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Karen Dorothy Swanson

November 23, 1953 October 2, 2019
Karen  Dorothy Swanson
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Obituary for Karen Dorothy Swanson

Karen Swanson, age 65, of Ivanhoe, MN passed away on Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Hendricks Community Hospital. Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00am on Monday, October 7th at the Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe. Visitation will be 2 to 5pm on Sunday, October 6th at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe with a 5pm prayer service and Rosary to follow. Visitation will resume one hour prior the service at the church. Houseman Funeral Home-Birk Chapel is entrusted with the arrangements.

Karen Dorothy Swanson was born on November 23, 1953 in Tyler, Minnesota to parents Raymond and Luitta (Lemker) Tykwinski. She was raised in the Ivanhoe area and graduated from Ivanhoe High School. Karen worked in various areas of employment during her life such as babysitting, greenhouse and most recently a bank teller.

Karen was joined in Holy matrimony to the love of her life, Marvin Swanson on June 24, 1972 at the Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in Ivanhoe. From this union they were blessed with one daughter, Lisa.

She enjoyed gardening, raising flowers (especially sunflowers), snowmobiling and her horses, Queeny was her favorite. Karen owned a 1969 Cougar convertible that she drove and enjoyed taking to car shows over the years. Shopping trips with her sisters was a treat but taking her granddaughter shopping was the icing on the cake. Memories were made over the years with their annual “Sisters Weekend” that also included Lisa. Time spent with family and friends was very important, but her time spent with her grandchildren was priceless.
Karen was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church where she taught CCD for 8 years and she was a part of the Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Knights of Knowledge for 30 years.

Grateful for having shared Karen’s life is her loving husband of 47 years, Marvin Swanson of Ivanhoe; her daughter, Lisa (Craig) Hansen of Ivanhoe; her five grandchildren: Gregory, Courtney, Shannon, Kyle and Katelynn Hansen; one great-grandson, James Hansen; her siblings: Joan Gawarecki, Ivanhoe, Phyllis (Mick) Leibfried, Coon Rapids, MN, Kathleen Tykwinski and friend, John Przymus, Alexandria, MN, Michael (Julie) Tykwinski, Pipestone, MN; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and countless friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Ray and Luitta Tykwinski; two brothers: James Tykwinski and Roger Tykwinski; one niece, Katie Tykwinski; and one nephew, Joshua Tywinski.


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Visitation

Sunday

6

Oct

2:00 PM 10/6/2019 2:00:00 PM - 5:00 PM 10/6/2019 5:00:00 PM
Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

Ivanhoe, MN

There will be a 5:00 p.m. prayer service with Rosary to follow.

Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Ivanhoe MN
United States

Service

Monday

7

Oct

11:00 AM 10/7/2019 11:00:00 AM - 12:00 PM 10/7/2019 12:00:00 PM
Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church

Ivanhoe, MN

Visitation will resume one hour prior to the service at the church.

Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church
Ivanhoe MN
United States
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