Obituaries - July 25, 2010A weekly listing of paid obituaries and free death notices.
By: Budgeteer Staff, Budgeteer News
Frances Swanson, 82
Frances Swanson, 82, died Monday, July 19, 2010, surrounded by her family.
As she passed away, we blessed her with our tears, the holy water from our hearts. Fran’s deep and abiding Catholic faith and her relationship with God was the source of the strength, hope and love she gave to all of those who turned to her for wisdom and guidance. She was devoted to her family and friends. We will always miss her walking into the cabin Sunday afternoons with her unbeatable homemade goodies. She was a waitress at the Jolly Fisher restaurant for 30 years, where she loved her work and her customers. Frances was born July 25, 1927, to Fred and Julia Arbour.
She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband, George (Bud) Swanson; and her sister, Flora Jean Watson. She is survived by her three daughters: Julie (Will) Norman, Coral (Jeff) Williams and Donna (David) Cushman; seven grandchildren: Calie, Bridget, Bryan, Lacey, Jake, David and Philip; three great-grandchildren, who called her “GG”: Zachary, Ellianna and Gracelyn; many nieces and nephews; and our many friends that became family.
Mass was held at 1 p.m. Thursday, July 22, 2010, at the Cathedral of the Holy Rosary in Duluth. Please leave a memory of Frances or words of support for the family at www.bellbrothersfuneralhome.com, or mail to Frances Swanson c/o Bell Brothers, 601 N. 56th Ave. W., Duluth, MN 55807.
Lawrence M. Boettcher, 80
Lawrence M. Boettcher, 80, died July 16, 2010. Services were held July 22 at Williams-Lobermeier Funeral Home with burial in the fall at a cemetery in Richville, Minn.
Verna E. Hanson, 84
Verna E. Hanson, 84, of Hermantown, died July 14, 2010, at Edgewood Vista. Services were held July 18 at Williams-Lobermeier Funeral Home.
Eino Gustaf Nyquist, 90
Eino Gustaf Nyquist, 90, died July 17, 2010. Services were held July 20 at Faith Lutheran Church with burial at Forest Hill Cemetery.
Mae E. Roses, 85
Mae E. Roses, 85, of Duluth, died July 19, 2010, at St. Mary’s Medical Center. Services were held July 23 at St. James Catholic Church.
Mary Louise Brophy Wicklund, 67
Mary Louise Brophy Wicklund, 67, of Smithville, died July 15, 2010, at Solvay Hospice House. Services were held July 20 at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church.
Richard ‘Dick’ D. Willeck, 65
Richard “Dick” D. Willeck, 65, of Duluth, died July 15, 2010. Services were held July 19 at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church with burial at Sunrise Cemetery.
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