Robert "Bob" Swenson


April 6, 1930 - July 24, 2021


Robert Swenson, 91, of Mitchell, formerly of Wessington Springs, SD, passed away peacefully Saturday, July 24, 2021 at Weskota Manor in Wessington Springs. Funeral services will be 1:00 PM Saturday, July 31, at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Prospect Hill Cemetery in Wessington Springs. Visitation will be one hour prior to the funeral service at Bittner Funeral Chapel. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel.

Bob was born in April of 1930, the 6th of 14 children, to Dave and Sarah (Ross) Swenson. After spending his childhood in Crow Lake, SD, he graduated from Wess. Springs High School.

Bob met Beverly Buchholz in 3rd grade, and they were united in marriage on December 18, 1953. To this union, 3 children were born: Jane, Russell, and Brent.

After a short move to Minnesota, they returned to the Platte, SD area where he opened Swenson Seed Company. Bob and Bev later farmed in Wess. Springs before opening Swenson Seed Company in Mitchell, SD. Spending time with his family and farming were Bob’s greatest pleasures.

He is survived by his daughter, Jane (Ken) Minahan; son, Brent (Christi) Swenson; 5 grandchildren; 1 great-granddaughter; sisters, Dorothy of Wess. Springs, Marguerite of Colorado, and Pearl; and brother Keith of California.

Bob was preceded in death by his wife, Bev in 2010 and son, Russell (1964).



Saturday, July 31, 2021
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Saturday, July 31, 2021
1:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
805 W Havens Ave
Mitchell, SD 57301


Prospect Hill Cemetery
Wessington Springs, SD

Posted by Joette Loos on August 3, 2021
Bob was a good man with a friendly smile, a kind spirit, and who loved his family. Sorry for your loss.
Posted by Cindy Hasz Curr on July 31, 2021
I remember Bob being a sweet man who was an awesome brother to his younger brother, Clint. So sorry to hear of his passing,, sending sympathy and prayers.
Posted by Karis Manning on July 31, 2021
Sorry to hear of ur Dad's thoughts and prayers 🙏 will be with you and your families!!
Posted by Diane Reinfeld on July 29, 2021
Thoughts & prayers
Posted by VAL & DAWN LUCKETT AND FAMILY on July 28, 2021
thoughts and prayers
Posted by Ted on July 28, 2021
So sorry Brent & Jane. God be with you during this time. Your dad was a special man!
Posted by Keith wetzel on July 27, 2021
So sorry for your loss of your dad know what you are going through our thoughts are with you and your family
Posted by Tom Riddle on July 26, 2021
Bob and Bev were customers of mine on ups route,they were friends for many years
Posted by Kori Clarambeau on July 26, 2021
So sorry to hear this Brent, I will be unable to attend do to my aunts funeral in Huron. My deepest Sympathy
Posted by Autumn Hofer on July 26, 2021
So sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I rented the downstairs potion of their home just outside of Mitchell. Bob and Bev were great landlords and I appreciated their generosity and friendship.
Posted by Troy and Bonnie Bollock on July 26, 2021
Sorry very for your loss Brent and family.
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