|Birth: ||Mar. 29, 1926|
|Death: ||Mar. 1, 2002|
North Dakota, USA
Published: 04 Mar 2002 - The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead:
Obituary: Shelly, Minnesota life would not have been the same without the energy drive of Alvina Swenson. If there was an event, project, or planning to do in Shelly, Alvina was typically involved. She had a civic spirit and enthusiasm that spurred community life forward. Her strong will and outgoing manner allowed her to overcome obstacles. She was elected mayor of Shelly in 1977, making her the first woman mayor of a Minnesota community. Alvina served Shelly as mayor for six years. Collecting antiques and other collectibles was a hobby she enjoyed. In her last years, Alvina was active in the Shelly Community Center. Just about every day during retirement, Alvina and Tilfred would go someplace together. As a grandmother, she excelled. Together, Alvina and Tilfed traveled around the area and throughout the United States. Often they would take their grandson, Eric, with them on their adventures.
Alvina Swenson, 75, Shelly, MN, died on Friday, March 1, 2002, at the MeritCare Hospital, Fargo, ND. Cora Alvina Floberg was born to Alvin and Cora Holm Floberg on March 29, 1926, in Shelly, MN. She was baptized and confirmed at Shelly Lutheran Church, Shelly, where she worshiped and served as a lifetime member. She attended grade school in Shelly and high school in Climax, MN.
On June 19, 1943, Alvina was united in marriage to Tilfred Swenson in Fort Worth, TX. Shortly after they were married, Alvina returned to Shelly. Tilfred joined her following his military discharge. Alvina worked at several jobs in town before beginning work at the State Bank of Shelly in 1952. Over the next thirty-six years of employment she held many positions at the bank. Alvina retired in March 1988. Tilfred died on April 4, 2000. Alvina continued to stay active in the Shelly Community until recently.
Alvina is survived by one son, Tilfred Jr. "Fred", Moorhead, MN; one grandson, Eric, and his wife Debbie, Raleigh, NC; one brother, Mardell, Junction City, KS; one sister, Beverly Hams, and her husband, Lloyd, Shelly; and a number of in-laws, nephews and nieces. Those who preceded her in death are: her parents, husband, and infant brother, Arnold Leroy.
Alvin Marvin Floberg (1899 - 1953)
Cora Holm McDonald (1906 - 1998)
Tilfred Joseph Swenson (1920 - 2000)
Tilfred Joseph Swenson (1945 - 2004)*
Cora Alvina Floberg Swenson (1926 - 2002)
Arnold Leroy Floberg (1927 - 1927)*
Created by: Kelly Watters-Winters
Record added: May 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 90798583