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Swenson, Gary L.

Swenson, Gary L.

November 2, 1936 — October 18, 2021

Gary Leon Swenson, 84, of Liberty, MO, passed away October 18, 2021, at Norterre of Liberty with loved ones at his side.

Gary was born November 2, 1936, in Ames, KS, the eldest of two children of Harold Peter and Evelyn Vernie (Morgan) Swenson. Gary was preceded in death by his parents and a nephew. He graduated from Concordia (KS) High School and received his Bachelor's degree in Feed Technology from Kansas State University at Manhattan.

Gary was united in marriage to Dolores Joann Wilken on June 26, 1960 in Leoti, KS. They moved from Atlantic, Iowa to Liberty, MO in 1987 where Gary went to work for Farmland Industries in Animal Health Products Purchasing. He retired in 2006.

Gary was a member of Liberty United Methodist Church and United Methodist Men. He was a member of the Lions Club for more than six decades and served as Treasurer of Liberty Lions for 25 years. He was a member of the Fellowship of the Concerned and volunteered at the Northland Shepherd's Center.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Dolores; children, Mark Swenson (Paula), Brad Swenson (Lynn) and Tami Swenson (David Hofmann); grandchildren, Travis Swenson (Kelci), Sarah Ford (Patrick), Jacob Swenson and Andrew Swenson; great grandchildren, Soren, Alera and Elena; sister, Linda Sobba (Harold); three nephews and their families, as well as other family members and many friends.

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am, on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Liberty United Methodist Church (Sunset Campus), 1001 Sunset, Liberty, MO 64068. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Liberty United Methodist Church, the Liberty Lions Club or to the Northland Shepherd's Center.

Service Information

Visitation will begin at 10:00 am, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 am, on Saturday, October 30, 2021, at Liberty United Methodist Church (Sunset Campus), 1001 Sunset, Liberty, MO 64068. In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Liberty United Methodist Church, the Liberty Lions Club or to the Northland Shepherd’s Center.

Swenson, Gary L.'s Guestbook

Dolores, Mark and Family, Peace be with you in this time of sadness.

Jeremey Vortherms

So saddened by Gary’s passing. He was always so kind to the younger cousins and we looked up to him so. I remember Uncle Harold talking to my Dad about how proud he was of Gary, about how good a father he was. I am sending my sympathies and prayers to you all now. Mary

Mary Jones

Dolores and family, We wish to extend our condolences to all of you. We so much enjoyed the contacts that we had with Gary and your entire family over the years. He was a good solid Christian whose influence will be seen and felt throughout the years. At this time we pray for Comfort now, Peace soon, and Loving Memorial Forever!

Nedra & Rich Perry

Very sorry to hear of Gary’s passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with the entire Swenson family.

Matt Trewet

We were so sorry to here about Gary. We lost touch with the church group since we have been unable to attend because of health issues. I'm sure we were in "Dinner for Eight" several years ago. Prayers for the entire family. A great loss!

Glenn &Maxine Liechti

To Dolores and family, It saddens me that I did not get to talk with Gary before his passing. Our association after college was limited but was always memorable! Of the group of eight that were high school friends, only two remain. The funeral for Gary Lapo was last Saturday. Being a relative, Gary and I always had a connection and was the impetus for us being roommates our freshman year at K-State, but the most valued memory was being his best man at your wedding. I apologize for not being able to attend Gary's service but have not regained driving privileges because of seizures from a covid vaccination. Please accept my heartfelt sympathy for your loss. Charles B. Johnson

Charles B. Johnson

So sorry to hear about Gary‘s passing. Although I did not know Gary as well as Linda, he was part of the family. Keith and I had a nice visit with Gary at Loren Swenson’s birthday party at Royal’s Stadium. So sorry for your loss! Anita

Keith and Anita Jackson Sherwood

I’m so sorry- praying for the presence of Jesus to give you His comfort, strength, and peace. With Christ’s love, Tracy Auerbach

Tracy Auerbach

Dear Dolores and family, My heart grieves today as I read of Gary's passing. Gary was not only my second-cousin but a fellow 4-H'er where we shared experiences with his parents as our leaders. When I entered K-State as a freshman he invited me to be part of the House of Williams and we were roommates. There were many a night when he came into our room late after a "hot date". Love, Gene

Gene Koester

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