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Muriel Swanson Nov. 6, 1940 - Sept. 21, 2009

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RENVILLE -- Muriel Lee Swanson, 68, of Renville, died Monday at Granite Falls Hospital.

The service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Ebenezer Presbyterian Church in Renville. Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Renville.

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Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Dirks-Blem Funeral Home in Renville and one hour prior to the service at the church.

She was born Nov. 6, 1940, in Bagley to Raymond and Ethel (Marshall) Anderson. She attended school in Bagley, graduating in 1958, and then worked at Marquette Bank in Minneapolis.

She married Robert Swanson on June 30, 1962, in Bagley. They lived on the family farm north of Renville. She was a member of Ebenezer Presbyterian Church and active in the ladies aid. She also volunteered for the Red Cross Blood Mobile for 35 years.

She is survived by her husband; children: Bonnie (and Kevin) Braun of Danube, Peggy (and Gregg) Cunningham of Hancock, Tim Swanson of Renville, Rae (and Jarrod) Roufs of New Market; nine grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; brothers: Gary (and Betty Bardwell) Anderson of Bagley, David Anderson of Bagley and Mike (and Mary) Anderson of Zimmerman.

She was preceded in death by an infant son and one brother.

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