Swanson, Wayne E. age 60, of Homosassa, FL passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012 at home. Wayne was born September 10, 1952 in Cannon Falls, MN, to Everett and Phyllis (Gill) Swanson. Wayne moved to Rosemount, MN where he graduated from Rosemount Sr. High in 1971 and married his wife in 1977. He moved to Homosassa, FL in 2005 after he retired from Seagate Technology out of Bloomington, MN. Wayne enjoyed softball, motorcycling, boating, working on a friends race car and getting together with family and friends. Preceded in death by father and mother, Everett and Phyllis Swanson; sister and brother-in-law, Julia and Richard Sorenson; father and mother-in-law, Clemence and Darleen Reis. Wayne is survived by his loving wife of 35 years, Roxanne Swanson; his daughter, Tammy (Todd) Fickle; his son, Joshua (Dana) Swanson; sister, Eileen (Frank) Martin; brother and sister-in-law, Bernard and Brenda Reis; grandchildren, Morgan, Brody and Jordyn Fickle, Lily, Lola and Lucky Swanson; and many nieces and nephews. Special thanks to Frank and Barbara Derouin for helping Wayne in his hour of need. Wayne was a loving husband, father, grandpa and uncle. He will be missed. Private services will be given in Homosassa, FL.
This obituary was originally published in the Star Tribune.