Randall S. “Randy” Swenson

Randall S. “Randy” Swenson, age 73, of Dubuque, IA, completed his earthly journey on April 5, 2023, at Dubuque Specialty Care.  To honor Randy’s life, a private family service is being held.  The Tri-State Cremation Center is humbly serving Randy’s family.


Randy was born on November 20, 1949, in Downers Grove, IL, a son to Richard H. and Lois J. (Johnson) Swenson.  After growing up in the Chicago area, Randy eventually made his way to Dubuque following his parents move to the Galena area.  He decided to invest his time and talents with Barnstead Thermolyne and proudly spent over 20 years there as a quality supervisor while making many friends along the way.  Randy enjoyed life, whether at work or home, and always tried to put a smile on the faces of all who crossed his path each day.  His sense of humor was always on and even with his unwavering dedication to his career, he always had time to share his positive side with others.  In his free-time, Randy never turned down an opportunity to head out to the golf course with friends, but catching a Chicago Bear’s or White Sox game was also among his favorite activities, and even making it to a few NASCAR races when possible always brought him great joy.  Randy was a good and decent man who truly strived to make the world a better place whenever and wherever he could.  We will miss his bright light shining among us, but are forever grateful for the years the Lord was generous enough to share him with us and the abundance of memories which he leaves behind today.  Thank you, Randy, for being the kind of friend people need in their lives and may peace be yours until we all meet again.


Those left behind to cherish the memory of Randy include,


his brother,

William “Bill” (Marian) Swenson, Chicago, IL;


his sister-in-law,

Mary Swenson, Chicago, IL;


his niece,

Leah Holmer;


his nephew,

John Swenson;


his dear friends,

Tony (Robin) Burgmeier, Dubuque, IA;


along with numerous extended family, friends, and neighbors.


Randy was preceded in death by his parents, and his brother, Tom Swenson.


Randy’s family would like to thank the nurses and staff at Dubuque Specialty Care for all of their professional and compassionate care of Randy over the last few years.  Your kindness truly made a difference and for that we are eternally grateful.


Online condolences may be shared with Randy’s family at www.tristatecremationcenter.com

To honor Randy’s life, a private family service is being held.  

2 comments on “Randall S. “Randy” Swenson
  1. Mike Roberts says:

    I met Randy in the early 1970’s when he moved in next door in LaGrange, IL — he later moved into my townhouse for a few years and we had many, many good times including working together for a while. He was a great friend, always funny and quite a sports fan. May he rest in peace

  2. Jack Lusk says:

    Randy was one of my best friends when I lived next door to him in LA Grange, IL. We went to many concerts together. When I moved to the northside of Chicago, Randy came over practically every weekend and we’d go around the Northside with another friend having really good times. RIP Randy, my good friend.

Leave a Condolence:

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *