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Marc M Swanson

June 23, 2020


Swanson, Marc

Age 61, of Maplewood

On June 23, 2020

Marc, our “shooting star” in life, died peacefully with Paul Alme his husband and partner of 21 years at his side. Preceded in death by his father Kenneth Swanson. Survived by Paul and Marc’s mother, Eloise Swanson of Little Canada, MN, sister Michele Swanson of Falcon Heights, MN, nieces Micaela Rodriguez of Maplewood, MN, Taylor Baldwin of Rochester, MN, Katherine Baldwin of Moorhead, MN, Lauren Potter of Fargo, ND, nephew Benjamin Williams of Fargo, ND, and many, many friends.

Born and raised on the East Side of St. Paul, Marc graduated from Harding High School in 1977 and then attended St. Cloud State University. He lived and breathed real estate, owned his own catering business, and traveled the world.

Marc was a lifelong advocate for gay rights and championed AIDS/HIV research.A loyal friend, gourmet cook, and welcoming host, his impromptu happy hours, dinner parties, infectious laugh, and risqué stories will be greatly missed.

The family would like to acknowledge the nurses, staff, and doctors of Regions Hospital for the outstanding care and comfort provided.

Arrangements at Bradshaw, 651-489-1349. A private celebration of life will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to Face to Face, Homeless Youth and Safe Zone, 1165 Arcade Street, Saint Paul, MN 55106. You may also donate online at


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