Swen Carl RoseenSwen Carl Roseen passed away at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND surrounded by his family on August 31, 2013 at the age of 88.
Swen was born in Falun, Sweden on August 31, 1925 to Erick and Hildur (Erickson) Roseen. In 1927, the family came to Wisconsin and in 1929, the family moved to the Warroad, MN area. Swen married Violet Cole in 1953. He served four years in the U.S. Navy, stationed at Patuxent River, Maryland. After serving in the Navy, Swen moved back to the Warroad farm and farmed for many years. He worked for the Minnesota State Forestry for 20 years as a mechanic until he retired in 1987.