Theresa L. “Bonnie” Swanson

Theresa L. “Bonnie” Swanson


ALPHA: A Celebration of Life Service for Theresa L. “Bonnie” Swanson, 82, of Alpha, Minnesota, will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday June 11, 2022 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alpha, Minnesota with Pastor Rick Bremseth officiating.


Bonnie was called to her eternal rest on Wednesday morning, May 25, 2022 at Goldfinch Estates in Fairmont, Minnesota. Visitation with Bonnie’s family will be from 10:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the Church.


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Theresa LaVonne Ambrose was born on November 14, 1939 to Frank and Anna (Skalsky) Ambrose in Jackson, Minnesota. She received her education in Jackson School graduating with the class of 1958. In 1963, Bonnie began her long career at the Good Samaritan Center in Jackson, Minnesota working as Certified Nursing Assistant. Bonnie worked there as a CNA for 57 years retiring in 2020. She was very proud of this. On January 9, 1965 she was united in marriage to Eugene “Gene” Swanson at Trinity Lutheran Church in Alpha, Minnesota. After their marriage they lived in Alpha where Bonnie took care of the lawn, her flowers and her family, especially her mother. She enjoyed spending time with her two grandsons and decorating her home.


She is survived by her husband, Eugene “Gene” Swanson of Alpha, Minnesota; son, Mike (Becky) Swanson of Mankato, Minnesota; two grandsons, Tyler and Jacob Swanson; brothers, Frank (Mary) Ambrose of Windom, Minnesota and Tom (Mary) Ambrose of McKinney, Texas; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Bill and Dianne Swanson of rural Alpha, Minnesota; nieces and nephews and other relatives.


Bonnie was preceded in death by her parents, sister, Harriet Clark, brother-in-law, Jim Clark; nieces, Jean Turner and Gail Dunker and other relatives.