Beverly Ann (Hunter) Swenson, 80, passed away peacefully on March 24, 2020 in Grantsburg.
Beverly graduated from Grantsburg High School where she was named homecoming queen her senior year. Beverly and one of her best high school friends, Carmen, were recognized with an award for heroism from the American Legion after saving a young man from drowning.
After graduation, Beverly married Eugene Swenson, and they moved to the Twin Cities. They eventually moved to Brooklyn Center where they made their home for many years. Beverly was very involved with her children and attended all of their school activities: football, basketball, baseball, softball, volleyball, tennis, and candy striping, and also volunteered for many school parties. Beverly was an engaged member of the school community and was voted “Super Fan” for her attendance at countless Anoka sports functions. She was the loudest cheerleader! Go, Tornadoes!!
Beverly was a “Lunch Lady” for years and went on to be a paraprofessional at Anoka High School. She dearly loved her students, and they loved her.
Beverly and Gene were also avid University of Minnesota football fans and held season tickets for many years. Quite possibly, the pre-game tailgating with family and friends was the most fun! Go, Gophers!!
Beverly and Gene enjoyed traveling and went on numerous trips to Sweden, Norway, Hawaii, Arizona, Colorado, Michigan, New York and Chicago. They especially enjoyed their trips to Branson, Missouri and snowmobiling trips with good friends and family.
After retirement, Beverly and Gene moved to their lake home on Wood Lake in Grantsburg. Many wonderful memories were made there with friends and family. Fishing, 4th of July parades, Christmases, Scandinavian food, pontoon rides around the lake, bonfires and roasted marshmallows, Scrabble, and competitive card games will never be forgotten and her love of her Boston Terriers, which were part of the family.
Eventually, Beverly moved to the Continuing Care Center in Burnett Hospital and was a resident there for nearly two years. She frequently commented about how nice everyone was. She really did enjoy her life there, even though her health continued to decline. We thank everyone for being so kind to Mom and to our family.
Beverly’s memory will be cherished by her loving husband of 62 years, Eugene Swenson; her children, Kim Hibbison, Derek Swenson, and Kristi (Steve) Brent; and her grandchildren, Ashley Hibbison, Joshua Hibbison, Andrew Brent, and Peter Brent. Beverly is pre-deceased by her parents, Richard and Opal Hunter, and her daughter, Karen Swenson.
Due to the health crisis, there will be no service at this time. A Memorial Service to Celebrate her life will be announced at a later date.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Swedberg-Taylor Funeral Home in Grantsburg. Online condolences may be expressed at www.swedberg-taylor.com.