Wulff Funeral Home

1485 White Bear Ave, St Paul, MN


Marshall R. Swenson

July 24, 1948February 16, 2020

Marshall R. Swenson, 71, of Maplewood, MN, died Sunday, February 16, 2020.

Marshall was born July 24, 1948 to Carl Willmar and Judith (Walstrom) Swenson in Fargo, ND. Marshall attended schools in Moorhead graduating from Moorhead High School in 1966. He then attended Moorhead State University earning a degree in Geography. Marshall married Carol Richardson on October 19, 1968 and together they had four children Greg, Sheila, Amanda and Doug.

Marshall enlisted in the US Navy serving in Virginia and Colorado. After the Navy, Marshall and Carol moved to the Minneapolis area where Marshall worked for Mark Hurd Aerial Surveys. In 1990, the family moved to Rapid City, SD where Marshall continued his career at Fugro Horizons Aerial Photography until his retirement in 2013. Marshall truly enjoyed his work and made several lifelong friendships during his career. In 2016, Marshall and Carol moved back to Minnesota to enjoy retirement.

Marshall had a passion for sports, whether coaching and watching his children compete or cheering for his beloved Minnesota Twins. Marshall had a knack for tracking family milestones by tying them to memorable moments in sports, whether that be a Twins pennant run or a Vikings heartbreaker! Marshall was very proud of his family and always made sure family came first.

Marshall was preceded in death by his parents, father-in-law Chuck Richardson, and brothers-in-law Bob Olson and Bernie Kieselbach.

Marshall is survived by his wife, Carol of Maplewood, MN; children, Greg (Angela) Swenson of Maplewood, MN; Sheila (Rob) Brown of North Port, FL; Amanda (Sam) Weisgram of Pierre, SD; Doug Swenson of Champlin, MN; grandchildren, Megan, Sara, and Ryan Brown; Anja and Liam Swenson; Blake, Brock, and Brielle Weisgram; great-grandchildren, Gannon, Gatlin, and Grayden; sisters, Sandy Olson of Barnesville, MN; and Judy McNall of Mill Creek, WA; mother-in-law, Maxine Richardson of West Fargo, ND; nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

Memorial Service Friday, February 21st 7 PM with visitation one hour prior at First Covenant Church 1280 Arcade St, St Paul, MN 55106.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to First Covenant Church ℅ Children’s musicals or http://first-covenant.org/give/memorials

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  • Visitation Friday, February 21, 2020
  • Memorial Service Friday, February 21, 2020


Marshall R. Swenson

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Lisa and Todd Seaman

February 27, 2020

Dear Carol and family,

So sorry to hear of Marshall's passing. I have many fond memories of Marshall from the years that I worked with him at Horizons. He had a way of making everyone laugh and truly enjoy working with him. We hope your fondest and most lasting memories of him are the ones that remind you why you loved him so much and why he is irreplaceable. With thoughts and prayers. Lisa and Todd

sam benne

February 22, 2020

Marshall had a zest for life that rubbed off on all around him to include the young athletes he coached, his friends and co-workers. He was always there for his friends and many good times were had after sporting events when Marshall would be front and center for a good time with all. We will all miss Marshall, and his signature face rub, greatly and am glad that we were lucky enough to have him move into the neighborhood 30 years ago.

Carol Collins

February 21, 2020

DEAR CAROL AND LOVED ONES, We knew Marshall through our shared friendship with Dona and Irv Renner. How many times I was there when Marshall was getting ready to walk the dogs with Irv, or help him in little projects that were no longer easy for Irv to tackle as he declined. The command "Love your neighbor" was your practice together as a dear couple. Bless his memory. Carol and Jim Collins

James Roed

February 21, 2020

So sorry to hear of Marshall's passing. He was a good man.
I worked with Marshall at MHAS from 1978-1983. He was everybody's friend. I enjoyed playing softball with the MHAS team with Marshall coaching.
My condolences to his family. I know he will be missed,
Jim Roed

Chad Meyer

February 20, 2020

Carol and family,

Our sincerest condolences to your entire family. Praying that the comfort of family and friends offers you peace during this difficult time.

--Rich Meyer, Chad Meyer, Jesse Dana and the entire Meyer Dana Orthodontics team

Gary & Linda Nelson

February 20, 2020

Grew up with you, went to school 1-12 with you , camped with you, Carol, Greg, & Sheila. Many years of memories. I will miss our conversations & friendship. May you have eternal peace old friend.

Terry Olson

February 19, 2020

So sad to hear of Marshall’s passing. I will remember him as a good boss and friend. He was passionate and had a way of bringing out the best in those who worked for him. His could be firm but always was fair and had such a gentle side that those of us who knew him would often join in shedding a tear or having a laugh. He will be deeply missed.

Doug and Cindy Johnson

February 19, 2020

Carol, Greg, Sheila, Amanda, Doug & Families,
Words cannot express how heart broken we are. Marshall was truly one of a kind. A boss, second father, confirmation mentor, fellow Gopher fan and above all the kindest and truest friend. May you all find comfort in fond memories and continue to feel his immense love of his family.

Doug, Cindy, Kendall, Cody

Gerald & Shawn Mccann

February 19, 2020

Carol and Family,
We are deeply sorry for your loss. What a wonderful man Marshall was ~ although we only had the privilege to know him for a few short years you knew that his family was his world. We are blessed that we got to spend time with him, Carol and his family while he was vacationing in Florida and Colorado. Marshall will be so missed...hold on to the many wonderful memories and keep them close to your heart. For only a moment you stayed, but what an imprint your footprints have left on our hearts. May God wrap his arms around his special family and help them through this very difficult time.

Wayne and Diane Hebert

February 19, 2020

Carol and family,

Marshall’s warm welcoming smile was his trademark. At Mark Hurd Aerial Surveys and Horizons Inc we would muster every morning for the plan of action. We fondly called him our “Air Boss”. Marshall possessed a remarkable ability to communicate, organize and direct the team. We loved working with him and can not say enough how we miss Marshall’s kind and friendly “Way of being”.
Our hearts reach out with profound condolences.

Sincerely yours,

Wayne and Diane Hebert