LuVerne Simonson

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LuVerne Simonson

LuVerne Simonson
July 22, 1935-March 21, 2016
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LuVerne Simonson, age 80, of Benson, died on Monday morning, March 21, 2016, at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, March 26, at 11:00 a.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson, with the Rev. Gary Brandenburg officiating. Visitation will be held from 10:00 am to 11:00 am at the church on Saturday. Burial will follow the service at the Lake Hazel Cemetery, rural Benson.

LuVerne Simonson, age 80, was born on July 22, 1935, in Camp Lake Township, the son of Karney and Inez (Loen) Simonson. He was baptized in 1935 at Immanuel Lutheran Church and in 1951 he was confirmed by the Rev Nasheim. He attended grade school at District # 54 and graduated from Benson High School in 1954.

On February 8, 1958, LuVerne was united in marriage to Beatrice June Pederson at East Zion Lutheran Church by Pastor L. C. Anderson. Together they shared in over 58 years of marriage. They settled on the farm in Camp Lake Township. He farmed for most of his life; however he worked on the space program for Honeywell for 7 and ½ years, living in Crystal, Minnesota. He returned to farming in 1967 and retired at the age of 72. He was involved with 4-H and later served as a leader. He served on the Camp Lake Township board for 19 years. He enjoyed farming, hunting, trapping, watching western movies, and spending time with his grandchildren. He was a member of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church and served on many committees through the years.

He was called from this life on Monday Morning, March 21, 2016 at the Glacial Ridge Hospital in Glenwood. LuVerne is survived by his wife Beatrice of Benson, his children Randal (Paula) Simonson of Catlin, Illinois, Julie (Kevin) Rysdahl of St. Michael, and Richard Simonson of Kearney, Nebraska; five grandchildren Samuel Simonson, Nathan Simonson, Luke Rysdahl, Grace Rysdahl, and Ryan Rysdahl; siblings LaVonne (James) Nesheim of Minneapolis and Ronald Simonson of Benson; a sister in law Wanda Warnke of Minneapolis, and a brother in law John (Arlene) Pederson of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin; and nieces and nephews Pamela Wilson, Renee (Bob) Erko, David (Pam) Warnke, Penny (Scott) Thalacker, Linda Pederson, and Oliver Pederson. He is preceded in death by his parents Karney and Inez, and his father and mother in law Oliver and Jennie Pederson. Blessed be his memory.

Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson. www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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