Norman F. Swanson, age 100, of Conover, Wis., passed away Thursday, March 12, 2020, at the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, Wis.

He was born on Sept. 19, 1919, son of the late Fred and Mary (Kocka) Swanson in Junction City, Wis.

Norman married the love of his life, Dorothy, on Sept. 5, 1942, in Rockford, Ill.

He joined the U.S. Army on July 28, 1944, serving during World War II and was honorably discharged on Aug. 19, 1946.

He was a master machinist for many years and he had five patents for things he invented.

He was a private pilot, enjoying the outdoors, and fishing and hunting.

Norman is survived by his wife of 77 years, Dorothy of King; children, Curtis (Sylvia) Swanson of Vero Beach, Fla., Carol (Darrell) Olsen of Conover, Susan (Tom) Zander of Conover and Richard (Lynne) Swanson of Blaine, Wash.; many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

Norman was preceded in death by his parents and daughter, Debra Ann Swanson.

A Memorial Service will be held at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, April 1, 2020, at Holly Funeral Home in Waupaca, Wis. Visitation will be held from noon until time of ser­vice at Holly’s. Burial will be held at a later date at Land O’ Lakes Bible Church Cemetery.

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