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Dean L. Swanson

Dean L. Swanson

Dean L. Swanson,age 90, of Apple Valley, formerly of Hamel and Crosslake, passed away April 11, 2017. Preceded in death by first wife, Ramona (Schmidt) Swanson; brother, Wayne. Survived by wife, Julene; sons, Richard (Anne) Swanson and Robert Swanson; daughter, Shelley Scholtes; 6 step-children; 14 grandchildren; 7 great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Dean was employed with the USPS for over 32 years, was Postmaster in Hamel and Excelsior for 23 years, and was past president of NAPUS. He lived in Crosslake for over 30 years, where he served for many years on the Crosslake City Council. Funeral was held Tuesday, April 18 at Normandale Lutheran Church, in Edina. Private interment Fort Snelling. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred. Arrangements by

Gearty-Delmore Funeral Chapels of Plymouth, MN (, 763-553-1411).