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Verna Swift

Verna Pearl Swift (Engesser)

Monday, March 8th, 1920 - Wednesday, November 11th, 2020
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Services for Verna Swift, 100, of Tracy, formerly of Balaton, will be held at a later date.

Verna Pearl Swift was born March 8, 1920, in Garvin, Minnesota, the daughter of Pete and Pearl (Olson) Engesser. She was a 1937 graduate of Tracy High School.

Verna worked as a clerk at Holden’s Grocery Store in Garvin for three years after High School.

In December 1941, Verna married Raymond Swift. They had four children together: Sandra, Douglas, Steven and Jeffery and resided in Balaton, Minnesota.

She always had a big garden, which provided for food for the family. Verna enjoyed cooking, baking and entertaining family and friends. She also loved to dance and listen to music.

As the children grew older, Verna acquired a job cooking for the Balaton School where she worked for nearly 20 years. She was delighted to have her own retirement income.

Verna was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, the Balaton Home Extension Club, and was a member of the Garvin Congregational Church.

Verna died on Wednesday, November 11, 2020, at Prairie View Senior Living in Tracy. Surviving is daughter Sandra of Marcellus, Michigan, two sons Douglas (Bev) Swift of Balaton, and Jeffery (Lori) Swift of Hutchinson, and daughter-in-law Kathy of Balaton. Verna is also survived by her eight grandchildren: Sue, Jamie, Missy, Lesa (Delroy), Sarah (Joe), Jennifer (Trent), Nathan (Katie), and Jason. She enjoyed seventeen great grandchildren: Britney (Oscar), Aquari, Alaila, Esden, Kaeler, Kayla, Mason, Tyson, Keegan, Malia, Matthew, Katherine, Brynn, Lyla, Ray, Harper and Hudson. Verna was also blessed with great-great grandchildren: Aubri and Oscar. Surviving siblings are a sister Shirley Martin and sisters-in-law Betty Engesser, Jeanene Swift and Virginia Swift. Verna was preceded in death by her husband Raymond, son Steven, parents Pete and Pearl Engesser, sister Vesta Ahlmjeld, brothers Whitey, Earl and Jerry Engesser.

Verna lived 100 wonderful years and we were all blessed by her presence……Dad, here she comes!
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Nancy Iversen

Posted at 03:16pm
Verna was a wonderful resident at the Colonial Manor in Balaton, we all loved her dearly. I worked in the activity department and we would enjoy singing together with Tony Bennett and her favorite song was Little Brown Jug when she was feeling low. She always had a smile and she loved her music and she used to love to dance. She was fun to be around and it was fun to tease her too. She would laugh and get the whole room laughing with her, just because of her giggle and laugh. I had a great time with her and she always said she was the luckiest person around because she was so happy and wasn't scared of anything. I will miss her and Verna, make them laugh in heaven with that wonderful giggle! I loved you and have missed you.
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