Lawrence E. Swenson

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October 12, 1930 - December 15, 2013. Lawrence E. Swenson, Jr. was born and raised in both New Jersey and California. He attended UCLA and UC Berkeley graduating from UC Berkeley with a degree in Civil Engineering. A short time after graduation and completing his time in the US Army, he married Heinke Harries in New Jersey and during their honeymoon they drove west to California and settled in the Bay Area where they had two children Peggy and Eric. From the Bay Area the young family moved to the Sacramento Area where he remained and enjoyed a long career working for the Department of Water Resources. Larry enjoyed building projects at the family cabin near Strawberry, hiking, skiing, and traveling widely. He is preceded in death by his wife Heinke, he is survived by his daughters: Linda A. Busche, Peggy Jacobson, his son: Eric Swenson, his brother: Jim Swenson, grandchildren: Christopher Jacobson, Daniel Swenson, Jamie Swenson, and Emily (Busche) Livingstone, and 3 great grandchildren. He will be missed.

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