Robert (Bob) Eugene Swanson

July 26, 1938 - September 26, 2017



Robert (Bob) Eugene Swanson

Robert (Bob) Eugene Swanson, 79, of Nowthen, Minnesota passed away at his home on Tuesday, September 26, 2017.

Bob was born on July 26, 1938 to Harold and Viola Swanson in northern rural Anoka County.  He graduated from high school in 1956 and served in the Air Force.  On June 29, 1963 he married Sue (Mary Susanne) Dingmann at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church in Blaine.

Bob worked many different jobs including selling real estate and managing the used car lot he started in 2002.  He was an avid hunter and fisherman, an expert mechanic, and loved to spend time visiting with family and friends.

Bob is survived by his wife Sue of 54 years, his three children Bunny (Gary) Vouk of Woodbury, Jeff (Lisa) Swanson of Zimmerman, and Debbie (Scott) Niles of St. Paul and eleven grandchildren: Claire, Magdalene, David, William and Josephine Vouk, Joshua and Matthew Swanson, and Kendre, Abigail, Jordan and Erik Niles, as well as his sister Mary Jane (Ernie) Lindahl and sister-in-law Lonnie Swanson. He is preceded in death by his parents Harold and Viola, brother Vern, and granddaughter Madeline.

Mass of Christian Burial

Funeral Friday, September 29, 2017 at 11:00 a.m.

Visitation starting at 10:00 a.m.

After Mass, lunch will be served in St. Patrick Social Hall.

Burial at Lakeview Cemetery at a later date.


O Loving Father and Savior, send your angels to carry the soul of your servant from this earth to the heavenly place of eternal and everlasting life. Let family and friends who have passed before in faith be reunited in joy with the departed. Forgive any wrongs that have been committed and welcome this beloved spirit into the warm embrace of your unending peace. Amen.