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Lois C. E. Swenson

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Lois C. E. Swenson

Lois C. E. Swenson, 83, of Stewartville,MN., died on Friday (October 11, 2013) from complications following a stroke, at Seasons Hospice in Rochester,MN., where she had been a resident for a brief stay.

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Lois Claire Elaine Doeden was born on April 15, 1930 in Worthington,MN. to John and Margaret( Fike)Doeden. She grew up on the family farm in rural Worthington, attended school there, graduating from Worthington H.S. in 1948. Lois was married on February 22, 1950 in Worthington to Paul H. Swenson. Following their marriage, the couple lived in Worthington before moving to Stewartville in 1952. Mr. Swenson died on Oct. 13, 1957. Lois was a homemaker and after her children were raised was employed as a waitress at Little John's restaurant and at the Hungry Steer in Stewartville. She was then employed at Holiday Inn South in Rochester,MN. until her retirement and had continued to make her home in Stewartville. She was a past member of Emmanuel United Brethern Church in Worthington and Evangel United Methodist Church in Rochester. She enjoyed bowling, following the Minnesota Twins and Vikings, listening to country and bluegrass music and time spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Lois is survived by 2 daughters and 2 sons; Pauline(Brian Wight) Utecht of Eloy,AZ.; Becki(Richard Glover) Blau of Phoenix,AZ.; Robert(Pamela) of Bremerton,WA. and Jonathan of Rochester; 7 grandchildren - Amy Baker, Denni Utecht, Brandon Wight, Jason Blau, Katrina Swenson, Justin(Laura) Swenson and Kristina(Alonzo) Deadwiler; 12 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren; 1 sister-in-law - Jean Doeden of Worthington,MN. She was preceded in death by her husband - Paul, her grandaughter - Tiffany Blau, her parents and her sister - Joyce Rathlisberger and 2 brothers - Sidney and Daniel Doden.

Friends may call from 5 to 8:00 P.M. on Monday (October 14, 2013) at Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville. Burial and a committal service for Lois will take place at 4:00 P.M. on Tuesday(October 15, 2013) at Worthington Cemetery in Worthington with Rev. Daren Flinck officiating.

Arrangements are with Griffin-Gray F.H. in Stewartville. www.griffin-gray.com.

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