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Willis Swenson June 25, 1987 - April 22, 2012
Thursday, May 17 2012
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Willis A. Swenson, age 24, of the Lower Sioux Community unexpectedly entered the spirit world Sunday, April 22, 2012. Willis Swenson was born June 25, 1987 in Redwood Falls, MN to Dan and LaVonne (Columbus) Swenson. He was baptized at St. Cornelia's Episcopal Church. He attended school at Redwood Falls, Morton Charter, and Sisseton. Willis was a Powwow dancer when he was younger. He loved family gatherings and picnics, and spending time with his friends. Willis enjoyed the children and all his relatives. He was a great story teller and remembered all the details of the past. Willis made you feel like you were in the story. He enjoyed a variety of music, the outdoors, fishing, and camping. He also loved traveling, cooking, and watching TV.
Willis is survived by his parents Dan and LaVonne Swenson of Morton; Siblings: Regina (Tony) Stacy, Dean R. Peterson, and Aaron Swenson, all of the Lower Sioux; godparents: Chris Columbus, Leon Columbus, and Joan Pendleton, all of the Lower Sioux; aunts and uncles: Tim, Trulo, Lillian, Dodo, Sandee, Dixie, Yuker, Dan, Gus, and Melissa; cousins: Willard, Mary Ellen, Dale, Virgil, Collette, Richard Dean, Tom, Duane, Michelle, Cindy, Stevie, Tony, Eileen, Dion, Tim, Donovan, Caesar, Stacy, Tony, Pam, Dory, Richard, Vicki, Angel, Amber, Mindy, Christina, Tamica, Wishbone, Scootie, Raquel, Eleanor, Dennis, Vinnie, Joe, Deb, Val, Danielle, Deedee, Lydia, Trisha, Jason, Vernon Jr., Brandon, Felicia, and April; nieces and nephews: Americis, Dean, Arianna, Chad, Velecia, Xavia, and Marquese Morris; his dog Murphy; and many other relatives and friends. Funeral services were held April 26 at the Lower Sioux Community Center. Interment is in St. Cornelia's Episcopal Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at

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