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Dorothy Wilma Swanson

July 16, 1924 - March 1, 2012

Obituary


Dorothy W. Swanson, age 87, of Hayward, WI passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Waters Edge Care Center in Hayward, WI.
Dorothy Wilma Kumpula was born on July 16, 1924 in Negaunee, Michigan, the daughter of Henry and Olga (Jouppi) Kumpula. After graduating from Ishpeming High School, she worked as a machinist during World War II in Detroit, MI where she met her future husband Robert Swanson. They were joined in marriage on July 23, 1944 in Ishpeming, MI. Dorothy loved to cook and, like a true "Yooper", one of her specialties was...

Dorothy W. Swanson, age 87, of Hayward, WI passed away on Thursday, March 1, 2012 at Waters Edge Care Center in Hayward, WI.
Dorothy Wilma Kumpula was born on July 16, 1924 in Negaunee, Michigan, the daughter of Henry and Olga (Jouppi) Kumpula. After graduating from Ishpeming High School, she worked as a machinist during World War II in Detroit, MI where she met her future husband Robert Swanson. They were joined in marriage on July 23, 1944 in Ishpeming, MI. Dorothy loved to cook and, like a true "Yooper", one of her specialties was pasties. Another family favorite was her chocolate cake with its special frosting. Dorothy was a member of First Lutheran Church in Hayward and her faith, as well as her family, were always very important to her.
Dorothy is survived by her five children, Robert R. Swanson Jr. of Carlsbad, NM, John W. (Linda) Swanson of Hayward, WI, Rolf R. Swanson of Marquette, MI, Donald E. (Mary) Swanson of Green Bay, WI, and Anne Marie (Brett) Danielson of Hayward, WI; twelve grandchildren; ten great grandchildren; two great great grandchildren; and one sister, Leona (Gordon) Carlson of Negaunee, MI.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Robert; one brother, Vernon Kumpula; one son, Rollin Swanson; and two great grandsons Dane and Drew Schlapper.
Memorials may be directed to
First Lutheran Church, PO Box 346, Hayward, WI 54843.