Penny Bertek

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Penny Lee Elizabeth Bertek

May 17, 1950 • August 29, 2018

Penny Lee Elizabeth Bertek, 68, of Benson, Minnesota, passed away Wednesday, August 29, 2018, at her home under Hospice care.  Visitation was from 2-3 p.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 3 p.m., Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Interment was in Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis, Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at 1:05 p.m.  

Penny Lee Elizabeth Bertek was born May 17, 1950, the daughter of Dory Gloria Helliksen and Lewjay Bertek in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith.  Penny grew up in Detroit Lakes and graduated from Detroit Lakes High School.  She lived in Arizona where she worked as a Flight Attendant.  She retired here in Benson.

July 5, 1991, Penny was united in marriage to Hugh Joseph Muehlberg, Jr.  This union was blessed with more than 20 years of marriage.  Penny truly enjoyed horseback riding, shopping, decorating for Christmas, and spending time with her girls and grandchildren.

Penny was called from this life Wednesday, August 29, 2018, in her home under Hospice care.  She attained the age of 68 years, three months and 12 days.

She is survived by her mother, Dory Helliksen; children: Tamera (Rick) Evans of Sacramento, CA, Angela Ellingson of Benson, and Angelique Stallman of Frazee; grandchildren: Ashley, 26, Austin, 21, Taylor, 10, Shania, 19, Skylure, 14, and Christian, 10; siblings: Perry Bertek, Jay Bertek, Liz Bertek (Mike Hendrick), and Charly (Tracey) Bertek; and many nieces and nephews.

Penny was preceded in death by her father, Lewjay Bertek; her husband, Hugh Muehlberg, Jr., March 12, 2012; Grandma Helliksen; and nephew, George Bertek.  

Blessed be the memory of Penny Bertek.
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Arrangements were with Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson.

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