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Mary Swenson

April 18, 1943 ~ February 24, 2019 (age 75)

Mary Swenson, age 75 of Hoffman, MN died Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Alomere Health, Alexandria, MN.

Mary Ellen was born April 18, 1943 in Aberdeen, Washington to Lester and Irene (Armstrong) Bland. She grew up and attended school in Oakville, graduating from Oakville High School. She moved to Salem, OR and worked at the Edgewater Café for the Petit family where she met her first husband. She was united in marriage to Everett Osborne in 1964. To this union five children were born. Mary & Everett were separated, and Mary was united in marriage to Delbert Fritz in 1969. To this union three children were born. Delbert passed away in February of 1992. She was united in marriage to Earl Swenson. Earl passed away in 2003. She was widowed for a couple of years before getting back together with Everett Osborne. Mary has been residing in Hoffman since 1992.

Mary enjoyed gardening, raising flowers, oil painting window drawings, and sketching. Mary was noted for her cooking abilities; her awesome piecrust, and her all around awesome family potato salad.

Mary is survived by her partner in crime, Everett Osborne of Hoffman; children Charlotte (Lloyd) Williams of Nelson, Everett (Dora) Osborne of Long Prairie, Cherry (Delbert Nelson) Osborne of Pequot Lakes, Ron Osborne of Brainerd, Danyelle (Gene) Bosl of Sauk Centre, Richard (Amanda) Fritz of Alexandria, Maxine (Randy Karl) Fritz of Osakis and Anna (Abdul) Mohammed of Osakis; 1 step-daughter, Amy Gilbert Price; 28 grandchildren; 6 great-grandchildren; 2 brothers Robert (Jean) Bland of Hydaburg, AK and Gary Bland of Oakville, WA.

She is preceded in death by her parents, 2 husbands, 3 brothers: Marion, Vernon and Allen, and a step-daughter, Eva Fritz.

Funeral Service: 2:00PM Thursday, February 28, 2019 at Erickson-Smith Funeral Home, Hoffman with visitation beginning at 12 o’clock noon.

Clergy: Dorothy Hedlin S.A.M.

Interment: Lincoln Lutheran Cemetery, Hoffman

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Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman is assisting the family with arrangements.

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