Norma Swanson November 4, 1937 December 4, 2019 Norma Jean Swanson was born on November 4, 1937, in Arion, Iowa. She was the daughter of Walter and Vivian (Goeser) Petersen. Norma grew up in a house across the street from the public school in Arion. In 1956, she graduated from Denison High School in Denison, Iowa. On June 7, 1956, Norma married Eugene Swanson in the St. Mary's Catholic Church in Dow City, Iowa. To this union seven children were born: David, Diane, Donavon, Debra, Douglas, Darren and Dawn. Norma enjoyed listening to music, gambling with her sister Pat, and preparing delicious meals for her family, such as oven meal, meatloaf, fried chicken, and her fabulous potato salad. She was a devoted mother, proud grandmother, great-grandmother and the rock of her family. She was the most caring, kind, and compassionate woman. She literally would've done anything for all of us, throughout our childhood even into adulthood. She wouldn't let you leave without a hug and a kiss. Left to cherish her memory are her children, David Swanson of Ida Grove, IA, Diane (Keith) Kaspersen of Westside, IA, Donavon Swanson of Ida Grove, IA, Debra (Tim) Billings of Ida Grove, IA, Douglas Swanson of Ida Grove, IA, Darren (Becky) Swanson of Ida Grove, IA, and Dawn Marie (Ryan) Paulsen of Mapleton, IA; 20 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren; brothers, Don (Mary) Petersen of Kent, WA and Walter (Valerie) Petersen of Columbia, MO; sister, Patricia Hostetter of Pocahontas, IA; extended family and friends. Norma was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Vivian Petersen; ex-husband, Eugene Swanson; and grandson Daniel Swanson.
...BITTER COLD WIND CHILLS THROUGH MID MORNING TODAY... .TEMPERATURES WILL FALL WELL BELOW ZERO TONIGHT, WITH WIND CHILL VALUES FALLING TO 20 BELOW OR LOWER ONCE AGAIN. ...WIND CHILL ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 9 AM CST THIS MORNING... * WHAT...VERY COLD WIND CHILLS. WIND CHILLS AS LOW AS 25 BELOW ZERO. * WHERE...NORTH CENTRAL, CENTRAL AND SOUTHWEST IOWA. * WHEN...UNTIL 9 AM CST MONDAY, WITH THE COLDEST WIND CHILLS DURING THE OVERNIGHT AND EARLY MORNING HOURS. * IMPACTS...FROSTBITE COULD OCCUR ON EXPOSED SKIN IN AS LITTLE AS 30 MINUTES. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... USE CAUTION WHILE TRAVELING OUTSIDE. WEAR APPROPRIATE CLOTHING, A HAT, AND GLOVES. &&