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Obituary: Jon Malcolm Swenson

Jon Malcolm Swenson, 91, of Cromwell passed away Monday, April 22, 2024, in his home with loving family by his side. Jon was born Aug. 8, 1932, to Enock and Olga Swenson on a farm in Kandiyohi County.

Jon was a farmhand for his uncle during high school. He graduated from Willmar schools in 1950 and entered the U.S. Army March 10, 1951, as an Army infantry corporal. He left the service on Feb. 17, 1954. Jon worked for the railroad after the Army while attending college at St. Cloud State College and the University of Minnesota in St. Paul in 1959.

Jon married Janice Roberts on March 24, 1954, in Willmar. They moved to Cromwell in 1959, where he taught agriculture and shop at Cromwell-Wright High School until 1980, when the couple began dairy farming.

Jon was a volunteer EMT and firefighter for 30 years in Cromwell. He was also a Future Farmers of America and 4-H advisor. He was chairman of Cromwell Community Fair from 1960 to1980.

Jon was preceded in death by his wife, Janice; brothers, Lemuel, Philip and David.

He will be missed greatly by his children, Jon C. (Charlena) Swenson, Jerry (Sharon) Swenson, Jill (Donny) Kirtland, Joel (Linda) Swenson, Joni (Erich) Mach, and Janet (Tony) Homstad; grandchildren, Leif (Jessica), Luke (Marisa), Alex (Angela), Brianna (Andy), Carissa (Pierre), Jessica (Corbin), Bowie (Nicole), Cody (Kylie), Aaron (Summer), Gracie, Alesha, Zach, Gunner (McKenzie), Jordan, Rhiannon (Jack), Joanie (Jon), Logan (Marley) Conner (Derek), Laney and Ivy; great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Lydia, Flint, Jett, Jaeger, Violet, Asher, Addy, Anya, Ainsley, James, Eliza, Hazel, Savvy, Stori, Christian, Thomas, Dakota, Kaitlyn, August, Beckett, Bria, Bazdian, Kinzleigh and Saylor.

Visitation: 1 p.m. Sunday, May 5 until the 2 p.m. memorial service at Bethany Lutheran Church in Cromwell. Lunch will follow the service at the church.

Burial will be at Forest Hill Cemetery in Cromwell. Arrangements are by Atkins-Northland Funeral Home. To sign the guest book and leave an online tribute, see http://www.atkinsnorthlandfuneralhome.com.

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