Carl Swanson, age 85, of Appleton, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at St. Elizabeth Hospital.
He was born on September 18, 1929 in Ladysmith, to the late Carl and Margaret (Schanke) Swanson. Carl served his country in the U.S. Navy from 1950 until 1954. On September 4, 1954, he married Doris Feuerstein at St. Therese Catholic Church in Appleton. Carl worked on the Soo Line Railroad for thirteen years as a signalman and then was employed at Northwest Repair as an electrician. Doris and Carl owned and operated Swanson Distributors for ten years until his retirement. He was an avid Packer, Brewer, and Badger fan. Carl enjoyed playing nickels, woodturning, staying busy as Mr. Fixer and repairing all of the family's projects. The family looked forward to their time at the cottage that Doris and Carl build together on Loon Lake.
Carl is survived by his loving wife of 60 years, Doris Swanson; children Bruce (Donna) Swanson and Barb (Chuck) Rohloff; grandchildren Curt (Stacy) Swanson, Christopher Swanson and Emily Swanson; great grandchildren Olivia, Ian, and Noah Swanson; sister Marian Hamm and brother-in-law Russell Feuerstein. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Carl was preceded in death by his brother Richard (Audrey) Swanson, niece Mary Swanson, brother-in-law Walter Hamm, father and mother-in-law Ray and Malinda Feuerstein, and sisters-in-law Marie Feuerstein and Lois Theiss.
The funeral service for Carl will be held at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 6, 2015 at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME downtown chapel. Fr. Bill Swichtenberg will be officiating. Entombment will take place at Highland Memorial Park. A time of visitation will be held on Friday from 4:00 pm until the time of service.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Arthritis Foundation or charity of your choice. Online condolences can be offered at www.wichmannfargo.com.