Delmer Myron (Lefty) Swenson, age 81, of Milaca, passed away at his home on July 6, 2016. He was born Dec. 13, 1934 to Delmer and Pearl (Karlstad) Swenson at Mayville, North Dakota.
Delmer Myron (Lefty) Swenson, age 81, of Milaca, passed away at his home on July 6, 2016. He was born Dec. 13, 1934 to Delmer and Pearl (Karlstad) Swenson at Mayville, North Dakota. Myron attended school in Hillsboro, North Dakota and graduated from Mayville State University. At both educational levels Myron participated in football, basketball and baseball. He later received a Master Degree from St. Cloud State University.
He pitched quite a few baseballs for the Mayville Red Caps in the North Dakota Amateur Baseball League. At one time he held the state record for strikeouts in a ballgame. He played softball in Milaca and enjoyed fishing with family and fishing buddies. For decades Myron enjoyed golfing with friends and family. Although back problems and surgery kept him from golfing much of the past few seasons, Myron was finally able to play five holes with his much-loved friends.
Myron and Charmaine (Bohm) Swenson enjoyed fifty-eight years of marriage. They were blessed with three sons who provided the vitality and love that families seek.
Myron taught social studies, driver’s education, and physical education at Hettinger, and Milaca Public Schools. He coached football, basketball, and baseball. The stories told about those days by coaches, teachers, athletes, students, principals, officials and of course students, athletes and Myron. They seemed to have a mutual balance of respect for one another along with a measure of levity. His athletic teams were not always champions; but they always were winners. When students tell you that you have made a difference in their lives you know you have chosen the right vocation.
Myron is survived by his wife, Charmaine; three sons and daughters-in-loves, Kirk (Kris) Swenson, Chad (Peggy) Swenson, Bret (Jennifer) Swenson; grandchildren, Jennifer (Jeremy) Nichols, Lauren Swenson, Alexa Swenson, Danielle (Brent) Olsin, Myles Swenson, Andrew Swenson and Samuel Swenson; two great grands, Briella and Bryson Nichols. He was always excited when someone told him he would be a grandfather again.