Swanson, Ryan Michael (1980-2005)

Ryan Swanson, 25, Warren, MN, passed away on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2005 at Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND due to complications with pneumonia.

Ryan Michael Swanson was born on Nov. 2, 1980 to Randy & Bette (Grega) Swanson. He was born two months premature and was diagnosed with cerebral palsy in Sept. of 1982. He struggled all through his life due to the cerebral palsy which limited his mobility and speech. Ryan attended Warren Elementary and High School, being integrated into some regular classes along with learning disabled classes. Later he attended the Marshall County ODC until he was hospitalized.

He enjoyed spending time with his mom and dad. Ryan liked music and having books read to him.
Left to mourn his passing are his parents, Randy and Bette Swanson of Warren, MN, maternal grandmother, Millie Grega of Warren, MN and aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Andy Grega and Erling and Bess Swanson and cousin, Julius Swanson.

[Interred Greenwood cemetery]

Transcribed by:  Cheryl Srnsky