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Joyce M. (Abrahamson) Swanson

January 9, 1941 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 82) 82 Years Old

Joyce Swanson Obituary

Joyce Margaret Swanson, 82, of Cambridge passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2023 at Ecumen in North Branch.

She was born January 9, 1941 in Minneapolis, Minnesota to Robert and Ethel (Olson) Abrahamson. Joyce grew up on the family farm in Isanti County, attended country school and graduated from Cambridge High School in in 1959.

On July 18, 1959 she was united in marriage to Robert Swanson at Faith Lutheran Church in Isanti.  They raised three sons, living in the Anoka and Isanti County area.

She was a longtime member of Constance Evangelical Free Church where she was active as Sunday School teacher and superintendent, youth group leader, a greeter, and was involved with the choir and worship team.  Music was a large part of Joyce’s life; she, along with her sisters Delores and Mary sang together as the Abrahamson Sisters since the early 1960’s.  Joyce even wrote some of songs that they performed.

 Joyce had an extreme passion for animals, which was learned as young girl growing up on the farm.

 Besides her parents, she was preceded in death by her brother Vern Abrahamson, and sister Delores Oslund.

Joyce is survived by her husband Bob, sons Tony Swanson, Jeff (Jane) Swanson all of Cambridge, Jim (Heidi) Swanson of Grasston, three grandchildren Anna, Amber and Christian Swanson, sister Mary Falk of Cambridge, many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

Private Graveside Service will be held at Fridsborg Cemetery.  A Memorial Service will be held in January.  Details will be posted when available.

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Private Committal

Fridsborg Cemetery
Anoka County
East Bethel, MN -


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