Yvonne Swanson Anderson, 82

Yvonne Swanson Anderson, a resident of rural Upsala, passed away Tuesday, May 1, 2012, at her home.

Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Friday, May 4, 2012 at the Word Of Life Free Lutheran Church in Upsala, with Rev. Jon Benson officiating. Burial will be at the Word Of Life Free Church Cemetery in Upsala. Visitation will be two hours prior to the service on Friday at the Church.

Yvonne Swanson Anderson was born May 8, 1929, in Upsala, to the late George and Christine (Sundin) Schultz. She attended school in Upsala. Following graduation from high school, Yvonne attended the Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis. Yvonne was united in marriage to Jim Swanson Sept. 30, 1950, and to this union they had three children, Daniel, Carmen and Douglas. The couple made their home in Bloomington, where for many years she was a cook for the Bloomington School system (Washburn and Nine Mile Creek Elementary Schools). Yvonne enjoyed being organist and pianist for both Gethsemane and Word Of Life Lutheran Church in Upsala. We will miss her music. She enjoyed camping with her family and was an avid fisherwoman. Yvonne was an accomplished cook and seamstress. After retiring Jim and Yvonne moved back to Upsala and built a house on the home farm. Yvonne’s grandchildren were the joy of her life.

Yvonne is survived by her sons, Daniel (Marla) Swanson and Douglas (Beth) Swanson both, of Upsala; daughter, Carmen (Carl) Benson of Elk Mound, Wis.; brother, Durward (Betty) Schultz of Bandera, Texas; 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.

Yvonne was preceded in death by her parents; four siblings; her husbands, Jim Swanson and Stan Anderson; and a granddaughter, Ann Swanson.

Casketbearers were Christopher Benson, Steven Johnson, Mark Swanson, Andrew Swanson, Joseph Swanson and Matthew Swanson.

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