James Swenson

  • Born: February 5, 1949
  • Died: December 3, 2019
  • Location: Albert Lea, Minnesota

Bruss-Heitner Funeral Homes

255 2nd Ave SW
Wells, MN 56097

Tel. (507) 553-3124

Tribute & Message From The Family


James M. Swenson, age 70, of Albert Lea, MN died Tuesday, December 3, 2019 at his home in Albert Lea, MN. A Celebration of Life service will be held Thursday, December 12, 2019 at Bruss-Heitner Funeral Home in Wells at 4:00 PM with Pr. Kristi Mitchell officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home (3:00-4:00). Interment will be in Rosehill Cemetery in the Spring of 2020 with full military honors by the Wells Color Guard.
James Monroe was born February 5, 1949 in Albert Lea, Minnesota the son of Melford Hans and Arlene Marie (Allis) Swenson. Jim graduated from Alden High School in 1967, and served in the Vietnam War through the United States Army from 1969-1971. He dearly loved riding his Harley & 4 -wheeler. Jim enjoyed being outdoors and in nature, watching and feeding the birds and sitting around the campfire with friends. He loved tending to his garden. Jim worked at Streaters in Albert Lea for 38 years and then worked at Cybex for 10 years until his retirement.
He is survived by two children: daughter Jennifer Swenson (James Forbes) of Tennessee and her children, KhrystyAuhna & Ka'Leigha Swenson; Son: Michael Swenson of Austin, MN;
Children's mother Diane Vallejo of Albert Lea; his angel: Nancy Jacobs of Alden, MN;
1 sister, Marjean Jacobs of Alden, MN; along with many nieces, nephews and their families.
He is preceded in death by: his parents, sister Nordean (Edward) Weber, brother Richard (Judith) Swenson, brother-in-law Albert Jacobs.