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Richard "Dick" Swanberg

February 28, 1935 ~ August 4, 2022 (age 87)


Richard "Dick" Swanberg, 87, of Dell Rapids passed away on Thursday, August 4, 2022 at Riverview Manor in Flandreau. Per Dick’s wishes, there will be no service held. He donated his body to the USD School of Medicine. Funeral arrangements are under the care of Kahler-Brende Funeral Home.

Richard “Dick” Lee Swanberg was born on February 28, 1935 at Pender, NE, the son of Elmer and Judith (Swanson) Swanberg. He grew up and attended school in Wahoo, NE. He graduated in 1953. After high school Dick worked various jobs before eventually going to work as a telephone lineman for Northwestern Bell. He met Anette Nordstrom while working at the telephone company. The couple married on August 8, 1988 at the Little Brown Church in the Vale in Nashua, IA. They made their home in Wahoo, NE. Dick retired in 1994. The couple moved to Elkhorn, NE and in July of 2016 they moved to Dell Rapids, SD.

Dick loved to golf and the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

He is preceded in death by his parents, his sister, Joy Wilt and his brother, Gary Swanberg.

Dick is survived by his wife, Annette Swanberg of Dell Rapids; his step-sons, Bill Nordstrom of Renner and John Nordstrom of Dell Rapids; his many nieces, nephews and extended family.


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