. in the First Presbyterian Church at Hallock. Interment was in Greenwood Cemetery. Rev. David Endriss, presiding.

Honorary pallbearers were the Hallock Community.

Hughes Funeral Home, Hallock, was in charge of arrangements.