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SWENSON, Wallace R., age 88

Died: Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Hope Lutheran Church with Pastor Mary Erickson officiating

Visitation: 5:00-7:00 p.m. on Thursday at Evergreen Funeral Home

Interment: Levis Cemetery, Town of Garfield, Jackson County, Wisconsin


Wallace "Wally" R. Swenson, 88, of Eau Claire, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 22, 2018 at his beloved home on the hill in the Town of Seymour.

Wally was born on July 25, 1929 to the late Rueben and Clara (Olson) Swenson in Jackson County, the Town of Garfield where he grew up and graduated from Osseo High School.

From 1950-54, he proudly served our county in the U.S. Navy aboard the USS Boeding Strait CVE during the Korean Conflict. After his discharge from the Navy, Wally worked at Uniroyal until his retirement in 1991. On April 23, 1955 he married Velda (Polhamus) Peterson. He was a member of Eau Claire VFW Post 305, BCCA, Sherwood Foresters Snowmobile Club and Hope Lutheran Church. Wally was proud of his large beer can collection and other brewery collectables.

He is survived by his wife of 63 years, Velda;daughters, Tanis (Bob) McBride & Susan (Tom) Smith; son, Dan (Marilyn) Peterson; six grandchildren; several great grandchildren; brother, Alan (Faye) Swenson; nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

Wally was preceded in death by his brother, Roger.

The family would like to thank Dr. Steven Weiss, nurse Nancy and Mayo Hospice for their quality care.

Funeral Service will be held 10:00 a.m. on Friday, May 25, 2018 at Hope Lutheran Church (Corner of Starr Avenue and Eddy Lane) in Eau Claire with Pastor Mary Erickson officiating. Visitation will be on Thursday from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Evergreen Funeral Home (off Golf Road one block east of Hwy 93). Interment will be in Levis Cemetery in the Town of Garfield, Jackson County, Wisconsin. Evergreen Funeral Home is serving the family.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorials to Levis Cemetery, Eau Claire County Humane Society or Hope Lutheran Church.

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