EVELYN BERNICE (LARSON) SWENSON, 94 MACHESNEY PARK - Evelyn Bernice (Larson) Swenson, 94, formerly of Machesney Park passed away June 12, 2014. Born September 8, 1919 in Marshfield, WI; she was the daughter of Martin and Martha (Heglund) Larson. She married Clarence O. Swenson June 4, 1941 in Marshfield, WI. Evelyn was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Loves Park. Her famous words were "I am a tough Norwegian" and "Uffda". She enjoyed bowling, crocheting, baking, word finds, camping, listening to Sunday country music, and watching Lawrence Welk. Evelyn also had a love for her dogs. She will be missed deeply by her last 2, Buffy and Baylee. For the last 5 years she lived with her daughter, who took wonderful care of her and provided her with an abundance of comfort and love. Survivors include her children, Karlene Swenson of South Beloit, and DuWayne Swenson of Sun Prairie, WI; 12 grandchildren, 15 great-grandchildren, 2 great-great grandchildren; a special caregiver, Marilyn; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Predeceased by her parents; husband; son, Darrell Swenson; daughter, Sandra Powers; grandson, Jimmy Powers; 1 brother and 3 sisters. Funeral service 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 17, at Sunset Funeral Home, 8800 N. Alpine Road, Machesney Park, IL. Visitation 6 to 8 p.m. Monday, June 16, at the funeral home. Interment in Sunset Memorial Gardens. Online condolences may be submitted at sunsetfhmemgardens.com.
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Published in Rockford Register Star from June 14 to June 15, 2014