Donald Karl Swenson

April 21, 2020

Donald Karl Swenson, age 71, of Greenfield, Missouri, passed April 6, 2020 at his home in Greenfield. He was born on January 29, 1949 to Warren and Ruth Swenson (Ostrom) in Elgin, Illinois.

Don graduated from Bradley College in Peoria, Illinois, earning a degree in Industrial Engineering. Don had a successful career creating patents and received an inventors award. He served as an active member of SMTA for most of his career and at peak was president of the Heartland Chapter. His passion in life was fishing and he loved his “Missouri sanctuary.” He was also sentimental and loved his family very much.

Don is survived by his children Sherry Baketz of Oswego, Illinois; Angie Holden of Arlington, Washinton; and Trevor Swenson of Sault Ste. Marie, Canada; nine grandchildren and six great grandchildren; siblings Caroline Miller and Richard Swenson of Menomonie, Wisconsin; Amy Swenson-Tiano of Toronto, Canada; and his step mother, Karen Swenson of St Charles, Illinois.

A small service was held among his children and some close friends at Stockton Lake on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. On-line condolences may be shared at the memorial page of Don Swenson.

Please think of Don whenever you catch a Walleye.