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.


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Condolence & Memory Journal

To Jim's Family, My heartfelt Sympathy goes out to you all at this difficult time. I worked with Jim at Streaters. At one time he was my Forman. He was always friendly and easy to talk to. I used to run into him from time to time at Wal Mart and we would have a nice visit. May God be with you during the days ahead. Take care.

Posted by Rita Rehdantz - Glenville, MN - Friend   December 13, 2019

I WORKED WITH JIM MANY YEARS AT STREATERS. WE TALKED MANY HOURS ABOUT FAMILY AND MANY OTHER THINGS..MAY GOD BLESS HIS FAMILY, DIANE,MIKE AND JENNIFER...............FROM RICHARD "BIMBO" WERNER AND JANET...........I

Posted by Richard Werner - LAKE MARY, FL - Friend   December 11, 2019

To Jim's family - Jim was a friend and co-worker at Streater for many years and we had a good time and shared many stories about work and family during that time.
Hopefully, many happy memories will bring you comfort and peace during the coming holidays and new year to come.
Blessings to all.

Posted by Elaine Rooney - Bella Vista, AR - Friend   December 10, 2019

You are all in my thoughts and prayers. To live in the hearts of those we leave behind is to never die.

Posted by Al Batt - Hartland, MN - Acquaintance   December 10, 2019

Diane,Jenni and Michael,
I am so sorry to hear of his passing. Hugs and sending extra prayers your way at this very difficult time.

Posted by Monica Schutrop - New Richland, MN - Family Friend   December 09, 2019