Agnes “Nessie” Louise Miller Swedlund

Agnes “Nessie” Louise Miller Swedlund

August 7, 1946 – January 25, 2020


Nessie Swedlund passed away on January 25, 2020, after a courageous battle with Multiple Myeloma.  Known for her compassionate and giving personality, she was a loving and caring wife, mother, grandmother, and friend.

Nessie is survived by husband of 50 plus years, Larry Swedlund; children, Kylie Brake (Steven) and Andrew Swedlund (Dallas); grandchildren: Logan and Taylor Brake, Mica and Marshall Swedlund; sister, Jean Lisk; many nieces and nephews.  She was preceded in death by parents, Walter and Marie Miller and sister, Barbara Adams.

Nessie graduated from the University of Nebraska Kearney with a triple major in Psychology, English, and Education and received a master’s degree in School Psychology from the University of Nebraska Omaha.  Nessie worked as a school psychologist from 1969 to 1977, at which time she started a family and proudly described herself as a “professional volunteer,” giving countless hours to organizations including, 36 years on the Clarkson Hospital Service League Board, Omaha Symphony Board of Directors, Omaha Public Library Board, Joslyn Art Museum Association Board Member, Aksarben Women’s Ball Committee, Aksarben Friendship Circle Board-Founding member, Ballet Omaha Board of Directors, American Red Cross Board of Directors, Sacred Heart School Guild Board, Arthritis Foundation Board of Directors, Omaha Zoological Society Board, Friends of the Omaha Zoo Board, Act II Guild Board of Directors, Omaha Burke High School Alumnae Board, was a member of the Omaha Burke High School Hall of Fame and worked with may other organizations.  As a fellow volunteer noted, “there was never a job too small or too big for Nessie.”

Family will receive friends Sunday, February 2nd from 2pm to 4pm, at the West Center Chapel.  CELEBRATION OF LIFE: Monday, February 3rd, 11am, Dundee Presbyterian Church (5312 Underwood Ave.)  In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to Dundee Presbyterian Church, Omaha.




  • Cathy & Ron Brandt Posted January 28, 2020 8:40 am

    Our deepest & sincere sympathies to Larry, Kylie, Drew & families at the loss of Nessie. She was a dear friend & her positive spirit was an inspiration to all of us. We will miss her beautiful smile! We are so sorry we can’t be there to say a [roper goodbye to our friend, Nessie, but we will be out of the country at that time. Our thoughts & prayers are with you all.
    Cathy & Ron Brandt & family

  • Ken, Liz, Payton, and Madison Burnett Posted January 28, 2020 6:16 pm

    Thinking of you, Larry, and your wonderful family. We meet at MDAnderson this past summer. You were so thoughtful and devoted to your beautiful bride. It was a pleasure to meet her, and to get to know you. Praying for comfort and peace for your family. Ken,Liz, Payton and Madison Burnett

  • Mary Jane Rekito Posted January 29, 2020 7:44 am

    I feel blessed to have known Nessie. She was such a sparkling, strong person.
    My condolences and prayers to Larry and family.

  • Maris & Larry Gregg Posted January 29, 2020 7:51 am

    To Nessie’s Loving Family Members,
    What a beautiful spirit! We are so thankful that she was able to experience the marriages of both Kylie and Drew and then the joy of being Grandma to 4 beautiful children. Our hearts have been touched many ;times by her courage and strength, and the way you, Larry, were in this with her all the way! Blessings to all of you.
    With love, Maris & Larry

  • Mike & Sharon Nielsen & Family Posted January 29, 2020 10:41 am

    To Larry, Drew, Kylie and their families.
    Our deepest condolences we will all miss her greatly, we have had many great times together over the years especially as the families were growing up. Her courage and fortitude is unforgettable in her fight against her cancer.
    Our blessings and love to all of you. Mike & Sharon

  • Charlotte Mars Posted January 30, 2020 9:51 am

    So sorry for your loss–Nessie was my neighbor, PEO sister and friend at Beaver Lake and I will miss her.

  • Sandy Uhl Posted January 31, 2020 3:31 pm

    My sincere condolences to the Swedlund family. Nessie’s positive attitude and fighting period was an inspiration to all who knew her. She will be missed!! Wishing you peace knowing how loved by all.

  • Mary Olsen Oman Posted January 31, 2020 8:06 pm

    Nessie was a dear college friend. There was not a kinder, more gentle soul than her. Fortunately, we were able to connect a couple of times through our husband’s insurance trips. Just a few years ago. My deepest condolences to you, Larry, and to your family. She will be missed.

  • Renate Meyer Posted February 1, 2020 6:05 pm

    To Larry, Kylie, Drew and their families,
    It was such a privilege to have known Nessie. She has truly touched my life and the wonderful memories of visits in Germany and Nebraska will always remain very dear. May you find comfort in the many treasured memories of your time together. My thoughts are with you and your family.

  • Dee and John Alexander Posted February 3, 2020 12:01 pm

    Larry and Family: When we think about Nessie, the first word that always comes to mind is AMAZING. She was such a strong person; very determined in the way she dealt with everything. We will miss her tremendously.

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