Elaine Thorson SwensonElaine Thorson Swenson died of liver cancer June 12, 2013.
Elaine Thorson Swenson died of liver cancer June 12, 2013.
Elaine was born Nov. 19, 1931 to Paul and Luella Thorson in Omaha, Neb.
She graduated from Omaha Tech H.S., 1950. Graduated from Lutheran Bible Institute, Minneapolis, 1956. Parish Worker, Central Lutheran Church, Des Moines Iowa, 1956-59, Married Dean Swenson of St. Paul, Dec. 26, 1959. Commissioned with Dean by Augustana Board of World Missions in June 1961 as missionaries to Tanganyika, East Africa. 1966-69, served with Dean in rural ministry project, Sask. Canada. 1969-1972 served Evangelical Lutheran Church, Babbitt, Minn.; 1973-87, Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Two Harbors, Minn. 1987-99 with Dean established mission congregation in Ocala, Fla. Moved to Chisago City, Minn., in 2001.
VISITATION: 4 to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 15 in Grandstrand Funeral Home, Lindstrom, Minn., and one hour prior to service in the church. Funeral 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16 in Lord of the Lakes Lutheran Church, 25402 Itasca Ave., Forest Lake, MN, 55025 (Intersection U.S. 8 & Co. Rd. 23). In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to scholarship fund being established.
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