Norvin "Red" L. Swager

Born: Wed., Dec. 16, 1931
Died: Wed., Oct. 25, 2017


Visitation

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM, Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Location: Moe Lutheran Church


Funeral Service

3:00 PM Mon., Oct. 30, 2017
Location: Moe Lutheran Church


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Norvin “Red” Swager, age 85 of Clear Lake, WI, passed away on Wednesday, October 25th 2017 at the Golden Age Manor Nursing Home in Amery, WI
 
Norvin LeRoy “Red” Swager was born on December 16, 1931 in Clayton, WI,  the son of Hugh and Evelyn Swager.  He grew up in a family of nine children (Harvey, Ethelyn, Phyliss, Norris, Red, Gary, Shirley, Larry, and Ronnie).  Red met the love of his life, Delores "Dee" Kennetz when his family moved to Clear Lake, WI. Red attended Clear Lake High School where he played football, baseball, and basketball.  Red and Dee graduated in 1950 and were married on February 11, 1951 at the Swedish Congregational Church in Clear Lake.  To this union four children were born, Gary, Craig, Karen & Carmen.   After high school, Red worked at Honeywell in Minneapolis for 18 years and was active in the Honeywell Union, Local 1145.   After he left Honeywell,  Red joined his brother, Norris in the Swager Bros. Construction Co. in Stillwater, MN.  Throughout his years as a resident of MN, Red was  active in politics, community service, and his church.   Red and Dee moved back to their hometown of Clear Lake, WI where they remained active in real estate and development until his death.  In his spare time, Red enjoyed traveling with his wife and deer hunting with his sons and friends.
 
He is preceded in death by his parents; Hugh & Evelyn Swager; brothers, Harvey, Norris, Gary, and Larry and sisters, Ethelyn and Phyliss.
 
Survived by
Wife  -  Delores “Dee” Swager  -  Clear Lake, WI
 
Sons and Daughters
Gary Swager  -   Stillwater, MN
Craig (Richard) Swager   -  Maplewood, MN
Karen Swager  -  St. Paul, MN
Carmen (Lorraine)  -  San Francisco, CA
 
Grandchildren
Heather (Mike) Hara  -    Woodbury, MN
Dustin (Nikki) Swager - San Diego, CA
 
Great-Grandchild  -  Taylor Hara
 
Relatives, Family & Friends
  
Funeral Service at 3 pm on Monday, October 30, 2017 at Moe Lutheran Cemetery  in Clear Lake, WI
 
Visitation one hour before the service at Moe Church on Monday
  
Clergy  -  Pastor Margaret Grant              Music  -  Bev Moll
  
Casketbearers  -  Tom Corman, Mike Hara, Richard Pettey, Brad Swager, David Swager, & Curt Warren
  
Interment  -  Moe Lutheran Cemetery  -  451 30th Street,  Clear Lake,  Wisconsin
 
Scheuermann  Funeral Home & Cremation Services  -  Clear Lake, WI
www.clearlakefuneralhome.com
 

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Suska Bentz
   Posted Fri October 27, 2017

PREMIUM FRUIT AND GOURMET BASKET was sent by Suska Bentz and Liza Simms.

We are so sorry for your loss!! Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Love and blessings, Suska and Liza


Peter Iversen
   Posted Sun October 29, 2017
Red was a Real leader as President of Local 1145 he was the leader of 13000 members and gave people like myself an opportunity to follow his footsteps as a leader,What a guy,we will not see the likes of him as a leader of men .fortunately I was able to tell him how important he was to the organization and myself years ago and thank him personally. He was a great person,able to motivate others for the common good.Pete Iversen Eden Prairie.8002 Island rd.55347. My thoughts and prayers go to the family

Barry McKee Sr.
   Posted Wed November 01, 2017
Red was probably my favorite client. He was a creative, intelligent, and sometimes stubborn man who is now in a better place

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