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Roxanne M. Swanberg

Roxanne M. Swanberg, age 50 of Brainerd, died suddenly in a car accident on Oct. 3, 2011.  

Roxanne was born in Henning to Marlyn and Eloise (Downing) Jensen. She grew up in Henning, where she met the love of her life, Michael Swanberg. Mike and Roxanne dated in high school and were married, July 18, 1981. Together they have a son, Travis. 

She worked for a local propane company in Pequot Lakes for 25 years. Roxanne was the office manager at Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home for the last year and a half. She also worked part-time at Herberger’s.

Roxanne was a kind and sincere spirit. She never had a bad word to say about anyone. She loved to host parties, decorate for every occasion, cooking, baking and 80s concerts. She was a “chatter” and would do anything for anyone. Her family and friends meant the world to Roxanne, and Travis was her absolute pride and joy. Our world will never be the same without her. 

Roxanne is survived by her husband, Mike of Brainerd; son, Travis (Kirsten Southard) of Marshfield, Wis.: mother; Eloise Jensen of Henning; sister, Carrie (Tim) Nyberg of Fergus Falls; brother, Craig of Henning; brother-in-laws, Greg (Beth) Swanberg of Battle Lake and Steve (Rachel) Swanberg of Alexandria; sister-in-law, Laurie (Barry) Shaw of Henning; nieces, Angela (Kevin) Taaffe, Amber (Zane Gallagher) Gregg,  Alison Nyberg (Tom Scheisser) Samantha Nyberg, Joslyn and CJ Sutton, Megan and Ted Johnson, Luke Swanberg, Ryan Swanberg, Mandy and Marty Ellenson and Jess Shaw; godsons, Dylan Shaw and Keegan Shaw; great nieces, Ameila, Adeline, Stella, Emma, Hazel, Page, Mya, and Samantha; and great nephews Paul, Wyatt and Easton.

She is preceded in death by her dad, Marlyn, and grandparents.

Services will be held at First Lutheran Church on Friday, Oct. 7, at 11 a.m. Friends may call Thursday, Oct. 6, 2011, at Halvorson Johnson Funeral Home from 4-8 p.m. and one hour prior to the services Friday at the church. 

Memorials are preferred.

 Halvorson-Johnson Funeral & Cremation Care

Brainerd, MN

(218) 829-3581