'He was Mr. Hardware': Longtime business owner, community member Chet Swedmark dies
It was never hard to find Chet Swedmark while he was working.
"He always whistled," recalled Anne Sand, one of his three daughters. "You always knew where he was in the store."
Chester "Chet" Swedmark, who owned and operated Swedmark Hardware from 1952 through the early 1990s, died Saturday at age 88.
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