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Sunday June 12th, 2016
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Monday June 13th, 2016
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St. Edward Catholic Church
Monday June 13th, 2016
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Frank Leon Swedzinski

Frank Leon Swedzinski was born on August 29, 1929, in Canby, to Frank and Winifred (Boulton) Swedzinski. He grew up on the family farm in rural Taunton and lived his whole life in Lincoln County. Frank graduated as Valedictorian at Minneota High School in 1947. He was united in marriage to Eldoris Van Den Broeke on September 7, 1954. To this union were born seven children. Frank was very active in his community. He served as Township Assessor for nine years and County Commissioner for 16. During this time, he was elected President of the Association of Minnesota Counties in 1994. He served on the Southwest Minnesota Housing Partnership for 15 years, as Chairman for six, the Divine Providence Healthcare Board for 40 years, Chairman for 20, and was the Land Reviewer on the Del Clark Lake in Canby in addition to numerous other civic positions. His faith was very important to him. He was a lifelong member of Sts Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church where he served as Trustee. He taught CCD for 24 years, sang in the choir and for many weddings, funerals and other events. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus where he was instrumental in the foundation of the All Saints Council in 1960 and served the first full term as Grand Knight. Frank had not missed weekly Mass since 1972 when he had surgery. Family was also very important to Frank, especially time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Frank died on Wednesday, June 8, 2016, at the Avera Marshall Regional Medical Center in Marshall. He is survived by his son John Swedzinski of Porter, daughter Mary Swedzinski (and Dan Loos) of East Hampton, CT, daughter Kate (and Fred) Ganter of Cuba City, WI, son Greg (and Julie) Swedzinski of Porter, MN, daughter Beth McMahon of Manteca, CA, son William Swedzinski of Porter, son Todd (and Darla) Swedzinski of Dawson, 13 grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, siblings Dorothy Stake of Lennox, SD, Ruth Jacobs of Simi Valley, CA, Tom (and Madeline) Swedzinski of Taunton, nieces, nephews, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents, wife Eldoris and sister Helen McGuire.

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A candle was lit in memory of Frank Swedzinski

Dean and Ann Roles Jun 13 2016 8:06 AM

So sorry to hear about Frank. He was a great guy and a story teller. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you as you go thru these difficult times. Remember and cherish all the good times you had with your Dad. Rest in Peace Frank and my God bless all of you.

Dean and Ann Roles Jun 13 2016 8:06 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Swedzinski

April m valdez Jun 12 2016 10:19 PM

Frank was a great guy. Loved seeing him he would always put a smile on your face. I got to meet him by comming into Midwest cleaners in Marshall. He would always tell me about his family and watching the ball games. He was always laughing. Sure will miss seeing his smiling face. My heart goes to your family. With deepest sympathy.

April m valdez Jun 12 2016 10:19 PM

Frank will always be remembered for his friendliness, kindness and wonderful musical talent. His singing of "How Great Thou Art" will be a lasting and loving memory for all.

Nancy Swedzinski Veilleux Jun 12 2016 12:14 AM

My thoughts & prayers are with you all. I remember your dad always with a smile on his face and his laugh.

Twyla Helgeson Korthals Jun 11 2016 9:33 PM

Having grown up in Taunton Minnesota, I have many fond memories of the Swedzinski family. Saw Frank in the last year or so....

Jerry Langsweirdt Jun 11 2016 8:47 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Swedzinski

Cathy Stake Dean Jun 10 2016 2:50 PM

Dear Family, Sending my prayers and condolences to you as we celebrate and remember Uncle Frankie. Many times have I recounted stories of my family, my aunts, uncles, cousins and grandparents. Uncle Frankie always made an appearance in the stories. His big smile and laugh, his great jokes and sense of humor, and of course his musical talents and the fine example he has been and will always be for me. May his soul and all the souls of the faithful departed, through the mercy of God, rest in peace. Amen With love, Cathy

Cathy Stake Dean Jun 10 2016 2:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Frank Swedzinski

Dorothy Popowski Jun 10 2016 12:17 PM

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