Carl Raymond August Swenson, Okay resident, was born February 3, 1928 in Landis Township, NJ. He was the son of Augustus and Minnie Swenson. He passed from this life on February 6, 2019 in Claremore, OK
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Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. Monday February 11, 2019 in the Shady Point Cemetery in Shady Point, OK under the direction of Lescher-Millsap Funeral Home of Muskogee. Viewing will be on Sunday from 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm with the family greeting friends beginning at 6:00 pm.
Carl was married to Lavon Monks on November 5, 1949. She preceded him in death in 2006. In 1947 Carl joined the US Army and served for over 22 years, retiring in January 1969.
He enjoyed being outdoors, watching old westerns on tv and making his rounds to stores and businesses around town to visit with those that worked there. He was a member of the Okay Christian Fellowship. He loved his dogs and had taken in several strays to care for them. He would also donate his money and bags of dog food to the local shelter.
Carl is survived by his children, Joe Swenson, Bobby Swenson and Carolyn Swenson; grandchildren Joel Swenson, Tom Swenson, Dustin Swenson, Sarah Jones, Timmy Swenson, Brian Hudson and Swen Swenson and great grandchildren Tyler Swenson, Justice Jones, Shyann Swenson and Sophie Jones.