Amanda Frances Swanson, age 39, of Melrose, died June 19, 2020,  with family by her side.

A celebration of life will be at 1 p.m., Friday, June 26, at the River of Life Church in Sauk Centre, with the Rev. Kyle Peterson officiating. A private inurnment will take place at a later date.

Visitation will be from noon to 1 p.m. Friday at the church.

Mandie was born Sept. 2, 1980, in Fargo, North Dakota. She grew up in the Fargo-Moorhead area and graduated from Moorhead High School in 1999. She attended dental school in Minneapolis, where she became a dental  assistant. Mandie was proud of her years in the field, working at dental clinics in the Alexandria area as well as working with the Minnesota National Guard giving dental care.

Mandie moved to Melrose with her son, Gabe, where she met her best friend and love of her life as well as her rock, Joe Woeste. Joe stood by her and helped her throughout her many health issues. Through her struggles, Mandie kept her dental license current always hopeful for the day she would be able to return to her profession. More than anything, Mandie wanted to see her son Gabe, who she loved with all her heart, grow to adulthood.

Mandie had a heart of gold and loved to help anyone she could. She will be deeply missed by those who knew and loved her.

Mandie is survived by her son, Gabe Swanson of Melrose; fiancé, Joe Woeste of Melrose; parents, Craig (Deb) Fink of Moorhead, Ted (Tamara) Lund of Ohio; brother, Ted, Jr. (Jess) Lund of Pennsylvania; niece, Quinn Lund; Joe’s father, Don “Big Guy” (Agnes) Woeste of Melrose; Joe’s family; along with many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Mandie is also survived by numerous extended family and friends who she loved.

Mandie was preceded in death by her mother, Brenda Heley Lund; grandparents, Ray and Lois Heley, Tom and Penny Diebert, Don Fink, and Ruth Thomas; and aunt, Becky Webb.

Per Mandie’s request, please do not send flowers.

Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.          

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