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Granite Falls Advocate Tribune - Granite Falls, MN
  • Obituary: Dennis Swenson

  •     Dennis Swenson, 66, of Montevideo died Wednes-day, June 30, 2010, at the Chippewa County- Montevideo Hospital.             Memorial services were  held on Friday, July 2,  at the United Methodist Church in Montevideo.    ...
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  •     Dennis Swenson, 66, of Montevideo died Wednes-day, June 30, 2010, at the Chippewa County- Montevideo Hospital.             Memorial services were  held on Friday, July 2,  at the United Methodist Church in Montevideo.  
        Dennis Michael Swenson was born on February 15, 1944, in Alexandria, the son of Arleigh M. and Grace (Moen) Swenson. He was baptized in the Christian faith and confirmed on September 21, 1958 at the Kensington Covenant Church in Kensington. He grew up and attended public school in Kensington.
        Dennis was employed for 10 years by the Minneapolis Moline Company and then worked for 10 years at Regal Homes in Montevideo. He was united in marriage to Sharon May Telkamp on June 9, 1962 and for 23 years he was employed by Friendship Homes in Montevideo.
        Dennis was a devoted husband and loving father and grandfather. He enjoyed attending his grandchildren’s sporting events, state dance team competitions, and watching NASCAR racing. He also liked to play Texas Hold ‘em, fish, hunt, golf,   camping, surf the internet on his computer and  shooting archery.
        He is survived by his wife Sharon of Monte-video; his daughter  Desiree (Scott) Dreier of Granite Falls; his grandchildren: Tanner Kompelien of Granite Falls; and Danielle Dreier of Shakopee; sisters Betty (Orin) Turnquist of Montevideo and Marilyn (Jerry) Huntley also of Montevideo; brother Rodger (Pam) Swenson of Frazee; several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews; extended family and many, many friends.
        Preceding Dennis in death were his parents and a niece, Wendy Barker.
        Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Montevideo was  in charge of arrangements.
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