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In Memory of Lenore Swan


May 15, 1929 - March 24, 2019

Lenore Swan, 89, of Shell Lake passed away peacefully on March 24, 2019 in the company of her loving family. Lenore Mae Lauritsen was born in Timberland on May 15, 1929 the ninth child of Adolph and Emma (Swenson) Lauritsen. She graduated from Cumberland High School in 1948. On April 15, 1950 she was united in marriage to John Arthur "Art" Swan at Timberland Ringebu Lutheran Church. Art and Lenore lived and farmed in the South Dewey community for all of their 63 years of marriage. Lenore also worked for White Birch Printing and was a cook at Bashaw and Shell Lake Schools until her retirement.

Lenore enjoyed singing for many years in Sweet Adeline's, a barbershop choir. She also enjoyed cooking and baking for her family especially for her grandchildren and their friends. She was proud of her Norwegian heritage preparing lefse and lutefisk every Christmas and many other goodies. Growing up in a large family she was very close to her sisters who were a part of her daily life. Her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren were very important to her.

She is survived by her children: Michael (Vicki) Swan and Lana (Joel) Johnson; grandchildren: Joseph (Bonnie) Swan, Lindsay Johnson, Christopher Johnson, Stacey (Kevin) Rusch, Jennifer (Shane) Swanson and Jon (Amber) Voight; 11 great grandchildren: Scott Wade, Cody, Travis, Jared and Shauna Swan, Kaitlyn, Joshua and Aubrey Rusch, Logan, Madilyn and Alyssa Voight; her former daughter-in-law, Kathy Wergin and many nieces and nephews.

Preceded Lenore in death are her husband, Art; granddaughter, Katie Swan; her parents; siblings: Les (Myrtle) and Ernie (Dorothy) Lauritsen, Edna Holmes, Agnes Griffin, Judy (Wally) Hawkinson, Ruby (Carl) Erickson, Deloris "Lorrie" Trainor, Darlyne (Russell) Jacobson and Lily (Stanley) Jergensen.

A funeral service will be held on Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 11 AM at the Shell Lake United Methodist Church led by Pastor John Sahlstrom. Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Friday at the Skinner Funeral Home in Shell Lake and for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church. Burial will take place privately later in the spring at Clam River Cemetery. Serving as pallbearers are Christopher Johnson, Jon Voight, Dennis Jergenson, Dennis Swan, David Stariha, Lee Erickson, Ron Lauritsen and Lyle Lauritsen.

"Those we love don't go away, they walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near, so loved, so missed and forever dear."


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