Gloria Jean Swanson`

Gloria Jean Swanson`

  • Funeral Date: 9/24/16
  • Funeral Time: 11:00 am
  • Date of Birth: 12/27/45
  • Date of Death: 9/19/16
  • Funeral Location: Bierman Funeral Home

Gloria Swanson, age 70 of Minnetonka and formerly of Northfield, passed away peacefully at her home in Minnetonka Sunday September 18th, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Gloria Jean (Amy) Swanson was born December 27, 1945 in Preston, MN daughter of Lon and Carol (Woodle) Amy. After moving several times throughout her childhood, Gloria graduated from Northfield High School in 1964. The following year, Gloria married her high school sweetheart, Danny Swanson of Dundas on December 30, 1965. Gloria and Danny moved to California and then South Carolina during Danny’s time in the service, returning to Minnetonka in 1970. In 1976, the couple moved to Spring Texas and operated a construction business with Sister Juanita and Husband Harold until 1985. They again returned to Minnesota, and then Minnetonka where they made their home. Besides being a full time homemaker, Gloria worked several jobs over the years including Powers Department Store, Honeywell and DLS Die Cutting. Gloria’s love for gardening and cooking for family and friends was a constant source of joy. Gloria’s family was always a top priority in her life, spending time with her children, grandchildren, siblings, nieces and nephews whenever possible. She especially enjoyed the visits to her brother Loren’s Farm in Dennison, day trips in the countryside and spending time with husband Danny of 50 years.

Gloria is survived by her husband Daniel of 50 years, daughters Wanda (Dan) Crews of Crystal, Mychelle (Ryan) Jones of Eagan, 4 Grandchildren, Sister Juanita (Harold) Hansen of Pine City, Brothers Gaylon Amy and Family Friend Sue Wood of Chatfield and Erwin (Pat) Amy of Carver, Sister-in-Laws Phyllis Amy of Chatfield, Ellen Amy of Dennison and brother-in-law Sonny (Francis) Eischen of Minnetonka. Gloria was preceded in death by her parents, four brothers, Curtis, Keith, Loren and Allen Amy and sister Maxine Eischen.

A Celebration of Gloria’s life will be held Saturday, September 24th at the Bierman Funeral Home in Northfield at 11 AM, with visitation one hour prior to the service. Burial will be at Prairie Creek Cemetery, rural Dennison, with lunch following at Fireside Lounge & Supper Club in Dennison.

Arrangements by the Bierman Funeral Home of Northfield.

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  1. Danny, Wanda, Mychelle and families,
    Please know that you are all in our thoughts and prayers.
    Gloria’s love for you all was so strong and obvious to everyone around her.
    Carry her memories close to your heart.
    Love, Dale, Sonja and family