Lillian Swan | Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel

April 4, 1922 - July 27, 2020


Lillian Swan, age 98, of Richfield, passed away peacefully in her home on July 27, 2020. Lil loved to sing. Her musical career started in high school, singing duets with her sister, Syl, on the radio in Virginia, MN. She sang in the Minneapolis Sweet Adelines chorus and quartet and the Richfield Silver Notes chorus and trio. Her passions included reading and gardening. She also volunteered her time at House of Prayer Church in Richfield. Lillian was a dedicated University of Minnesota employee prior to retirement. She is preceded in death by parents, August and Hilja Paivarinta; sisters, Sylvia and Esther; brothers, Wilmer and Edmund; and son-in-law, Tim Peterson. Survived by son, John (Kristen) Swan; daughters, Bonnie Peterson and Kathleen (Jim) Johnson; grandchildren, Jeremy, Jodi, Molly, Meagen, Tracy, and Amy; six great-grandchildren; nephew, Gary; and nieces, Linda and Debra.

We were so fortunate to have her in our lives.

A private family service will be held.


1 Comment

  1. Cheryl Listemaa says:

    Bonnie and family
    My sincere condolences on your great loss. Your mama sounded like a great lady with lots of SISU I know where you get yours now, Bonnie❤️
    Healing prayers and all my sisu headed your way!
    Cheryl

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