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Claron "Jeff" William Swenson

September 13, 1921 — August 30, 2015

Claron "Jeff" Swenson, age 93 of Ponsford, entered his heavenly home quite suddenly on Sunday afternoon August 30, 2015, while actively trapping his arch nemesis, pocket gophers, on his farm near Ponsford. Jeff was born on September 13, 1921 near Cando, North Dakota to Oscar and Sara (Bowen) Swenson. As a baby his family moved to a farm near Olso, Minnesota where he began attending country school. At the age of nine, his family moved to the Ponsford area where Jeff grew into manhood and took over the operations of his family's dairy farm. In 1944, Jeff was united in marriage to Helen Walde and they were blessed with one son, Jon. Jeff enjoyed farm life. He worked hard in caring for his fine herd of Holstein dairy cattle, which he fed and milked each day seven days a week. He also worked hard in transforming the rugged land into a productive farm. On November 10, 1984 Jeff was united in marriage to Virginia Godfrey at Gethesmane Lutheran Church near Snellman. Jeff had joined the church in 1980 and became an active and faithful member of Gethesmane for the rest of his life. He will be lovingly remembered by his precious wife, Virginia who has blessed his life through over thirty years of marriage; one son, Jon Swenson of Ponsford; three stepsons: George Anthony (Sue) Godfrey of Fallbrook, CA, Robert Wesley (Brenda) Godfrey of Cresthill, IL, and Donald Ray Godfrey of Ponsford, MN; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren; one sister, Arlys Weaver of Bemidji, MN; as well as nieces and nephews. Jeff was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother, Al. Graveside service: 3 PM Saturday September 5, 2015 at Linnell Cemetery in Carsonville Township, Becker County, MN. Pastor Scott Muehlberg will be officiating. To leave online condolences, please visit www.jonespearson.com
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