ROCK INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME- BRAHAM
John Swedell Jr., formerly of Maple Ridge Township, passed away on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at the Riverhills Commons in Cambridge. He was 92 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 2:00 pm on Saturday, June 10, 2017 at the North Maple Ridge Church in rural Braham with Rev Bob DeYoung officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held one hour prior to the service at the church.
INURNMENT will be in the North Maple Ridge Cemetery in rural Braham.
John A Swedell Jr. was born on August 23, 1924 to parents J. Almond and Frances (Alm) Swedell at Maple Ridge Township in Isanti County, Minnesota. John enlisted in the Naval Air Force in World War II; serving in Florida and Oklahoma.
He attended the University of Minnesota and earned a degree for Civil Engineering. John worked for the U.S Bureau of Reclamation on water projects in both North Dakota and Montana. After his sister Jean’s husband Robert Souders passed away in 1985, Jean moved to homes with John in Missoula, MT; Grand Maris and the family farm in Maple Ridge. Jean passed in 2010 and John moved to Grace Pointe Presbyterian Homes in Cambridge where he spent the rest of his days peacefully. He was 92 years old.
John is preceded by his parents and sisters, Jean Souders and Muriel Swedell.
He is survived by his sister Shirley Edwards, nephew John Edwards, grandnieces, Hannah and Monica Edwards, and their mother Mary Edwards, and great grandnephew Paul Bergman. He also had many friends and other relatives and was loved by all who knew him.