Adolph Donald "Don" Swenson
June 26, 1929 ~ March 24, 2021
Adolph Donald (Don) Swenson, age 91, of Alta Vista, IA died of natural causes March 24, 2021, at Colonial Manor in Elma, Iowa. He had been fully vaccinated and had lived through the pandemic. A private visitation will be held at Conway & Markham Funeral Home and burial at Union Cemetery in Alta Vista, IA for the immediate family. Online condolences may be left at www.conway-markhamfh.com. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Colonial Manor in Elma, Iowa. Adolph Donald (Don) Swenson was born June 26, 1929. He was the fourth of five boys who grew up in Saude, Iowa, near the Little Turkey River. Don married Lorraine Joachim on June 2,1948. For over 50 years, they lived and farmed near Alta Vista, Iowa on the family’s century farm. Don also worked as a bus driver for the New Hampton Community Schools. They were active at the Zion Lutheran Church and were excellent Pinochle players. Lorraine preceded Don in death after 69 years of marriage. Don is survived by his three children and their spouses: Ruth (Wilbur) Woods of Bucyrus, MO, Doris (Roger) Swanson of Canton, MI and Glenn (Karna) Swenson of Minneapolis, MN; 12 grandchildren Daniel (Emily) Woods, Michael Woods, Jeffrey (Janice) Baygents, Denise Barnett, Christopher (Christine) Swanson, Carrie (Michael Furgerson) Swanson, Casey (Amanda) Swanson, Scott (Amanda) Swenson, Matthew (Caitlin) Swenson, Dade (Emily Snavely) Colberg, lan McBrayer, Ellis McBrayer; 12 great-grandchildren, Alexandra, Charles, Abbey, Cody, Kyleigh, Carter, Eli, Ashley, Bennett, Andrew, Hailey and Caleb; one brother, Joseph (Joe) (Barbara)Swenson and numerous nephews and nieces. Don is preceded in death by his parents Adolph and Malla Swenson and brothers Alfred, Harold and Carl.