Obit: Swenson, Clarence O. (1903 - 1977)

Contact: Ken Wood


----Sources: MARSHFIELD NEWS HERALD (Marshfield, Wood Co., Wis.) 09/10/1977;

Swenson, Clarence O. (29 MAR 1903 - 10 SEP 1977)

Colby, Wis. - Clarence O. Swenson, 74, of Route 1, Colby, Wisconsin, died at 3:15 a.m. today at Marshfield Convalescent Center here.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Monday at the Hansen Chapel in Marshfield, with the Rev. Robin O. Fink of Zion Lutheran Church, Colby, Officiating. Interment will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Marshfield.

Friends may call at the Hansen Funeral Home from 3-9 p.m. Sunday and again on Monday, until time of services.

Mr. Swenson was born to Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Swenson March 29, 1903, in the town of Marshfield. He attended Marshfield schools and also Gillen School of Music in Chicago.

He was owner and operator of Mill Creek Cheese Factory from 1939-1969 and was widely known as trumpet and violin player, appearing with dance bands throughout the Midwest. The Swensons moved to Colby after retirement.

On Sept. 20, 1926, he was married to Doris Simmet in Wis. Rapids. They observed their golden wedding last year.

Mr. Swenson, a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Colby, is survived by his wife; a son, Ronald Swenson, Marshfield; a sister, Mrs. Frank (Grace) Tauschen of Marshfield; a brother, Elmer Swenson, Route 1, Chili; three grandchildren and two great-grandchildren.

Besides his parents he was predeceased by a sister and two brothers.



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