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“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...Read More »
1 of 15 | Posted by: Charles, Erik, and Paul Swanson and families

“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...Read More »
2 of 15 | Posted by: Laurie Walker - Paton, IA

“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...Read More »
3 of 15 | Posted by: Linda Carlson - Pilot Mound, IA

“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,...Read More »
4 of 15 | Posted by: Joan Sutton - Ogden, IA - friend

“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...Read More »
5 of 15 | Posted by: Sandi Lee (Hill) - Dakota City

“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...Read More »
6 of 15 | Posted by: Sandy Klinger - Ogden, IA

“Our condolences go out to the Swanson family. Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
7 of 15 | Posted by: Michele Pitlick and family - MN

“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...Read More »
8 of 15 | Posted by: Rick Green - Pelham, NH

“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...Read More »
9 of 15 | Posted by: LaVonne Beneke - Palmer, IA

“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,...Read More »
10 of 15 | Posted by: Clarice Duits - Indianapolis, IN

“Linda was a kind and loving lady. I have many memories of going over to her house when I was a kid. And my daughter liked to visit her when we would...Read More »
11 of 15 | Posted by: Melissa Sohm - Sioux City, IA

“My condolences to you Charles and your family, may God be with you in your loss.... ”
12 of 15 | Posted by: Ken Wilbur - Abilene, TX - friend

“Linda was a very generous person of her time and love she shared with her friends in the community. When the Boxholm Lutheran Church would have...Read More »
13 of 15 | Posted by: Cindy Youngquist - Gowrie, IA

“Thinking of all of Linda's many family and friends during this time. Linda was an earth angel; she was one of the strongest, kindest, most generous...Read More »
14 of 15 | Posted by: Amanda Watt - Avignon, France

“Praying for all of you! Irene, Chuck, Erik, and all your family! Linda was such a very special, loving, caring friend! We know all of you will miss...Read More »
15 of 15 | Posted by: Shirley & Finis Watt - MO

Linda Rae Swanson, 69, of Boxholm passed away surrounded by her family Monday, January 21, 2013 at Mary Greeley Medical Center in Ames.

She was born July 10, 1943 in Storm Lake, Iowa, the daughter of Lake W. and Irene E. (Anderson) Olson. She married Charles D. Swanson on May 15, 1971 at United Methodist Church in Odebolt, IA.

Linda retired from nursing to raise her family, after serving 15 years as head nurse and later as a relief supervisor at Trinity Regional Hospital in Fort Dodge. She also worked for Krakau Insurance Agency in Boxholm for several years following her retirement. She attended Boyer country school through the 6th grade, and graduated from Odebolt-Arthur High School with the class of 1961. She went on to attend the Methodist Hospital School of Nursing in Sioux City where she obtained her nursing degree in 1964.

Linda's family was her life's passion and she was an avid supporter of her children throughout school and sports activities. Linda always looked forward to the holidays and special occasions when her family could be together. After Charles's father Reuben passed away, Linda took her mother-in-law to her appointments and school activities watching her grandchildren. She enjoyed being the "town nurse" and "community chauffeur" for church and other ladies activities. When her parents entered a nursing home she faithfully tried to visit them weekly. Linda embraced the blessing of being a Grandma and had a very special place in her heart for her grandchildren.

Linda was a very active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Boxholm, serving as a current council member. She also held several leadership roles with women's groups, Vacation Bible School, and was one of the leaders for the church's long running Swedish Supper meal.

Survivors include her husband Charles D. Swanson of Boxholm; two sons, Erik C. Swanson and wife Tara of Omaha, NE and Paul W. Swanson and wife Emily of Winchester, IL; mother Irene Olson of Odebolt; sister Betty J. Sullivan and her husband James of Ft. Dodge; three grandchildren Aaron, Presley and Chandler Swanson all of Winchester, IL and nieces and nephews, Stephen, Stefanie, Kellie, Daniel, Sheila, Shelly, and Sue. She was preceded in death by her father, and grandparents Paul and Esther Anderson.

Funeral services will be held 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 25, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Boxholm. Pastor Rod Meyer will officiate. Burial will be at Prairie Lawn Cemetery in Boxholm. Visitation will be held Thursday, from 4:00 to 8:00 p.m., at Carson – Stapp Funeral Home in Ogden. For online obituaries and condolences visit:

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.