Bruce Ervin Swenson of Osceola, died March 15, 2020, surrounded by his loving family at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, Minn. He was 67.

Bruce was born May 3, 1952, in St. Croix Falls, to Ervin and Marjorie (Olesen) Swenson. He graduated from St. Croix Falls High School, as well as attending University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

On April 30, 1983, he married Mary Tollefson at Trinity United Methodist in Chippewa Falls, Wis.

Bruce was a Process Engineer at Andersen Windows, and retired in 2003. He was a devoted, lifelong member at Peace Lutheran Church in Dresser. In his free time, Bruce enjoyed being a mentor and volunteer in his community. He enjoyed the outdoors, whether it be sitting on his front porch or in a turkey blind with friends.

To anyone who knew him, using the term “fan” for his love of the Wisconsin Badgers doesn’t begin to capture his dedication to the athletic program. The fall always included a pilgrimage to Madison with family and/or friends to take in the magic atmosphere of college football.

His top priorities included spoiling his grandson Cameron, traveling, and spending time with dear friends and family.

Bruce was preceded in death by his parents.

He is survived by his wife, Mary; daughters, Mallory (Adam) Wassberg and Ellyn (Lucas Sletten) Swenson; grandson, Cameron Wassberg; sister, Judy (Doug) Fahrendorff of Ellsworth; brothers, Steve (Karrie) Swenson of St. Croix Falls and Tim (Yvonne) Swenson of Dresser; also nieces, nephews and many friends.

A private burial for immediate family will be held, followed by a public service and visitation at a later date. Grandstrand Funeral Home of Osceola handled the arrangements. Condolences may be expressed at

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