John Swingdorf, 71, died Monday, November 24, 2008 at McAllen Medical Center, after a year long battle with cancer and several strokes.

Born in Blue Earth, Minnesota, John was formerly from Fridley, Minnesota and had lived in McAllen for the last eight years.

John is survived by his loving wife of 50 years, Marshea Swingdorf of Edinburg; three daughters, Barbara (Charles) Williams and Rebecca (Mike) Wenzler of White Bear Lake, Minnesota, and Brenda (Wayne) Uden of Ogilvie, Minnesota, a sister, Sandra (Kenneth) Nelson of Rochester, Minnesota; a brother, Arthur (Deborah) Swingdorf of Austin, Minnesota; 12 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren.

Funeral services were held Dec. 4 in Columbia Heights, Minn., with Interment of his cremated remains at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Local arrangements were under the direction of Memorial Funeral Home in Edinburg.