On March 30, 2001, a five-pound 10oz. Baby boy, given the name Blake Richard came into this world to bless us with his heart of gold. This easy-going, good baby grew into a young man. Blake loved basketball growing up. After graduating high school he started working for Miller Chevrolet performing auto detailing. Cars were his passion, in his own time he enjoyed the satisfaction after completing a job, making repairs and tuning them into souped-up cars! He frequently attended car meets and had recently purchased his dream car a Nissan 350Z, that he had plans to redo. No matter what Blake tried he mastered. He was a strong, capable, explorative soul. He welcomed everyone he met with his carefree personality. Blake loved the comfort of being home with his parents, snuggling with his cat Maui, and spending time with his brother Zachary. Fond memories have been shared of his time as a child camping with his grandparents and going down screaming hill with his cousins. Cherished memories were made during a road trip with his friend Evan to Tennessee.
Blake is survived by his parents, Kelly and Steve Swanson; birth father, Clinton Swanson; brother, Zachary Swanson; grandparents, Richard and Susan Devalk; and step-grandma, Cheryl Swanson; many cousins and friends. He is preceded in death by his step-grandpa, Robert Swanson.
A Funeral Service will take place on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 at the Dare's Funeral and Cremation Services Chapel at 11:00 AM. A visitation will take place one hour prior to the service at the chapel. Burial will immediately follow the service at the Orono Cemetery in Elk River, MN.
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