Leonard W. Swanson, 98
Leonard W. Swanson, age 98, of Hastings, died Aug. 18 at the Prescott Nursing and Rehabilitation Community.
Leonard was born Nov. 24, 1914, in Pipestone, Minn., to Swan and Olivia (Erickson) Swanson. He married Dorothy M. Caneff on Nov. 14, 1945, at Guardian Angels Church in Hastings and farmed all his life in Marshan Township. Leonard was also the former owner/operator of Hidden Greens Golf Course.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Dorothy; brother Walter Swanson; and sister Lela Clayton.
Leonard is survived by his son, Allan (Brenda) Swanson of Hastings; four grandchildren, Jason (Lisa) Swanson, Brad (Brianna) Swanson, Denise (Brian) Dodge, Nicole Swanson; also four great-grandchildren, Trey, Ryan, Taylor, and Cooper.
The funeral Mass, officiated by Fr. James Perkl, will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 22, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. Interment will follow in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday at Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, 201 E. Seventh St., Hastings, and 1 hour prior to the service at church. The pallbearers are Bill Caneff, Bob Baldwin, Don Stanislawski, Jay Caneff, Mace McNutt, and Howard Anderson.
Arrangements are with the Caturia-Smidt Funeral Home, Hastings, 651-437-9419, www.caturia-smidtfh.com.