Roger Swenson (1943 - 2012)

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Roger Swenson


Roger Kent Swenson, passed away Sunday, August 5, 2012 at his home surrounded by his loving family. Roger had ocular melanoma that contributed to liver cancer. He was 69. He was born on July 30, 1943 in Ames, Iowa, the son of Elmer Martin Swenson and Amy Ilaine (Gjerde) Swenson.

Roger retired from the Department of Transportation in 2005. He is survived by wife Virginia (Martin) Swenson, daughter Angela (Mark) Schnurstein and grandchildren Emma and Mason.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m., Wednesday, August 8 at the Soderstrum Funeral Home, 618 Lafayette Ave., Story City, Iowa. The funeral will be Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at Ankeny Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) 2506 SW 3rd St., Ankeny, Iowa, followed by lunch. The burial will be Thursday at 2 p.m. at the Roland Cemetery on Highway E18. Soderstrum Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

Published in Des Moines Register on Aug. 8, 2012
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