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Kenneth Swart

Kenneth “Kenny” Swart, age 63, of Heaton, ND, died peacefully Thursday, December 5, 2019, at Sanford Health in Fargo surrounded by his loving family.

Kenneth Doyal Swart, was born August 1, 1956, in Mandan, ND, he was the son of Lester and Mary (Hood) Swart. Kenny grew up in Heaton and he attended school in Fessenden, ND.

Kenny enlisted in the U.S. Air Force serving from January 29, 1974 to January 28, 1978.  He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant. Upon his discharge, Kenny attended the Police Academy in 1978, and was a Deputy Sheriff until 1985. He then trucked for four years. In 1989, Kenny started working for the Canadian Pacific Railroad for one year and then switched over to Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad; Kenny worked his way up the ladder through hard work and dependability. He continued working there until he retired in the summer of 2018.

Kenny was blessed with four children, Bridgett, Jessica, Kristine and Jacob. His family was his pride and joy, he loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren whom he adored. Kenny was an extraordinary carpenter and a jack of all trades. He enjoyed the great outdoors, he spent time hunting, fishing, camping, and riding his Harley Davidson when the opportunity presented itself. Kenny was also a member of the Brotherhood of Maintenance Way Union.

He is survived by his four children, Bridgett, Jessica, Kristine and Jacob; three siblings Lavonna, Gary and Kevin; three grandchildren; many nieces and nephews.

Kenny is preceded in death by his parents Lester and Mary; one brother Dan.

A special thanks to all of Kenny’s friends who stood by his side throughout the years, all the Doctors, Nurses and all of the Staff who took special care of him and Evans Funeral Home for helping us throughout our time of need.

Visitation one hour prior to service.

Funeral Service will be Wednesday, December 11, 2019 at 10:00AM at Evans Funeral Home, Carrington.

Burial will be held at the Heaton Cemetery at a later date.

Posted Condolences:


  1. The world lost a good man. Prayers for your family during this difficult time. Know that he loved you all and is watching over you as you miss him.

  2. I will miss Kenny as we were good friends growing up together and when I moved to Heaton and attended school in Fessenden he made it a lot easier as he was the only person I knew in that school. He talked me into joining the air force as we joined together and we both got stuck in Minot air base. This summer I stopped into see him and caught up then I talked to him in menards a month ago. I will miss him. I must say we had fun growing up even if we both got into trouble at times. Prayers for you and your family Kenny……!

  3. Prayers to the family of Ken. If anyone could get a chuckle out of you or get your attention it was Ken, he was not afraid to tell you what his opinion was. I couldn’t enjoyed working with anyone else as Ken on the BNSF Railroad we had many good times together, he will be missed.


  5. Rest in Peace Kenny, You will be missed. Always fun catching up during Deer Hunting, many great stories & laughs were made.

    Kids, you are all in our minds & hearts through this tough time.

    Love Uncle Eric , Angie & Kids.

  6. So sorry to just learn of Kenny’s passing as we didn’t even know he was sick.
    Kenny was a good guy who always made us laugh and he would always say hi when we would see him.
    Had some good times throughout our younger years and if only we could remember all the “close” calls we had.
    Thank you for being my friend!
    Rest in peace my friend and may our dear Lord welcome you into His Kingdom.


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