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Margie (Swanson) Ringquist, age 80, of Faribault died on Sunday, February 8, 2015 at Pleasant Manor Nursing Home, Faribault.

Memorial services will be held on Friday, February 13, 2015 at 1:30 p.m. at the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault with the Reverend Ronald Wik, pastor of Bethel Ridge Church, Faribault officiating. Spring interment will be at Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery, Fergus Falls.

Memorial visitation will be held at the Boldt Funeral Home for one hour prior to the service on Friday.

Margie Ann, the daughter of Carl and Miranda (Dokken) Frettem was born on September 9, 1934 in Faribault. She graduated from Faribault High School. She married Duane Swanson and he preceded her in death. Later she married Clifford Ringquist and he also preceded her in death. She was homemaker and enjoyed gardening.

She is survived by Julie (and Forrest) Erickson of Apache Junction, AZ, Steve (and Shelly) Swanson of Littleton, CO, Kevin (and Audrey) Swanson of Faribault, James (and Theresa) Swanson of Centennial, CO, Jan (and Paul) Grewe of Windsor, CO, Pamela (and John) Hopkins of Oshkosh, WI, Sarah Fladhammer (and Mike Formo) Fergus Falls, Matthew Swanson of Herman; 22 grandchildren; 22 great grandchildren; one sister; Joan Bringgold of Owatonna; and two brothers; Gordon (and Betty) Frettem of Los Lunas, NM and Marlin Frettem of Los Lunas, NM; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by parents, her two husbands; two sisters, Donna Matthias and Jeanie Knapp.


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Name: Carrie (Harles) von Brugger
Email: vonbrugger98@msn.com
Date: Friday February 13, 2015


Julie, Steve, Kevin, Jimmy, Jan, Pam, Sarah and Matt, I am really sorry to hear about your mom passing away. What a great family you are... We had so many great times with you all. I always enjoyed working with Pam, Sarah and your mom in the garden on those beautiful summer days...she always made the best Iced Tea too.. (In those tin glasses you had.) Loved warming ourselves downstairs where we would shed our wet snowy clothes near the furnace too. How many trips did we make across the field to each others homes? I think Matt and Davy were the only ones to lose boots or shoes in the mud though. Playing Truth, dare, double dare, promise or repeat. Do you remember? How your mom and dad kept you all in line....hmmmm. They had a way. Even now, going out to the country where Davy lives, its great to look out across the field a remember how we lived. How much fun we had. Such fond memories. God Bless you all and please know that we are thinking of you and are so sorry not to be with you today to share our memories in person. Love to all. Carrie

Name: Suzanne Frettem Adams
Email: suadams5319@yahoo.com
Date: Wednesday February 11, 2015


I remember those summer days at the farm house outside of Faribault. Those were great memorable times.

Name: Marcia Harles Johnson
Date: Wednesday February 11, 2015


To the entire Swanson Family. We are so very sorry to hear of the loss of your Mom. I have many great and fond memories of Marge and the entire family. She will be greatly missed. May you find comfort in God's love during this most difficult time. With deepest sympathy.