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Kenneth LeRoy Swenson


October 28, 2020

Kenneth LeRoy Swenson

Kenneth LeRoy Swenson, 83, of Ontario, WI, passed away at the Morrow Memorial Home in Sparta, WI, Wednesday, October 21, 2020.

Ken was born May 29, 1937, to Arby and Cornelia (Bjornstad) Swenson, in Christiana Township, WI. He grew up on a farm and continued farming until he was 33. He then went to work for the Wisconsin State Patrol for many years. For several years Ken worked as food service worker at Ft. McCoy where he later retired. Ken had an appreciation for antiques and a good eye for finding them. He was an antique dealer out of his basement for many years.

Ken is survived by his daughter, Debbra (special friend, Greg Stedman) Grossheim of Ontario, WI; two grandchildren, Brittany (Kyle) Gerke of Tomah, WI, and Brandon (Caleigh) Grossheim of Ontario, WI; great- grandchildren, Kayden and Maverick Lechner, Brystol Grossheim, Zane Gerke and Gabbi Cummings; sisters, Lila Anderson of Janesville, WI, and Stella "Tootsie" (Chuck) Forrester of TN; Debbra's mom, Anna Swenson of Mauston, WI; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Ken was preceded in death by his parents, Arby and Corneilia; a son-in-law, Peter Grossheim; sisters, Minerva Sletten, Arlene (Joseph) Von Ruden and Dorothy (Edward) Kast, brothers, Harland (Joyce) Swenson and Charles Swenson, one infant brother; and a brother-in-law, David Anderson.

Funeral Services were held Saturday, October 24, 2020, 11:00 a.m. at the Torkelson Funeral Home in Cashton, WI. Burial followed in the Brush Creek Cemetery, rural Ontario, WI. Pastor Amanda Schultz Garcia officiated. Family and friends were invited for visitation from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the funeral home.

We strongly encourage masks and will be enforcing social distancing, out of respect and care for our families and the community.

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