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Harold P. Swenson

September 16, 1946 — April 2, 2007

Harold P. Swenson

LELAND -- Harold P. Swenson, age 60 of Leland, died Monday, April 2, 2007 at his home in rural Leland. Funeral service will be Wednesday, April 4, 2007 at 1:30 PM at West Prairie Lutheran Church in rural Leland with Pastor Clarence Baalson officiating. Burial will be in the church cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 PM Tuesday, April 3 at the funeral home and an hour prior to service at the church.

Harold P. Swenson was born in Forest City, Iowa on September 16, 1946, the son of Harland and Marion (Bergstad) Swenson. He received his education in Fisher Country School near his home and attended Forest City High School.

In June of 1966 he was married to Nancy Bakken. The marriage later ended in divorce. Harold farmed with his father for many years. After his dad passed away, Harold began working for Waste Systems. He was there for 23 years until failing health forced him to retire in 1997.

On August 14, 1992, he was united in marriage to Judy (Countryman) Price at Good Hope Lutheran Church in Titonka, Iowa. The couple made their home west of Leland. Harold enjoyed horses, playing cards with family and going fishing. He loved being outside working in the garden and taking care of his flowers. Harold treasured time spent with his family and especially his grandchildren.

Harold is survived by his wife, Judy Swenson of Leland, son Brian (Rane) Swenson of Joice, daughter Misty (Todd) Juveland of Forest City, step-sons Adam Price of Thompson and Andy Price of Lakota, foster-daughter Cathy Peterson of Leland, four grandchildren: Darian & Tyler Swenson and Johanna & Annika Juveland; three sisters, Sheryl (Don) Hall of Sheffield, Marge Smith and Helen Stohr, both of Crystal Lake, two nieces, a nephew and Harold's faithful dog, Buck.

Harold was preceded in death by his parents and brother-in-law Richard Smith.
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