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Charles Swenson

Charles Swenson, 82, of Northwood, ND passed away Saturday, December 11, 2021, at his home in Northwood. A memorial service will be held Saturday, December 18, 2021, at 1:00 p.m. at Ebenezer Free Lutheran Church in Northwood. A visitation will be held from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service at the church. Burial will be held in the Northwood Cemetery.

Charles was born March 19, 1939, the son of Selmer and LuVerne (Haugo) Swenson, at Northwood. He attended grade school at rural Northwood and graduated from Northwood High School in 1957.

Charlie was employed at the Northwood State Bank for 33 years and drove truck for Emmett B. Fisher and Denny Gabriel Construction, Inc. for 50 years, retiring in 2011. He was a member of the North Dakota Army National Guard from 1956 to 1964. He also served on the Northwood Public School Board.

In 1961 he married Faye Simley, the love of his life, in Mayville, N.D.

Faye survives along with four daughters, Beth Swenson, Becky Korsmo, Bonnie Swenson, and Beverly Swenson; grandchildren, Christa (Jason) Strand, Sarah (Jayson) Lider, Ryan, Riley (Katie Johnson), and Ryland Korsmo, Brayden and Bailey Irvine, Shawn, Jack, and Charlie Gibson; and great-grandchildren Mavrik, Jinnie, and Clint Strand and Nadia, Maggie, and Leena Lider.

He is also survived by his sister, Janet (Henry) Thorstenson, and his brother, Oscar Swenson; Faye’s siblings and their spouses, Joan Headline, Kathy (Gene) Neset, David (Sandy) Simley, Lee Simley, Luther (Paula) Simley, and Cindy (Bob) Brinkley; as well as several nieces and nephews.

Charlie was preceded in death by his parents; son-in-law, Roger Korsmo; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Judith and Ingolf Simley; and sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Phyllis and Joe Tate, Harold Hamilton, Fran Headline, Linda and Leonard Marthe, and Paul Simley.


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I am so sorry to hear that Charlie has passed. The world for sure lost a good man. I had the pleasure of working with Charlie for many years. It was always fun to be around Charlie. Charlie had 4 awesome girls that he cherished and loved and his love of his life Faye. Rest In Peace Charlie

Susie Walsh Dec 20 2021 10:50 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Swenson

Shaun (Johnson)Hoogendoorn Dec 19 2021 7:34 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Swenson

Carol Morrison Dec 18 2021 6:13 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Swenson

Cindy Splettstaszer Jacobs Dec 18 2021 3:50 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Swenson

Our hearts and prayers for Faye and Family Donald and Lisa Moore Dec 18 2021 2:47 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Swenson

Shawn Lovett Dec 18 2021 2:05 PM

Thoughts & prayers go out to all of you during this difficult time. 🙏❤️

Jan & Dan Sponsler Dec 18 2021 10:08 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Swenson

Denise and Barry Zimmerman Dec 17 2021 8:44 PM

Faye & family,
My thoughts are with your family during this very difficult time. Charlie was a genuine and kind soul, and he was loved by so many.

Kayse Sondreal-Nene Dec 17 2021 5:35 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Charles Swenson

Steve and Pam Eider Dec 17 2021 2:25 PM

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