Rodney J. Swensen

Rodney James Swensen, the son of Wilmar and Anna Margaret (Anderson) Swensen, was born on December 30, 1960 in Yankton, SD.  He was baptized and confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Yankton and received his education in the Yankton Public School system, graduating with the Class of 1980. 

Rodney joined the work force as a young man and had worked for the Human Services Center, Wells’ Blue Bunny, Robinson-Ehret, Yankton Motors, Northtown, and then Manitou.  He made his home in Mission Hill, and had served two terms as mayor.  He had a lifetime love of motorcycles and Mustang cars.

He is survived by his brothers and sisters:  Robert Swensen of Yankton, SD, Vernon Swensen of Yankton, SD, Katherine French of Yankton, SD, Duane (Theresa) Swensen of Ida Grove, IA, Jerome (Judy) Swensen of Fergus Falls, MN, Sue (Ray) Habeger of Dell Rapids, SD, Mary (Dale) Burbach of Crofton, NE, Lisa (Robert) Shelburg of Waterloo, IA; his sister-in-law, Vicki Swensen of Yankton, SD; his brother-in-law, Jerry Zimmerman of Sioux Falls, SD; numerous nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.

Rodney was preceded in death by his parents, Wilmar and Margaret; his brother, John; and his sister Cathleen.