Lynos Keith Swanson, age 80, passed away peacefully, with his family by his side, on Sunday, July 29, 2018 at Edgewood Memory Care in East Grand Forks, MN.
Lynos was born on October 3, 1937 to Inez (Myhre) and Ed Swanson. He was raised in Lawton, ND. He attended Lawton High School, graduating in 1955. He then served in the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. He was united in marriage to Margaret Alfredson on November 29, 1961. Together they had 4 children. In 1963, he started farming in the Lawton, ND area. He was an active member of the community serving as President of the Farmers Union Oil Company for many years and was a member of Lawton Lutheran Church. He was an inventor and passionate about farming for many years as farmers never truly retire. In 2003, Lynos and Margaret moved to Lakota, ND. In his later years, he enjoyed driving around and inspecting the crops. In the last few years, he struggled with traumatic brain injury dementia resulting from a farm accident in 1987.
He is survived by his wife, Margaret; daughters, Kari (Brian) Perreault of East Grand Forks, MN & Susan (Terry) Blagsvedt of Rushford, MN; sons, Keith (Sue) Swanson of Grand Forks, ND & Steven (Brenna) Swanson of Lawton, ND; 9 grandchildren, Luke Perreault, Jenna (Jack) Bixler, Taylor Thompson (finance’ Matt Broman), Nicole Blagsvedt, Brenden and Nicholas Swanson, Jalynn, Levi, and Mya Swanson; brother, Andy (Gail) Swanson; sister-in-law, Delores Johnson; and many nieces and nephews.
Lynos was preceded in death by his parents, Ed Swanson and Inez Hjelmstad; stepfather, Thor Hjelmstad; brother, Clint Swanson; sister and brother-in-law, Elaine & Clayton Lichtenbarger; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Norman & Mary Alfredson; brother-in-law, Gordon Johnson; and niece, Kristi Christianson.
The Funeral Service will be held at Lawton Lutheran Church, Lawton, ND, on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in the Lawton Cemetery. Visitation will be held at the Aaker Funeral Home of Lakota on Friday, beginning at 5:00 p.m. with a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue at the church on Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service.