Harold E. Swanson

Jan. 17, 1938 - June 14, 2007

Harold E. Swanson of Pewaukee died Thursday, June 14, 2007, in the loving care of the River Hills West Health Care Center at age 69. Harold was born Jan. 17, 1938, the son of Harold and Emma (nee Bahr) Swanson.

He married Dolores Nettesheim on Aug. 26, 1961. Harold was a longstanding member of Mount Cavalry Evangelical Lutheran Church. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed dart ball, antiquing, woodworking, building and being a handyman.

Harold is survived by his wife of 45 years, Dolores; children, Pam Swanson of Bayside, Brian (Janice) Swanson of Waukesha and Scott Swanson of Rib Lake; grandchildren, Bryse and Breydn Swanson of Rib Lake; brother, Neil (Jan) Swanson of Dousman; and sisters, Joyce (Wolferd "Toot") Teuteberg of Spooner, Gloria (James) Follett of Waukesha and Barbara Anderson of Waukesha. Harold is further survived by many dear nieces, nephews and friends. Harold was preceded in death by his parents.

Visitation for Harold will be from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday, June 18, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha. A second visitation will be held from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. funeral service Tuesday, June 19, at Mount Cavalry Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1941 Madison St., Waukesha. Pastor Turriff will be officiating. Burial will immediately follow at Highland Memorial Park in New Berlin.

Memorials in Harolds name may be directed to Mount Cavalry Evangelical Lutheran Church, 1941 Madison St., Waukesha, WI 53188.

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