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Leonard Swanson, 96

Posted January 19, 2015 at 7:01 pm

Leonard Swanson, 96, of West Akron, South Dakota passed away Friday, January 16, 2015 at Prairie Estates Care Center in Elk Point, South Dakota.

Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015 at Union Creek Lutheran Church, rural Akron. Reverend Carla Nelson will officiate. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2015, with the family present from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., all at Carlsen Funeral Home – Schroeder Chapel in Akron. Visitation will resume from 10:00 a.m. until service time on Thursday at the church. Expressions of sympathy can be extended to the family through www.carlsenfuneralhome.com.

Leonard Alfred Swanson was born November 20, 1918 on the family farm in Union County,

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