Obituary of Bob Swensen
Robert Swensen age 59 of Mission Hill, SD passed away Saturday, October 1, 2022 at his home under hospice care. A memorial time of visitation in Bob’s memory will be from 5 to 7 PM, Thursday, October 6, 2022 with memory sharing at 7:00 PM at the Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Onsite Crematory, Yankton, SD. Online condolences may be sent at: www.opsahl-kostelfuneralhome.com.
Robert Harold Swensen was born June 29th 1963, in Yankton, SD to Wilmar and Anna
Margaret (Anderson) Swensen. He was the 9th of 11 children. Growing up he learned how to fix
lawn mowers from his dad. Which later helped him to be able to work with his brother, John,
fixing lawn mowers at Swensen Lawn Mower Repair. He worked many years at Yankton Motor
Company detailing cars. Most recently, he worked at Yankton School District as a Custodian,
and at Parker.
Robert married Roberta Minette on October 7th, 1989. From this union they had one daughter,
Amanda who was his pride and joy. Robert enjoyed coaching and watching his daughter in
taekwondo and he never missed a tournament. He was so proud of his daughter and six
grandchildren; they were his greatest accomplishments. In 1994 he separated from his wife and
moved in with his brother Rodney where he lived until the time of his death. In his spare time
Robert enjoyed car rides by the lake to watch the Eagles. Robert was great at many tasks and
could fix just about anything with a motor. Robert had a tradition of watching wrestling every
weeknight. He was very proud of his coin collection and his over fifteen years of sobriety. His
Grandchildren meant everything to him and he was so proud of them and enjoyed going to their
school events. Robert had a big heart and would help anyone in any way he could.
Robert is survived by his daughter, Amanda (Dakotah LaPointe) Swensen of Yankton, SD; six
grandchildren: Denver, Anna, Braylie, Carstin, Axyl, and Barrick LaPointe of Yankton, SD;
former wife Roberta Swensen of Yankton, SD; his brothers and sisters Jerome (Judy) Swensen
of Fergus Falls, MN; Vernon Swensen of Yankton, SD; Duane (Theresa) Swensen of Ida Grove,
IA; Mary (Dale) Burbach of Crofton, NE; Susan (Ray) Habeger of Dell Rapids, SD; Lisa (Robert)
Shelburg of Waterloo, IA; Kathrine French of Yankton, SD; brother-in-law Jerry Zimmerman of
Sioux Falls, SD; Sister-in-law Vicki Swensen of Yankton, SD; and many nieces and nephews.
Robert is preceded in death by his parents, Wilmar and Margaret; His brothers Rodney and
John; sister Cathleen; Nieces Barbara and Destiny.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Bob Swensen, please visit Tribute Store
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