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In Memory of Nora (Stohl) Swanson


one hour prior to the service at church Friday morning

Funeral Services

11AM Friday October 27th at the First Baptist Church, 220 Vine Street in Hudson

Nora (Stohl) Swanson, age 95, died peacefully on October 21, 2017 at the Christian Community Home in Hudson.

Nora was born on a small farm near Amery on March 21, 1922; the daughter of Harris and Clara (Siltberg) Johnson. She would live on the farm until she married Reuben Stohl in July of 1943. They would be blessed with two children. They lived in Dresser until 1957, when they moved to Hudson. Sadly, in 1961, she was preceded in death by Reuben. She would later meet and marry Willis Swanson in 1967. He would precede her in 1985. She has been a faithful member of First Baptist Church in Hudson for 40 years.

Nora is survived by her daughter, Judy (Bob) Ruka; daughter-in-law Kathy Stohl, grandchildren, Tim (Alissa) Ruka, Bill (Angie) Ruka, Matt Stohl, Amy (Wes) Haney, and Jason (Ashley) Stohl; 14 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; sisters, Irma Felland and Arlene Wicklander; sisters-in-law, Mary Johnson and Lois Swanson; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

Nora was preceded in death by her first husband, Reuben Stohl; second husband, Willis Swanson; son, Ronald Stohl; parents; and brothers Oral and Willis.

A Memorial service will be at 11:00AM on Friday, October 27, at the First Baptist Church, 309 Vine Street, Hudson, WI. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at church Friday morning. Interment will be at the St. Peter’s Cemetery in Dresser, Wisconsin. Memorials are preferred. Funeral services entrusted to the O’Connell Family Funeral Home and Countryside Crematory.

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    • What a wonderful lady Nora was always pleasant and so easy to
      talk to. I loved seeing all the sister’s together Irma and Arlene and
      Nora you could see the love between them.
      If you ever need anything I can do for you let me know. You will
      be in my prayers.
      Bless you, Donna Christensen


    • We are so sorry to hear of Nora’s passing. We remember the great times we shared with Nora as her neighbors on Summer Street, and could spend hours chatting with her on the stoop of her house. Throughout the years, Nora was like a grandmother to my daughter Brianna in the years of Brianna’s childhood. We could not have asked for a better neighbor than Nora! Nora will always be kept in our hearts and memories. We wish your family the deepest of condolences.
      Michelle and Brianna Albertson

    • Mrs. Swanson was such a special person. Always kind and willing to help.
      She raised a lot of us over the years. She always kept a beautiful yard!
      Our sympathies for your loss.
      Dan and Roxane O’Keefe

    • Hi Arlene and Irma, So sorry to hear of Nora’s passing. My deepest sympathy to you and your families. You three have had some wonderful years together at Wintergreen.

    • I am very sorry for your loss and offer my heartfelt sympathy. May you find comfort from your precious memories of your time together and strength from God’s loving promise at Isaiah 41:10.