Master Sergeant Boyd Vernon Swenson, USAF Retired, age 78, of Long Beach, passed away on Wednesday, January 11, 2023, at home surrounded by his family.
Mr. Swenson was preceded in death by his parents, Swen and Edna Swenson of Bucyrus, North Dakota. Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Rita Swenson of Long Beach; his son, Travis Swenson and his wife, Betsy; his siblings, Vince Swenson, Darrel Swenson, Leanne Fried (Marlin), Melody Monson (Ron), Lynette Kvanvig, Donzetta Strandjord (Eric) and Steven Swenson (Cheryl); and his grandchildren, Scott, Juliet, Mark and Luke.
Mr. Swenson was a native of Bucyrus, North Dakota, and has been a resident of Long Beach since 1986. He retired as a Master Sergeant from the United States Air Force (1962-1982) serving in the Vietnam War. After retiring from the Air Force, Boyd worked as an Electrician with Bruce’s Electric in Long Beach for 20 plus years. Boyd was a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Long Beach.
Friends are invited to join the family for visitation and services on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Grace Lutheran Church, Long Beach. Visitation will be held from 12 Noon to 12:30 p.m., with the funeral service at 12:30 p.m. Following services, Boyd will be laid to rest at Biloxi National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in Boyd’s memory to Grace Lutheran Church, 19221 Pineville Road, Long Beach, MS 39560. Serving the family is Riemann Family Funeral Home, Long Beach. The online guestbook may be signed, and memories shared at www.riemannfamily.com