Shirley A. Swenson, Janesville/Edgerton, WI (1932-2014)
July 26, 1932 - June 7, 2014
Shirley A. Swenson, age 81, of Janesville/Edgerton, passed away Saturday, June 7, 2014, at Rock Haven Nursing Home, with her family by her side. She was born July 26, 1932, in Edgerton, the daughter of the late William and Thresa (Feggestad) Kleimenhagen. Shirley graduated from Edgerton High School in 1950. She went to work for a short time in Rockford, before coming back to Janesville, to work at Parker Pen. She married Kenneth "Swede" Swenson Sept. 11, 1954, at Central Lutheran Church, Edgerton. Shirley worked at IKI, Accudyne and Edgerton Reporter for many years. She was an avid Packer and Brewer fan. Shirley enjoyed many bus trips with Arlette Hart, her friend and casino trip pal. She also enjoyed trips taken with Betty Kleimenhagen, June Yeske, and her daughter, Sally. Shirley was a great cook, like her mother. She could do any kind of craft project and do it well. She enjoyed sharing her craft projects with family and friends.
Shirley is survived by her children: Sally Gregoire, a nursing supervisor at Rock Haven Nursing Home; Kirk L. (Betsy) Swenson, retired from General Motors; Brad A. (Janice) Swenson, service advisor at Mark Miller Subaru in Salt Lake City; Michael K. Swenson, owner of Converting Solutions Business in Kenosha; one brother: Roger (Betty) Kleimenhagen of Edgerton; grandchildren: Bryan Isensee, Kevin (Ashley) Isensee, Dylan Swenson, Conor Swenson; great-grandchildren: Keegan and Rylee Ann Isensee; and two nieces and one nephew. She was preceded in death by her parents; nephew, Chris Kleimenhagen; a special aunt, Clara (Kepp) Feggestad and many uncles; and her ex-husband, Kenneth "Swede" Swenson.
According to Shirley's wishes there will be no memorial service at this time. Private family burial will take place in Jenson Cemetery.
Thank you to Oncology nurses, staff and Dr Shekani at Mercy Hospital, and Rock Haven staff, nurses and CNA's.
Albrecht Funeral Homes & Cremation Services, Edgerton
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