Marion Lucile Ransom Swanson, age 93, passed away peacefully on June 3, 2019 at Willow Ridge Health Care, Amery, Wisconsin.
Marion was born July 21, 1925, in Montello, Wisconsin. She was the second child of Fred W. and Lucile (Penfield) Ransom. Marion graduated from Montello High School in 1943 and attended the University of Wisconsin – Madison earning a bachelor’s degree in home economics in 1947.
While at the University of Wisconsin Marion met Lester Swanson of Amery, Wisconsin and was married on September 8, 1951. They settled in Darlington Wisconsin and Craig and Steven were born. In 1955, the family moved to St. Paul, Minnesota and Lynn was born. In 1958, the family moved to St. Croix Falls and John was born. Marion was manager for the veterinary practice until 1986. Upon retirement, Marion and Lester moved to their home on Deer Lake returning to St. Croix Falls in 2002. They moved to RiverBend in Amery in August 2012 and Lester passed away on December 31, 2012.
Marion is preceded in death by her husband, Lester; son Craig; parents; and brother and sister-in-law, Robert and Arlene Ransom. She is survived by her children, Steven (Kris) Swanson of St. Croix Falls, Lynn Swanson of St. Paul, Minnesota and John Swanson of Bloomington, Minnesota; six grandchildren, Elizabeth, Amanda, Patrick, Matthew, Natasha and Victor; two great-grandchildren, Inga and Markus; special nieces, Karen Harris and Roberta Ziegler; also other relatives and friends.
Memorial Service will be held 11:00 a.m., Tuesday, June 11, 2019, at the United Methodist Church, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, with Rev. Ran Yoo officiating. Visitation will be 10 – 11 a.m. at the church. Interment will be at St. Croix Falls Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the United Methodist Church, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin or the donor’s choice. Grandstrand Funeral Home of Osceola handled the arrangements.