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Dennis

Dennis Swenson

d. December 7, 2014

Moorhead, Iowa

Dennis Lee Swenson was born August 1, 1941, to George and Rachel (McHenry) Swenson in Ute, Iowa. Dennis' father died in July of 1942. Dennis' mother married Dean Davis in 1943. Dennis grew up in the Dunlap area and graduated from Dunlap High School in 1959. He attended a community college in Brookings, South Dakota. He then joined the U.S. Air Force and proudly served his country from 1960 ~ 1964. Dennis married Marie Paula Bosse on June 1, 1963. The couple was blessed with four children. Following his honorable discharge they returned to the Soldier area where they farmed, had dairy cows, did custom windrowing and artificial insemination for area farmers and he also worked at Tyson's Foods in Denison. Marie died on February 23, 1983. Dennis married Sharon Kae (Buffum) Leisinger on January 18, 1985. They lived in Moorhead and operated Swenson's Market and Summertime Drive Inn. Dennis also worked for Jordan Valley Telephone & Long Lines. He retired from Long Lines in 2007. Sharon died on June 21, 2011.

Dennis enjoyed going to the casino, gardening and traveling to Las Vegas. He also enjoyed landscaping projects in his yard, following the Iowa State Cyclones, golfing, playing cards, and watching the history and discovery channels.

Dennis died Sunday, December 7, 2014, at his home in Moorhead, Iowa at the age of 73 years, 4 months, and 6 days.

Dennis was preceded in death by his parents; step father, Dean Davis; and two wives. He is survived by four children, Mike (Jeanette) Swenson of Bellevue, NE, Rick (fiancée Darlene) Swenson of Sioux City, IA, Randy (Sandy) Swenson of Wichita, KS and Denise (Dean) Buske of Onawa, IA; three stepchildren, Lisa Winther and Brian Cave of Magnolia, IA, Teresa Leisinger of Lincoln, NE and Troy Leisinger of Omaha, NE; nine grandchildren; 12+ great grandchildren; faithful companion, Bo; two brothers, Edwin (Carol) Davis of Anthon, IA, Larry (Linda) Davis of Dunlap, IA; two sisters, Brenda (Jeff Clark) Stahlman of Stark, FL and Mary (Darin) Gebers of Holstein, IA; sister-in-law, Paulette (Dave) Roden of Pisgah, IA; and many other relatives and friends.

  • Visitation

    December 10, 2014
    2:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Fouts Funeral Home

    Hwy 30 & Court Streets
    Dunlap, IA
    (712) 647-2221

  • Family will receive friends

    December 10, 2014
    6:00 PM to 8:00 PM

    Fouts Funeral Home

    Hwy 30 & Court Streets
    Dunlap, IA
    (712) 647-2221

  • Prayer Service

    December 10, 2014
    7:30 PM

    Fouts Funeral Home

    Hwy 30 & Court Streets
    Dunlap, IA
    (712) 647-2221

  • Funeral Service

    December 11, 2014
    10:00 AM

    Bethesda Lutheran Church

    703 Pine Street
    Moorhead, IA

  • Burial

    December 11, 2014
    10:45 AM

    Pleasant Hill Cemetery

    Dunlap, IA

  • Luncheon

    December 11, 2014
    11:30 AM

    Moorhead Community Center

    100 Oak Street
    Moorhead, IA

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