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CEDAR FALLS, Iowa - Marion E. Svendsen, 100, of Cedar Falls, Iowa, died Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, at Sartori Memorial Hospital in Cedar Falls.
She was born Nov. 21, 1916, in Hutchinson, Minn., the daughter of Arndt and Clara (Tange) Hanson. She married Ethan Svendsen on Aug. 22, 1942, in Hutchinson. He died Nov. 27, 1979.
She earned her bachelor's degree from Mankato State in Minnesota, and master's degree from Indiana State University. She was a third-grade teacher in Redwood Falls, Minn., and Riley, Ind.
Survived by a daughter, Carol (Jay Mead) Svendsen of Denver; a son, Mark (Dian Seslar) Tange Svendsen of Philomath, Ore.; one granddaughter, Dayna Svendsen of Corvallis, Ore.; and brother, Roger Hanson of Cedar Falls.
Preceded in death by a brother, Clifford Tange Hanson.
Memorial services will be 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 30, 2017, at St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Cedar Falls. Visitation for one hour prior to the service Saturday at the church. Inurnment will be at a later date in Roselawn Memorial Park in Terre Haute. Richardson Funeral Service in Cedar Falls is assisting the family.
Memorials may be directed to The Danish American Archive and Library (1738 Washington St., Blair, NE 68008) or donor's choice.
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Published on September 26, 2017
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