Myra J. Swanson, 82Myra J. Swanson, age 82, of Hastings, died Nov. 28 at the Augustana Health Care Center.
Myra J. Swanson, age 82, of Hastings, died Nov. 28 at the Augustana Health Care Center.
Myra was born to Bruce and Tiny (Baab) Patterson on June 27, 1929, in Red Wing, Minn. She attended Red Wing High School. Myra was a homemaker and had formerly owned the Young Set children's clothing store in Hastings.
She will long be remembered for her smiling eyes and her always-welcoming home. Myra was a wonderful friend, a loving mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers Brooks, John, and Dick Patterson; sisters Grace Buck and Inez Friberg.
Myra is survived by her three children: Greg Swanson and partner Camille of Hastings; former daughter-in-law Sharon Swanson and her son, Tom Reinardy; Brooks (Linda) Swanson of Ft. Myers, Fla.; and Carol (Ross) Petterson of San Francisco, Calif.; six grandchildren, Sarah Miska, Bob Swanson, Erik Swanson, Angi Swanson (fiancé Matt Eberhard), Samantha Petterson, and Hunter Petterson; three great-grandchildren, Kayley and Tyson Miska, Dylan Eberhard; sister Nancy "Tootie" (Alan) Wulff of Red Wing; former husband, Robert Swanson of Naples, Fla.; and longtime companion Bob Niederkorn of Hastings. The pallbearers are her grandchildren Erik Swanson, Bob Swanson, Hunter Petterson, Sarah Miska, Angi Swanson, and Samantha Petterson.
Memorials are preferred to donor's choice.
The funeral service, officiated by Rev. Frank Van De Steeg, will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, at St. Luke's Episcopal Church, 615 Vermillion St., Hastings. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m. Friday at Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 E. 7th St., Hastings, and 1 hour prior to the service at church.
Arrangements were handled by the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com.
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