Max F. Swenson, 75, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 17, 2004

Services for Max F. Swenson, age 75, of Albert Lea, will be held on Tuesday, Oct. 19, at the Stone Church Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home. The Rev. Louise Stromberg will officiate. Military honors will be accorded at the Stone Church Cemetery on Tuesday.

Max died on Friday, Oct. 15, 2004, at the Albert Lea Medical Center.

Max Farrel Swenson was born on Sept. 11, 1929, in Calendonia, the son of Silas and Agatha (Gjedrem) Swenson. He attended and graduated from Houston High School in 1947. After graduating, he worked at various jobs before entering the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge, Max returned to Houston where he was united in marriage to Mary Sogla on April 2, 1955 in Houston. The couple lived in Minneapolis for a time where he attended the school of Business in the accounting program. The couple moved to Albert Lea where they have lived for the past 48 years. Max worked in the accounting department at Wilson’s retiring in 1978. He then worked with his son farming. Max enjoyed fishing, hunting, golf, playing softball, camping and spending time with his family.

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He was a member of the Albert Lea V.F.W. and American Legion.

Survivors include his wife, Mary, Albert Lea, children; Craig and wife Theresa, Caledonia, Dave and wife Annie, Rochester,

and Barb and husband Mark Hubbard, Albert Lea, grandchildren; Mike and wife Molly Swenson, San Diego, Calif., Mark Swenson and Alan Christensen both of San Diego, Calif., currently deployed in Iraq

Michele Thompson, Austin, Curtis and Emily Swenson, Rochester, sisters, Peggy and husband John Huebner, Osakis, Benny and husband Jim Krueger, Cottage Grove, Myra Gaustad, Houston, and Katherine and husband Roger Kulas, Winona, sister-in-law, Bette and husband Ollie Haefner, Mankato, and brother, Don and wife Phyllis Sisson, Corvalis, Ore., and nieces, nephews and cousins.

Max was preceded in death by his parents.