Char, thinking of you as you celebrate your dad's life. Hope you are all doing well. Many blessings, The Goodmans
My deepest symphaty for the loss of your father. Karin
Our deepest sympathy to the Swanson family. Loren will be deeply missed by all of us. He was unique in his ability to blend business and personal relationships across cultures and throughout the world. He was a great leader for us at Cenco and a mentor in our lives.
I met Loren at the University of Minnesota where we both studied Electrical Engineering from 1941 to 1944. We were 2 of only 7 students that took an accelerated course as civilians to enable us to earn our BEE degree in two years and 10 months and avoided being drafted. We made our draft board happy by immediately volunteering as Ensigns in the U.S. Navy.
We then studied pre radar at Princeton and then radar at MIT after which we were assigned to picket duty in the Pacific, and we have kept in close touch ever since. In May of 1999, Loren invited me to join him on a week's cruise in his power boat up the intercoastal waterway from Fort Lauderdale to Baltimore and again in May of 2000 for another week from Baltimore up the Hudson river to Albany. These jaunts were part of Loren's successful effort to complete what they call "the great circle route for Power boats (from Minneapolis down the Mississippi to the Gulf of Mexico, across the Gulf to Ft Lauderdale, and then up tp Albany on the intercoastal, then across to lake MIchigan, down to Chicago and then back to Minneapolis). As an interesting sidelight when we were in Ft. Lauderdale, Loren's daughter Lisa invited both of us as overnight guests while we waited for weather to clear before venturing out into the Atlantic ocean. It was such a pleasure to meet Lisa again - I hadn't seen her since the 1950's when my wife and I visited Loren and Arlene in the Twin Cities and met all four of you children.
It was a pleasure to meet Sally when we made several visits to their North Oaks home over the years. And several visits to Central Engineering where I marveled at the complexity of the jet engine test stands that he and his group of dedicated employees manufactured for customers all over the world.
So although Loren and I never lived close together, we were in each others' thoughts from 1941 to 2013. I will always cherish those thoughts as I remember the many pleasant times we had together.
Thea and I send our deepest sympathy.
H. W. 'Web' Thompson
Our deepest sympathy to all of you. Loren was close to our hearts and we miss him a lot. The family Hellgren.
A message from your relatives in Sweden.
We remember Mr. Swanson with great fondness and respect. He was a wonderful man and a great employer - treating each of us as "one of the family". Our deepest sympathy to all of you. May you find comfort in the arms of our Savior, Jesus.
You've left a wonderful legacy in both the business world and your family.
We extend our deepest sympathy to the family. We will always fondly remember our times together both in Minnesota and Arizona.
May this time of remembrance bring peace. God Bless you all. Guylla
So sorry for your loss. Our prayers are with you and your family.
Jerry, Mickey, Blake and Bailey Ellsworth
Our deepest sympathy to you all. Your Dad was a wonderful man. Brig & Fran Sorber
May your hearts soon be filled with wonderful memories of joyful times together as you celebrate a life well lived.