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).