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Scott Alan Swanson

Scott Alan Swanson

Scott Alan Swanson, 52, of Moose Lake, Minn., formerly of Cloquet, Minn., passed away unexpectedly, Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at his home. He was born Sept. 28, 1961, in Cloquet to David and Nancy (Parks) Swanson. Scott was employed at Potlatch/Sappi until retiring in 2006. He was a collector of everything and enjoyed fishing, camping, skiing and car racing. Scott especially adored his children and grandchildren and was always eager to lend a helping hand to anyone.

Scott was preceded in death by his parents; paternal grandparents, Selmer and Ella Swanson; and maternal grandfather, Wendell Parks.

Scott is survived by his children, Kalan Swanson of Barnum, Minn., Nichole Swanson of Cloquet, Carrine Swanson of Barnum, Cameron Swanson of Barnum and stepson, Bryan Keinanen of Barnum; grandmother, Evangeline Parks; grandchildren, Nevaeh and Jaydon Louks; sisters, Teresa Swanson of Moose Lake and Jennifer (Sach Balagopalan) Swanson of Easton, Mass.; and nieces and nephews, Megan Nelson, Rowan and Jay Balagopalan, Abigail Anderson and Hannah Anderson.

A gathering of family and friends will be held Friday, Dec. 20, from 1 p.m. until the 2 p.m. memorial service in Evangelical Covenant Church, Moose Lake.

Arrangements are with Hamlin-Hansen-Kosloski Funeral Home, Moose Lake. To sign the guest book online, go to

December 26, 2013 ~ Pine Journal, Cloquet, Minn.