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Brian Swenson 02/15/2020

Brian Swenson 02/15/2020

Brian Lee Swenson, age 62, of River Falls died suddenly of a heart attack at his home on Saturday, February 15, 2020. He was born in Baldwin, WI on January 25, 1958 and was a graduate of St. Croix Central High School. In 2001, he married Karen Farmer. Brian worked for Boldt’s Plumbing and Heating the past 20 years. Brian was a loving, wonderful husband and father. He “lived” for his girls, Catie and Lily. He will be missed by his wife, Karen; daughters, Catie Swenson and Lily Swenson; step-father, Gervase Schmidt; siblings, Kay (Bob) Zwald, Kathy Tiggemann, Al Swenson; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Brian was preceded in death by his mother, Betty Schmidt and father, Delbert Swenson. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, February 21, 2020 at 11:00 at St. Bridget Catholic Church (211 E Division St.) in River Falls. Visitation was also Friday from 9-11 am at the church. Private interment will be at a later date. “Brian. These were the best 19 years of my life. I will forever cherish every minute I had with you. Until we meet again -Love eternally, Karen. “ Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Tina Shimko (Walgreens Pharmacy) Posted February 16, 2020 8:19 pm

    I am shocked and so sorry to hear about Brian. He was a joy to talk to and will be sorely missed!

  • VICKIE PRICE Posted February 18, 2020 1:46 pm

    Brian will be greatly missed! I loved when he called into the office because he was always such a character. His humor was original and the laugh contagious. Blessings and kind thoughts to family and friends during this sad time.

  • jamie paape Posted February 18, 2020 2:37 pm

    Brian was always laughing and joking when he called the office, he will be missed immensely. stay strong during this difficult time.

  • Jule Hudson Posted February 18, 2020 6:15 pm

    Brian was a big part of our family here at Boldt’s Plumbing & Heating and my right-hand man. We so miss his laughter and joking manner here in the office and we will be lost without him. We will always cherish his time with us and miss him dearly. Karen and girls, you are constantly in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Eloise & Randy Anding Posted February 18, 2020 6:45 pm

    Kay and family- we are sorry for the passing of your brother. May your happy memories bring you peace and comfort. you are in our thoughts and prayers.

  • Brad Joyce Ducklow Posted February 21, 2020 3:35 pm

    Brad and I are sending our Prayers ! Our Deepest Sympathy !!

  • Mary Shemon Posted February 21, 2020 3:54 pm

    So sorry to hear this he was a real nice guy

  • Brenda Grinnell Lee Posted February 21, 2020 8:11 pm

    I was in shock when I heard this. I just seen Brian where I work, Kwik Trip in Baldwin where he always stopped for coffee after work, we would always chat a little. Then to hear this was such a shock. My deepest sympathy to his family! He will be missed!
    To his sister Kathy, I asked him how you’ve been and chatted about you. I would love to get in contact with you! Again, so sorry for your loss

  • Trish Posted March 4, 2020 6:49 pm

    So sorry for your loss. I haven’t seen Brian in many many years but played volleyball with him in Woodville about 30 years ago.

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