Bernard R. Swoboda
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Bernard R Swoboda born in Kinsey Montana on October 27, 1925 to Charles and Ida (Engels) Swoboda, passed on January 30, 2020 at home in Anchorage with family and caregivers present. His family moved in 1925 from Wisconsin to Washington, then to Palmer in 1936 joining his father working as a carpenter building colony structures. They signed as alternate colonist, farming on Fishhook Rd. Bernard was drafted into the Army Air Corp during WWII. He was stationed in Whittier and Elmendorf, later deploying to Brazil at the end of the war where he met his future wife Adalgisa(Daisy) Lopes. After discharge he returned to Palmer. He sent for Daisy and married in 1947, raising 4 children in Palmer. He worked 20+ years at the Jonesville coal mine, then as lineman for the MTA. After retirement Bernard and Daisy moved to Anchorage. Bernard enjoyed the Alaska outdoors, hunting, fishing, and gardening. Bernard and Daisy also enjoyed traveling. He was preceded in death by Daisy, his wife of 62 years, grandson Kenneth, and his 3 brothers. He is survived by his 4 children, 5 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren. No services scheduled. Family and guests will gather for interment in the spring.