Don Swenson, service technician at Kibble Equipment, was honored by fellow employees at a retirement celebration last week.

Don Swenson, service technician at Kibble Equipment, was honored by fellow employees at a retirement celebration last week. Swenson, who grew up in Walnut Grove and went to technical school in Canby, joined the John Deere dealership in 1970 working mainly on tractors.

“Forty-five years is a lifetime spent serving the customers here,” said Mark Bruggeman, Kibble general manager. “It is incredible.”

Bruggeman speculated that Swenson would be spending a lot of time fixing Cushman scooters, a special interest of his. “We wish him a great retirement.”