Photo courtesy of Sunset Funeral Home and Cemetery

Loren E. Swanson

North Oaks, Minnesota

Aug 3, 1923 - Mar 17, 2013

Guest Book

Not sure what to say?

Char, thinking of you as you celebrate your dad's life. Hope you are all doing well. Many blessings, The Goodmans

Dear Karna,

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...

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.


Loren's Obituaries

Swanson, Loren Ernest of North Oaks, Minnesota, passed away in Oak Park Heights, Minnesota, on March 17, 2013, following a long illness at age 89. Born in St. Paul on August 3, 1923, to Ernest W. Swanson and Marie Peterson Swanson, he had two sisters who predeceased him: Bonnevieve Opel and...

Read More