November 9, 1919 - December 27, 2012
Maye M. Swanson, age 93, of Spirit Lake, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake. She was born on November 9, 1919, in Peterson, Iowa, to James and Verna (Rainville) Williams. Maye graduated from Terril High School in 1937. She was united in marriage to Frank Sangel on April 5, 1941, in Jackson, Minnesota. Maye always took great pride in raising her six children. She also worked for many years as a home health nurse. Maye enjoyed spending her spare time with her family and friends. She loved her five beautiful cats, 14 purebred Pugs and rescued over a dozen cats. Maye had a great love for poetry and even wrote poems for her family and friends. Maye is survived by her six children, Carolyn Simser of Bozeman, Montana, Thomas Sangel, and his wife, Betty of Spirit Lake, Rev. Marcia Sangel of Rock Rapids, Roger Sangel of Milford, Aundréa Gayle Sangel of Rock Rapids, and Erle Sangel of Spirit Lake; seven grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Frank Sangel in 1969; husband, Harry Swanson in 1989; son-in-law, Boyd Simser in 1992; seven siblings, Ray Williams, Fay Williams, Clifford Williams, Leland Williams, Edith Skow, Leona Benson and Juanita Hemmingson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins. A memorial service will be held at 1:00P.M. Friday, January 4, 2013, at the Schuchert Funeral Home. There will be one hour of visitation held prior to the service. Burial will be at the Superior Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given in Maye's name to the Dickinson County Humane Society. The schuchert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Maye M. Swanson, age 93, of Spirit Lake, passed away Thursday, December 27, 2012, at Hilltop Care Center in Spirit Lake. She was born on November 9, 1919, in Peterson, Iowa, to James and Verna (Rainville) Williams. Maye graduated from Terril... View Obituary & Service Information
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