Pause On Angels Wings by Charles D. Denler
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Linda Rae Swanson Obituary



God's Garden

God looked around His garden
And He found an empty place
He then looked down upon the earth
And saw your precious face

He put His arms around you
And lifted you to rest;
God's Garden must be beautiful,
He always takes the best.

He knew that you were suffering
He knew you were in pain.
He knew you'd never ever
Get well on earth again.

So He closed your weary eyelids
And whispered "Peace be thine".
Then He took you up to Heaven
With hands so gentle and kind.

It broke our hearts to lose you
But you did not go alone,
Fort part of us went with you
the day God welcomed you home.


Posted by: Charles, Erik, and Paul Swanson and families    Feb 16, 2013

I was so sorry to hear about Linda's passing. I was a new teacher at Boxholm when Erik was in 5th grade and she was always so supportive and helpful. My sympathies to the family.


Posted by: Laurie Walker - Paton, IA - Erik's 5th grade teacher   Feb 01, 2013

Please know how sad we are at Linda's passing. She was such a nice person who will always be remembered by our family, and greatly missed. Charles and family, just know that our thoughts and prayers have continued for you and will, as you embark on this new path, missing the one who we know, was so greatly loved. God bless and bring you comfort. Lin, Jerry and sons


Posted by: Linda Carlson - Pilot Mound, IA - family friend   Feb 01, 2013

Charles, Erik, Paul, & family,
Your are in our thoughts and prayers. We have such happy memories of every visit with Linda. She always had a warm, welcoming smile and made us smile. We know that you have many happy memories, keep them close to your heart.
In deepest sympathy and in friendship,
John and Joan Sutton


Posted by: Joan Sutton - Ogden, IA - friend   Jan 25, 2013

My condolences to all of Linda's family. We go back a long long ways. We worked together at the the hospital in Fort Dodge when it was Lutheran Hospital and we bowled together. On several occasions I would go home with Linda to Odebolt and spend the weekend there getting to know her sister Betty and her Mom & Dad. What great fun we would have and what an awesome family, I shall always hold dear in my heart those

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Posted by: Sandi Lee (Hill) - Dakota City - friend   Jan 25, 2013

My thoughts and prayers to Charles and family of Linda. She will be greatly missed by all who were fortunate to know her. I will miss her at our monthly Ladies Gild in Boxholm. She was a special lady.


Posted by: Sandy Klinger - Ogden, IA - Friend and former neighbor   Jan 24, 2013

Our condolences go out to the Swanson family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Posted by: Michele Pitlick and family - Jordan, MN - friend of Erik Swanson   Jan 24, 2013

I remember Linda as a family friend. Me...much younger My mom grew up and knew her father and mother as neighbors and friends when Linda grew up on her parents farm near Boyer, Iowa. She and Betty (sister) would always visit Doris when both were employed in Fort Dodge, Iowa hospital/medical locale. Sorry to here of her passing and Condolences to Chuck and fanily.


Posted by: Rick Green - Pelham, NH - Family friend    Jan 24, 2013

I will remember stopping to see Linda on the way back from shopping trips with Betty. It was always fun to see Linda and made a great stopping point before heading home. My deepest sympathy to Chuck and the family. LaVonne


Posted by: LaVonne Beneke - Palmer, IA - friend of Linda's sister,Betty   Jan 23, 2013

To the Family of Linda Swanson,

Having had just one opportunity to meet Linda, at Erik & Tara's wedding this past May 2012; it is without question, that the fruits of her labor are revealed in the close–knit family whom I met on May 19th—well-grounded in a formidable faith in God! It is my utmost prayer for each of you, that for every tear that falls from your faces, may there be a loving memory that lifts you back up and fills your hearts with LOVE.

My condolences to you all,
Clarice Duits... Aunt of Tara Jo Swanson


Posted by: Clarice Duits - Indianapolis, IN - Aunt to Daughter-in-Law (Tara)   Jan 23, 2013