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John Svien, age 66, of Kenyon, died Monday, November 30 at his home following a long illness.
John Anthony Svien, Jr. was born on June 9, 1954 in Faribault, the son of John A. and Jannes (Hauge) Svien, Sr. He grew up in the Kenyon area and attended Kenyon High School. He worked as a farmer and had various other jobs early in life. John was a self-taught welder and worked in welding for a few years for Cannon Equipment and was a welder for Hancock Manufacturing for 25 years. On March 3, 1997 John was united in marriage to Monica Scheiber in Decatur, IL. He enjoyed going to casinos, deer hunting, and loved farming.
Survivors include his wife Monica of Kenyon, son Johnny (Jennifer) Svien of New Prague, daughter Meghan Svien of Cannon Falls; granddaughters Samantha, Katelyn, and Abigail; sisters JoAnn (Ron) Peterson of Kenyon, and Jeanette (Blair) Baalson of Kenyon; as well as nieces and nephews.
John was preceded in death by his parents John and Jannes, his sister Virginia (Roar) Nesseth, aunts, uncles, a nephew, and his grandparents.
A walk-through visitation will be from 3-5:00 pm, Friday, December 11, at Lundberg Funeral Home, 5839 Hwy 19 Blvd, Cannon Falls, Mn 55009. Masks and social distancing will be required. There will be a private family prayer service following at 5 pm. Interment will be in the Vang Lutheran Cemetery at a later date.