Wayne E. Swanson, 60, of Homosassa, Fla., passed away Wednesday, Dec. 19, 2012, at home.
Wayne was born Sept. 10, 1952, in Cannon Falls, Minn., to Everett and Phyllis (Gill) Swanson. Wayne moved to Rosemount, Minn., where he graduated from Rosemount Sr. High in 1971 and married his wife in 1977. He moved to Homosassa, Fla., in 2005 after he retired from Seagate Technology out of Bloomington, Minn. Wayne enjoyed softball, motorcycling, boating, working on a friend's race car and getting together with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by father and mother Everett and Phyllis Swanson; sister and brother-in-law Julia and Richard Sorenson; and 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, Fla.
Published in Citrus County Chronicle on Dec. 25, 2012