Stoughton / Finley - William "Bill" "Swannie" E. Swenson, died at home on Monday, December 4, 2017. He was born on December 29, 1934 to Oscar Sr. and Marie (Offerdahl) Swenson, one of 12 children. He married Joan Olson on December 23, 1961 at St. John's Lutheran Church Edgerton, Wisconsin.
Bill worked at Armour Condensory for many years, later worked construction for Greg Nono, Findorff, and Icki Construction. His home away from home was at his cabin that he remodeled in Finley, WI. He loved the outdoors, hunting, cutting wood, riding 4 wheelers, drinking beer, NASCAR Sundays, and spending time with his Finley Family, who he loved dearly.
He is survived by his wife of 55 years, Joan; daughters, Trudi (Greg) Sundby, Mitsy (Dale) Endres; 4 grandchildren, who were his pride and joy whom he loved dearly and was so proud of them. Tyler and Ashlee Endres, Tiamarie and Noah Sundby.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar and Marie Swenson; and two infant children Susan Marie (1961) and David William (1962); father and mother in-law Elmer and Thea (Thorson) Olson.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, December 9, 2017 at Cress Funeral Home, 206 W. Prospect St., Stoughton, with Rev. Jerry Tews presiding. Visitation will be held from 10 a.m until the time of services on Saturday. Bill will be laid to rest at Riverside Cemetery in Stoughton. Family and friends are invited to a meal following the services at the Stoughton VFW Post 328.
Dad lived his life to the fullest and the way he wanted to. Family was his life, his everything.
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