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Former principal Wilbur Swenson dies at age 83

A longtime Havre educator, still active in the community after retiring as Havre Junior High School principal in 1979, died this morning.

Wilbur Swenson, principal of the junior high for 27 years, died at the Northern Montana Care Center of pancreatic cancer. He was 83.

Margaret Swenson, his wife of 58 years, said the diagnosis of his illness came as a surprise.

"There were no symptoms until the middle of June," she said this morning. "He never smoked. He was in such good health."

Swenson was active in many state and community organizations. The Kiwanis pancake breakfast during last month's Fe...


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