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Alben G. Swenson July 29, 1905 - April 6, 2009

BELGRADE -- Alben George "Swede" Swenson, 103, of Brooten, died Monday at the Belgrade Nursing Home.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at Johnson Funeral Home in Belgrade. Burial will be in Our Savior Lutheran Cemetery in rural Brooten.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service Thursday at the funeral home.

He was born July 29, 1905, in Brooten to Sam and Anna Swenson and grew up on the family farm west of Brooten. He graduated from Brooten High School in 1924.

On July 22, 1937, he married Verna Knutson. He was manager of Swift and Co. in Brooten for 19 years and worked in Minneapolis at the FMC Corporation for 17 years. He had been a Belgrade Nursing Home resident since 1999.

He was a member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church.

He is survived by two daughters: Georgine Meyer of Randolph, N.J., and Sonja Davison of Corning, Calif.; and two grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife and by three sisters.