John Edward Rear, age 68, of Benson
John Edward Rear, 68, of Benson, died Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Swift County Benson Hospital in Benson, Minnesota.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, with Rev. Paul Idstrom officiating. Burial followed the service at the Benson City Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday, January 14, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, and for one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson was in charge of the arrangements. www.zniewskifuneralhome.com
John Edward Rear was born April 6, 1945, in Montevideo, Minnesota, the son of Edward and Agnes (Jorgenson) Rear. He was baptized and confirmed at the Mandt Lutheran Church in rural Montevideo. He grew up in Swenoda Township and graduated from Benson High School in 1963.
April 12, 1970, John was united in marriage to Carolyn M. Ladwig at the United Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake, Minnesota. This union was blessed with more than 43 years of marriage, three children, and four grandchildren. John lived in Swenoda and Torning Townships all his life and was a lifelong farmer. John was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church and served as an usher and on the Church Council. He organized and was a member of the Swift County Corn Growers Association, and was a member of Farm Bureau, and the Swift County Soybean Growers Association.
Among the things John enjoyed were farming, farming, farming, his Green Iron, reading, sports, and spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren, and friends.
John was called from this life Saturday, January 11 at the Swift County Benson Hospital. He attained the age of 68 years, nine months and five days.
John is survived by his wife, Carolyn Rear of Benson; three daughters: Laura Rear of Maple Grove, Janelle (Chad) Notbohm of Miles City, Montana, and Linette (Brandon) Dahl of West Fargo, North Dakota; four grandchildren: Jace, Natalie, and Brynn Notbohm, and Juliana Dahl; and one sister, Jewel Berg of Rolling Meadows, Illinois.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Agnes Rear; and his grandparents.
Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.