James E. "Jim" Swanson
1946 — 2022
James E. "Jim" Swanson - Rochester James Swanson, 76, of Rochester, MN, died Wednesday, March 9, 2022 at St. Marys Hospital. Jim was born the oldest of 3 children on January 25, 1946 in Red Wing, MN to Thore and Hazel (Knutson) Swanson. He graduated from Cannon Falls High School in 1964. He served 8 years in the US Army Reserves. On Sept. 23, 1967, he married Charlene "Fuzzy" Eastman in McIntire, Iowa. Jim and Fuzzy met in Rochester where they lived and raised their two daughters. Jim worked at McGhie & Betts for over 40 years as a land surveyor. Starting out on survey crew right after college, he retired as a firm partner at age 62. Though proud of his career, he enjoyed every day...