Swanson, Donel Gustavus
March 7, 1931 – February 25, 2013
Age 81, of Minneapolis, MN. Also known as Don Swani, age 81, died on February 25th, 2013 at Our Lady of Peace Home in St. Paul. Mr. Swanson is survived by eight of his children, Kathryn, Virginia, James, Elizabeth, Barbara, Amy, Robert and Angela. He also leaves behind sixteen grandchildren and three great- grandchildren. Sadly, Don was preceded in death by his daughter, Deborah and his sons, Gregory and Thomas. Don served in the Army and received the Purple Heart, as well as a battlefield promotion to Second Lieutenant. Don’s multiple careers in music, the Post Office and his Christian ministry were all characterized by his single- minded focus and constant pursuit and delight of excellence. Services will be held this Saturday, 3/02/2013 at 11:30 am at the Fort Snelling Chapel with visitation beginning at 10:30 am. Mr. Swanson will be interred at the Lakewood Cemetery.