James Robert Swenson, age 77, of Isanti died suddenly at home March 6, 2023. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, March 13th at South Isanti Baptist Church in Isanti. A visitation will be held from 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M. Sunday, March 12th at Strike Life Tributes in Isanti and also one hour prior to the funeral Monday at the church. Interment will be in Isanti Union Cemetery with Military Honors provided by the Isanti VFW.
James Robert Swenson was born November 4, 1945 at home on the Swenson family farm in Isanti. He grew up and attended country school and then Cambridge High School, graduating in 1963. Jim then served his country in the US Air Force. On September 7, 1968 Jim married Mary Schwamb at South Isanti Baptist Church. They made their home on the Swenson homestead where they lived ever since. Jim worked in Quality Control for the US Navy at FMC. He traveled to both coasts to survey missile launching systems aboard many ships.
Jim was a longtime member of South Isanti Baptist Church. He was a hardworking man who loved to drive his tractors, mow the lawn and garden. He always stayed busy finding many things to do outside or fixing things. He was also an excellent cook and really enjoyed it and had several shelves full of cookbooks.
Jim died suddenly on March 6, 2023 at home at the age of 77. Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a grandson, Tanner; and brother, Theodore Swenson.
Jim will be lovingly remembered by his wife, Mary; three sons, Nathan, James (Krista), and Jeremy (Jennifer); sister, Carol (Carroll) Johnson; sister-in-law, Cora Swenson; 9 grandchildren, Ryan, Selina, Aaron, Sara, Eric, Jorden, Alexander, Mitchell, and Lauryn; 3 great grandchildren, Bradley, Holly and Kamden and by many other relatives and friends.