June 15, 2024

DuVonne Joanne Swenson

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DuVonne Joanne Swenson was born April 22, 1944, in Douglas County, Kensington, MN, to Lester and Teckla (Hermanson) Swenson. 

DuVonne was baptized in the Lutheran faith and confirmed at First Lutheran Church in Kensington on May 31, 1959, by Pastor H. Burnell Baldwin. 

In September 1948, the Swenson’s purchased a farm east of Kensington where DuVonne grew up. She graduated from Kensington High School in 1962 and continued her education at the University of Minnesota, Morris. While attending college, DuVonne was an organist at First Lutheran and Norunga Lutheran churches. After graduation, she moved to the cities where she was initially employed at Callan Publishing Co. Later, she went to work for Augsburg Publishing House. DuVonne’s final job was at Honeywell, Inc, where she worked until retirement.

DuVonne, age 79, unexpectedly passed away on March 2 at her apartment in Edina. 

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lester and Teckla; aunts, Anna, Agnes, and Eileen; and uncles, Oscar and Roy.

DuVonne is survived by several first cousins. Blessed be the memory of DuVonne Joanne Swenson. 

Memorial service will be held on Monday, May 20, 2024, 2:00 p.m. at the First Lutheran Church in Kensington with visitation from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m. at the church. Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home. <www.andersonfuneral.net>.

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