Daniel Swanson


Daniel Swanson, age 77 of Minnetonka (formerly of Dundas), passed away at his home on Tuesday morning, April 9.

Danny was born on May 3, 1946 in Faribault, the son of Carl and Dorothy (Jones) Swanson. Danny attended Northfield High School where he met the love of his life, Gloria Amy; the pair were united in marriage on December 30, 1965 and they shared 50 years of dedication to one another before Gloria's passing in 2016. Their journey included his time in the Navy, having two beautiful daughters, building a business in Texas, coming back home to Minnesota, building a life in Minnetonka and an amazing career with the City of Minnetonka, where he retired and his final years after retirement were spent with his girls, grandkids, dancing, fishing, friends and family on Clearwater Lake and traveling to Mississippi visiting his fiancé, Sandy, and making new friends.

Danny is survived by his daughters, Wanda (Dan) Crews and Mychelle (Ryan) Jones; grandchildren, Joshua Anderson & Jessica Crews as well as Ally & Patrick Jones; siblings, Clancy, Elaine, & Terry Swanson; his fiance, Sandy Shaw; as well as his nieces, nephews, other extended family, and many friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Gloria; parents, Carl and Dorothy; and a brother, Carl.

A Celebration of Danny's Life with many stories (as he would want) will be held at 1:00 PM on Wednesday, April 17 at the Bierman, Benson, & Langehough Funeral Home of Northfield. Visitation will be held from one hour prior to the service from 12:00 to 1:00. Interment with Military Honors will be held at Prairie Creek Cemetery. Please join the family at Fireside Lounge & Supper Club in Dennison for a luncheon after burial. www.northfieldfuneral.com

Arrangements are with Bierman, Benson & Langehough Funeral Home & Crematory. www.northfieldfuneral.com