Deloris E. Herfindahl

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AUGUST 16, 1926 – FEBRUARY 26, 2017
Deloris Elverna Herfindahl, age 90, of Belgrade, Minnesota, formerly of Benson, died Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Glacial Ridge Health System Hospital.  Visitation will be from 3 – 5 p.m., Sunday, March 5, 2017, at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  Visitation will continue from 10– 11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., Monday,   March 6, 2017, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Interment will be in Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church Cemetery in Benson, MN.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home.
Deloris Elverna Herfindahl was born August 16, 1926, to Gilman and Elsie Devitt (Dahl) Rust in Glenwood,   Minnesota.  She was baptized September 24, 1926, by Rev. A.H. Belgum and confirmed September 7, 1941, by Rev. E.O. Barsness at the Chippewa Falls Lutheran Church.
Deloris grew up in Chippewa Falls Township near the community of Terrace, Minnesota.  She graduated from Pope County District #69 and Glenwood High School in 1945.  On June 2, 1946, Deloris was united in marriage to Reuben Garfield Herfindahl at the Chippewa Falls Lutheran Church by Rev. Leonard Thompson.    This union was blessed with more than 52 years of marriage, 3 children, 5 grandchildren, and nine great-grandchildren.  They lived and farmed in Benson Township from 1946 until she moved to Scofield Place in 2009.  During this time, Deloris was a dedicated mother, farm-wife, creative homemaker and avid gardener.
As their children became older, she had the opportunity to fulfill her lifelong dream to go to college attending the University of Minnesota in Morris and graduated in 1965 with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in English.  Later she attended St Cloud State and studied for her Master’s Degree in Library Science.  Deloris taught at Barrett High School in 1965-66, Boyd High School from 1966 thru 1971, and Bellingham High School from 1971 thru 1992.  She was an avid reader and was always up for travel and adventure.  In her retirement Deloris especially loved traveling with and visiting her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.  She was a member of the Sons of Norway, Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, and Farmers Union.
Deloris was called from this life on Sunday, February 26, 2017, at Glacial Ridge Health System Hospital in Glenwood, Minnesota.  She attained 90 years, 6 months, and 10 days of age.
She is survived by her children: Garfield (Stacy) Herfindahl of Glenwood, Marshall (Beverly) Herfindahl of Boyd, and Grant (Hege) Herfindahl of Benson; grandchildren: Eston Herfindahl, Arie Herfindahl, Reuben (Caroline) Herfindahl, Ingvild (Patrick Quint) Herfindahl, and Erland (Esther) Herfindahl; great-grandchildren: Morgan Herfindahl, Grant R. Herfindahl, Halvard Herfindahl, Annelise Herfindahl, Anders Herfindahl - Quint, Johanna Herfindahl - Quint, Torsten Herfindahl - Quint, Nils Herfindahl, and Ove Herfindahl.
Deloris was preceded in death by her parents, Gilman and Elsie Devitt Rust; brother, DeWayne Rust; and her husband, Reuben G. Herfindahl on April 22, 1999.  Blessed be her memory.
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