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Doretta Swenson

January 12, 1929 — August 3, 2023

Langdon, ND


Doretta Swenson, 94, of Langdon, ND, passed away Thursday, August 3, 2023, at Maple Manor Care Center in Langdon.

Doretta Schneider was born January 12, 1929, in Langdon, ND, to Walter and Helena (Fischer) Schneider. She graduated from St. Alphonsus in 1947 and continued her education at Valley City Teachers College. Doretta married Orin Swenson on August 5, 1950, in Mt. Carmel, ND. They lived in the Langdon area and raised their 6 children. She worked at the Langdon Clinic, State Farm Insurance, and the Bread Pan Bakery until retiring.

Doretta enjoyed crocheting, playing cards and Yahtzee, and doing word finds. She was an excellent seamstress and a wonderful cook with her family’s favorites being her cabbage rolls and peanut butter bars. She also looked forward to spending time with her children and grandchildren. She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon.

Surviving Doretta are her children: Jim (Deanna) of Langdon, ND, Bob (Arlene) of Perth, ND, Jerry (Phyllis) of Bennett, CO, Kevin (Carolyn) of Cavalier, ND, and Patty (Floyd) Clark of Walhalla, ND; special family friend Lanny (JoAnne) Peterson of Park River, ND; grandchildren: Lisa (Scott) Lloyd, Chad (Jeri) Swenson, Kris (Chris) Quam, Bryce Swenson, Jeremy (Tiffany) Swenson, Jessica (Evan) Swenson, Ashley (Andrew) Danielson, Jamie (Jeremy) Blodgett; nine step-grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sisters: Marjorie Schneider, Helen Oestreich, Shirley Bengtson; along with many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Orin, son Terry, brother Donald, sisters Betty and Mary, mother & father-in-law Fannie & George Swenson.

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 8, 2023, at St. Alphonsus Church in Langdon, ND. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. on Monday, August 7, 2023, at Brooks Funeral Home in Langdon. Burial will be at Lebanon Cemetery in Langdon.

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Monday, August 7, 2023

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

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Mass of Christian Burial

Tuesday, August 8, 2023

Starts at 2:00 pm (Central time)

St. Alphonsus Catholic Church (Langdon, ND)

209 10th Ave, Langdon, ND 58249

Burial to follow at Lebanon Cemetery in Langdon.

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