Margaret W. ‘Margo’ Swaningson
May 1,1930 — Sept. 27, 2016
Margaret W. “Margo” Swaningson died peacefully on Tuesday morning, September 27, 2016, after a lengthy illness.
She is survived by her daughter Linde’ Schuster; son Ric Swaningson; her son-in-law Ron Schuster; daughter-inlaw Dawn Swaningson; her granddaughters Kerri Lynn, Arlys Fortier, Koreen Joseph, Nichole Swaningson, Mindy Williams, Lacy Swaningson and Julia Schuster; great-granddaughters Megan Mike, Abby Fortier, Alexandria Joseph, Andrea Joseph and Emma Williams; and step-grandchildren Destiny Fortier, Grace Knowles and Joseph Schuster.
Margaret was preceded in death by her parents; her three siblings; infant sons Mark and Michael; regrettably her daughter Trudy Mike; and her loving husband of 53 years, Arthur Swaningson.
Margaret answered to Margo most of the time. She was born on May 1,1930, in Minot, N.D., to Lois Franklin Wuttke and Albert Wuttke. She was their third of four children. During the Depression, the family moved often to find better work. She lived in North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota and Wisconsin before she was 19, when she met and married Arthur Swaningson.
Art and Margo settled in Maple Plain, Minn., on a small farm where they raised their three children, several horses, chickens, ducks, geese, turkeys and of course corn, soybeans and hay to feed them all.
Art drove truck for National Foods while Margo and the kids took care of much of the farming. Upon becoming empty nesters, they chose a life of evangelism and traveled the world for the Seventh- Day Adventist Church.
A memorial service will be held at 3:30 PM at Northwest Seventh-Day Adventist Church, 7711 W. Lusher Ave., Milwaukee.
In lieu of flowers, please send donations to Adventist World Aviation (AWA), 3457 Swift Creek Road, Smithfield, NC 27577 (www.flyawa.org).