THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Frieda M. Swanson
Frieda Margaret Swanson, 100, passed away Thursday, March 21 at Newcare Convalescent Center in Crivitz.
Born in the Town of Grover to Charles and Mildred (Ada) Bauldry, she was the granddaughter of Josephine Engler, well known photographer and pioneer. Born and raised on a farm on Leslie Road in Sugar Bush country, she attended the Homestead School until the late 1920s when her family moved back to the Engler place on the Lake Noquebay outlet (old dam north of CTH W). She then attended Crivitz High School.
She married Harry Swanson in 1934 and remained in the Village of Crivitz until June 1944 when they purchased the original Swanson farm four miles east of Crivitz. The couple had five children. Her husband preceded her in death in 1986, however, she remained active on the farm until retiring in 2005. She was a founding member of the Historical Society, was a member of Faith Presbyterian Church and Ladies Aid and was a charter member of Ladies Auxiliary V.F.W. and the Loomis Homemakers group.
Survivors include three children, Jerry (Nora) and Jim (Dian) Swanson, both of Crivitz and Phyllis Plevel of Oak Forest, Ill.; eight grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren and a sister, Mary Hankus of Blue Island, Ill.
Along with her husband, Harry, she was preceded in death by two daughters, Jacqueline and Carolyn.
Friends may call at the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in Crivitz on Thursday, March 28 from 9 a.m. until time of the funeral at 11 a.m. Rev. Richard Marcy will officiate and burial will be in the Forest Home Cemetery in Crivitz.
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