Marion Swenson

Nov. 9, 1933-March 21, 2019

Marion Swenson, 86,

Bismarck, formerly of

Bowbells, ND, died Satur-

day at Sanford Health.

Marion Jeanette Swen-

son was born November

9, 1933 to Louie and Carol

(Thompson) Peterson on

the family farm.

Marion attended school

in Woburn and Coteau.

She learned her work eth-

ics, and her way around

the kitchen at an early

age. She met Donald

Swenson while working

as a waitress in Flaxton.

They were married on Oc-

tober 27, 1953. They lived

in Flaxton, Crosby and

settled in Bowbells where

they raised their family.

Marion worked various

jobs before being offered

the head cook at the

Bowbells School the fall

of 1975. It was there she

found her niche and

creativity in the kitchen.

She loved a challenge and

would also cater banquets

and weddings. She had

the bragging rights of her

kids, grandkids and

great-grand kids, even the

students of BHS. After 28

years, Marion retired from

the Bowbells School in

2003. Marion resided at

Maple View in Bismarck.

Those sharing her life:

Son-in-law Gary Berland

and family Tera and Matt

Buckley and their chil-

dren Keegan and Tianna,

Daughter Deb and hus-

band Tom Dignan and

family Robin and Travis

Ranum and Kaidyn and

Gavin; Riley and Michelle

Dignan and their children

Leah and Ally; Daughter

Michelle and husband

John and their children

Olivia and Ian.

Preceded in death by:

Her husband of 52 years,

Donald, Parents, Louie

and Carol Peterson,

Daughter, Donna Berland,

Son, Terry Swenson, Sis-

ters, Joyce Matte and

Loraine Matte.

Funeral Service: In

light of the latest develop-ments surrounding the

Coronavirus and gather-

ings, Marion’s family will

celebrate her life with a

private family Wednes-

day, March 25, 2020 at 11

am at Thompson-Larson

Funeral Home Chapel,

Minot. Please view online



Burial: A public grave-

side service will take

place on July 11, 2020 at

11 am at the Bowbells

Cemetery, Bowbells, ND.

Memorials may be

given in Marion’s memory

to the Bowbells Public

School backpack program.

Thompson-Larson Fun-

eral Home, Minot