Irl "Ole" C. Swensen was born March 13, 1936 at Wakonda. His parents were Art and Ethel (Fodness) Swensen.
He married Fern Ellison on Dec. 10, 1955 in Wakonda where they lived for many years. He drove truck for many years until poor health forced his retirement. Irl enjoyed joking with everyone, telling trucking stories and making new friends. He enjoyed fishing, woodworking and visiting.
Irl passed away on Oct. 8, 2005 at his home. He had attained he age of 69.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Leslie, a sister Clara, and an infant brother.
Irl is survived by his wife, Fern of Yankton; a son, Paul, of Sydney, Australia; a daughter, Christy (Cliff) Haines of Elk Point; two grandchildren, Eric and Elysia of Elk Point; two sisters, Alice (Glenn) Sample of Sioux Falls and Connie (Tom) Grass of Yankton; and many other relatives and friends.
Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 15 at 10 a.m. in Christ the King Lutheran Church, Yankton.