Joan M. Svenning

Joan M. (Bartko) Svenning, 78, Forest Lake, died Sunday, Feb. 12, 2012.

A funeral service will take place at 11 a.m., Thursday, Feb. 16 at Faith Lutheran Church, 886 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake.

Visitation is from 5-7 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 15 at  Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Drive, Forest Lake, and one hour prior to the service at church on Thursday.

Interment will be at Scandinavian Cemetery, Forest Lake.

She is survived by one sister, Donna (Richard) Flinn; brother-in-law, David Svenning; nephew, Robert (Laura) Flinn; special friend, Merten Schell, his son Scott, and daughter Dinah Burgess.

She was preceded in death by her parents, John and Mary Bartko; husband, Robert Svenning; and one sister, Ruth (Bernard) Horejsi.

Memorials are preferred to Faith Lutheran Church and may be sent in care of Mattson Funeral Home.