Marion Lucile Ransom Swanson died peacefully June 3, 2019, at Willow Ridge Health Care, Amery. She was 93.

 Marion was born July 21, 1925, in Montello, Wis.  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 and was married on Sept. 8, 1951.  They settled in Darlington, Wis., and Craig and Steven were born.  In 1955, the family moved to St. Paul, Minn., 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 died Dec. 31, 2012.     

 Marion was 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, Minn., and John Swanson of Bloomington, Minn.; 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.

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