Swanson, Shane C.

August 27, 1976 - July 4, 2017

Texas Country Music lost one of its greatest fans on Independence Day!

Shane C. Swanson
Born 27 Aug 1976

Shane was born in Fargo, North Dakota to Bonnie (Bitker) Swanson and the late David T. Swanson. He had two brothers, Rob and Jason Swanson, three nephews, Steffen (Michelle), David and Ryan, and four great-nieces with one on the way! Shane also had that special person in his life Brenda Larson, and  MANY, MANY RELATIVES AND FRIENDS THAT ARE NOT MENTIONED!

Shane moved with his family from Moorhead, Minnesota to Edinburg, Texas when he was two years old, where he claimed the title of TEXAN! He was a through and through fan of the Texas lifestyle. Shane may have moved back to Minnesota for a while, but if you asked him, Texas was where he hung his hat.

Shane was a loving soul who always had open arms to give a hug to those he knew, or didn’t know!! He loved the simple things in life like his dog Ty, a game of bingo or just a plain old day of fishing. Oh yeah, and an ice cold beer! He had a knack for making people laugh even with his off-key sense of humor at times.  Shane had a kind heart and if they needed someone to talk to, he would be willing to listen and even give some advice at times. (Most knew to be careful with that!)

In true Texan style, Shane took on his diagnosis of lung cancer with a “Don’t feel sorry for me I got this” attitude. In fact most people didn’t even know he was in a battle with cancer! He just didn’t want everyone worrying about him. Well, Cancer may have won the battle, but Shane won the war!  He is in heaven waiting at the door to give everyone a great big HUG and a “Love Ya Dear” to his friends!

Shane will have a grave side service at the River Side Cemetery in Moorhead, Minnesota at 3pm Tuesday, July 11th followed by a Celebration of Life dinner 4pm, at the American Legion, 303 30th St N, Moorhead.

Shane would have told you to not waste money on flowers, but a donation to the local dog shelter in his name that would be appreciated.

Arrangements are under the direction of:
ARIA Cremation Service & Funeral Home
19310 Preston Road, Dallas, Texas 75252

13 replies on “Swanson, Shane C.”

Yvonne & Jaime Salinas says:

Bonnie, Love & Prayers for you and your entire family.

Jason Schneider says:

‎Jason Schneider‎ to Shane Swanson
July 4 at 1:14pm ·
You beat me there Shane! I am so happy we got to talk the other day! You made it home before I could, you lucky duck! I’m glad we got to talk to the LORD together!
Just the other day, Jr. High, I was fighting people away from bullying/picking on you as you did the same for Annia and others! Just the other day has become years since! When the LORD opened his door to you this morning you left our presence and entered HIS! You now get to experience the JOY of your eternal inheritance as a child of GOD! I am jealous of you, man! We both know – this ain’t goodbye. I’ll see you soon, Bro! This will not be in vain – I’ll be sure of it! Our inside joke, as you used to call me – Your “LA-Law” man. I love you, Shane!
Psalm 116:15
Precious in the sight of the LORD is the death of his saints.

Jason Schneider says:

Is anything happening in Texas for Shane’s home going?

Michael Contreras says:

Shane was a dear friend who was loved by many. Your going to be missed by many and never forgotten. Love you bro till we meet again my friend

Sheila Sonny LaFromboise says:

Sonny and myself met Shane at Vics bar bingo and he was so open minded, never judgemental and always made everyone withen ear shot of him,laugh! He would always guarantee a fun atmosphere if you were lucky enough to be seated next to him.We were saddened to hear if Shane’s passing and honored to have met this beautiful soul.

Belinda Anaya says:

My condolences to you and your family. Praying that our Heavenly Father gives you strength and hope in knowing that Shane is HOME🙏

debbie baker says:

Didn’t know you for very long, but you made a friend in me! I wish I had known you were headed back for that last treatment so I could have given you a hug! We will miss you coming over to visit & have a beer! Rest easy now my friend!

Maj. Luke Bird says:

I had the privilege to have met Shane when we were in high school. He went to Memorial where I went to Sharyland. We would hang out at Franks on the weekends looking for the next get together. He was a very funny guy and made the experience that much greater. Sorry to see you go so soon, Shane. We all will end up where you are. You just got there a little earlier than the rest. Love you, buddy.

Glen Bentley says:

Shane you will truly be missed. I remember on December 26, 2015 when our house was hit by the tornado and I call Jason to help cover it, you didn’t hesitate to come too. And both Linda Christine and I remember you spending time with Linda Christine calming her as th email rest of us tried to cover what we could of the house. It was you happy spirit that really help Linda Christine and I am grateful for that. You were always there for Jason and we truly lost a great guy. R.I.P. Shane you will be missed.

Becky J. Pigg Black says:

Swanson Family
So sorry for your loss. Prayers for all. Your forever Guardian Angel.

Lora says:

I am so sorry for your loss. The grief we experience when we lose a loved one is one of the most difficult things we go through. Please take comfort in know our Heavenly Father cares for you and sees your pain. (1Peter 5:7) He has promised us a hope for the future at Revelation 21:3 & 4. Meditating on this hope may help you to cope during this difficult time. My deepest sympathy to you all.

Irma says:

Shane was a friend of my twins James and John Cavazos. They attended Freddy Gonzalez Elementary in Edinburg. I would drop the twins at the nearby school. After I get home I would see Shane looking at a ant hole or looking at a bird and I would say ” Shane, the school bell already rang at school. He would look up and smiled and said really and he would turn around and go home. I always wondered if his mom was home. My condolences yo the family. Heaven gained an angel!

Vanessa Garza says:

I’m so sorry it took me so long to think about you.For some reason you popped in my head last night and I found out you were gone.You and I had a crazy friendship in high school. We would fight and the next day we were like glue.I love you friend. I will see you second period for Spanish class.All my love to you and your family.

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