Shirley A. Loen

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Shirley A. Loen

Shirley A. Loen
May 11, 1942 • April 26, 2016

Shirley A. Loen, 73, of Benson, Minnesota died  Tuesday morning, April 26, 2016 at the Gabriel House in Murdock.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m.  Saturday, April 30 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation was held  Friday, April 29 from 5-8 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson and continued for one hour prior to the service at the church, Saturday.

Shirley Ann Loen was born  May 11, 1942 in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of Lloyd Melvin and Alice Elizabeth (Coryell) Lee.  She grew up on the farm in rural Benson and was baptized and confirmed at Lake Hazel Lutheran Church. She attended Benson schools and later attended St. Cloud State College.

December 22, 1962, she was united in marriage to Bruce Stanley Loen at Lake Hazel Lutheran Church. This union was blessed with over 52 years of marriage.

She was a farm wife, mother, and she worked at the Swift County Extension Office, where she developed the clover bud program. She worked in sales at Barbara J’s and in quality control at Inovex. She was a member of the Benson FFA Alumni Chapter and 4-H.

She enjoyed gardening and music. She loved spending time with family and friends and loved to send cards and notes to the people she cared about.

She delighted in helping with the youth and she taught Sunday school and she was a youth advisor at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson for 18 years. Shirley was called from this life  Tuesday morning, April 26, at the Gabriel House in Murdock. She attained the age of 73 years, 11 months and 16 days.

She is survived by her husband, Bruce, of Benson; her children Nancy Loen (Mark Erickson)  and Jeff Loen; grandchildren Jordan and Rylee Erickson; and a sister Patricia (Rolfe) Gomer; all of Benson.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Alice Lee. Blessed be the memory of Shirley Ann Loen.

Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson assisted the family with the arrangements. www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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