DEATH NOTICES

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Richard “Ric” McGinty, 69, Benson

Richard “Ric” McGinty, 69, died at his home in Benson on Wednesday, March 25.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday March 30, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson. Interment will be in St. Bridget’s Catholic Cemetery in De Graff.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. with a Rosary at 4:30 pm, on Sunday March 29, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.  Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Hildagard “Toots” Wood, 87, formerly of Murdock

Hildagard “Toots” Wood, 87, formerly of Murdock, died   Thursday evening, March 19, 2015  at the Swift County Benson Hospital in Benson, Minnesota.  
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Saturday, March 28,  with visitation one hour prior, at the Evangelical Free Church in Benson.  Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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Shirley Anne Heinecke, 77, Denver, formerly of Benson

Shirley Anne Heinecke, 77, died Monday, March 9, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.  
Shirley was born  April 30, 1937, in Wisner, Nebraska, to Henry and Hulda (Baer) Heinecke as the fifth of six children.
In 1950, the Heinecke family moved to a farm in Cashel Township, Swift County, Minnesota.  
In 1954, Shirley graduated from Benson High School, Benson, Minnesota.  During the 1960’s and 1970’s in Benson, Shirley was a devoted mother of three to Daniel, Jerome and Jacqulynn Larson.   She loved watching her children play sports and participate in many other activities.  
She worked in Benson banking for many years until she moved in 1980 to the Denver, Colorado area.  She continued working in banking until her retirement in 2004.  

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Gerald “Jerry” Rodger Giese, 76, of Appleton

Gerald “Jerry” Rodger Giese, 76, of Appleton, Minnesota died  March 4, 2015, at his home.  
Funeral services were Wednesday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shible Township with Pastor Donald Klatt officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  
Gerald was born September 7, 1938 in Moyer Township, Swift County, Minnesota, the son of Carl and Stella (Mulvihill) Giese.  Jerry was a member of the First Baptist Church in Appleton and was baptized  July 17, 1955 by Pastor Ed Koph.  He was raised in the Appleton area and attended country school, District #43 through grade six and then attended Appleton High School where he graduated in 1957.
Jerry enlisted in the Minnesota National Guard until his honorable discharge in 1964.  

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Dorothy D. Lansverk, 84, of rural Murdock

Dorothy D. Lansverk, 84, of rural Murdock, died Sunday evening, March 8, 2015 at the Belgrade Nursing Home in Belgrade.
Funeral services were 1 p.m. Friday, March 13, at Hope Lutheran Church in Sunburg.  Interment was at the Spring Creek Lutheran Cemetery near Sunburg.  Visitation was 5-7 p.m. Thursday, March 12, at Peterson Brothers Sunburg Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the church.
Dorothy Delores Lansverk was born October 23, 1930 in Starbuck, Minnesota, the daughter of Henry and Josephina (Hendrickson) Olson.  She grew up on the family farm on Lake Johanna near Brooten and attended country school.  Following her schooling, she began working on the farm.  
October 17, 1953, she married Clarence I. Lansverk in Benson.  They made their home in Coon Rapids and Dorothy worked at Pilgrim Cleaners.

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Harlan Long, 84, of Glenwood

Harlan Long, 84, of Glenwood, Minnesota died Monday, March 9, 2015 surrounded by his family in Glenwood.  
A memorial service was held  11 a.m. Saturday, March 14 at Glenwood Lutheran Church.  Visitation was Friday from 5-7 p.m. at the funeral home in Glenwood continued one hour prior to the service at the church  Saturday.  
Harlan “Huey” Wayne Long the son of Forrest “Fay” and Emma (Elness) Long was born September 2, 1930 on his grandparents farm in Christiania Township, Jackson County, Minnesota.  He grew up in Windom, Minnesota and graduated from Windom High School.  
January 11, 1952 Harlan entered the United States Marines.  He served his country and was honorably discharged  January 10, 1954.  After his discharge, Harlan returned to Windom to help care for his mother who had cancer.

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Deloris Strom, 93, of Benson, formerly Barrett, MN

Deloris Strom, 93, of Barrett, MN, died on Tuesday, March 17, 2015, surrounded by her family, at the Meadow Lane Nursing Home in Benson.
 
Deloris Ione was born on July 1, 1921, on the family farm in Sanford Township of Elbow Lake, the daughter of Swen and Lillie (Nelson) Swenson. She was baptized and confirmed at Ness Lutheran Church in Elbow Lake and attended the Round Lake School House. After school, Deloris worked various jobs including helping to raise children for friends and neighbors, helping her mother, Lillie, and waitressing at Olson’s Café in Elbow Lake.
 

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Vivian L. Molden, age 80, of Big Bend

Vivian L. Molden, 80, of Big Bend, Minnesota, died Saturday March 14, 2015 at her residence.
Memorial services were held  Friday at 11 a.m. at Big Bend Lutheran Church. Private committal took place in the church cemetery. Visitation was held one hour prior to services that day.  
Vivian Lucille Molden was born  May 9, 1934, in Rosewood Township, rural Montevideo, the daughter of Emil and Myrtle (Johnson) Christenson. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Montevideo and attended District 24 country school. She graduated from Milan Public School in 1952.
For many years, Vivian worked at the Milan Standard and operated the linotype machine. She engaged in house cleaning, catering with her best friend Beatrice, assisted her husband in their farming operation and was a devoted homemaker, wife, mother and grandmother.

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Rosemary A. Dahl, 77, Glenwood

Rosemary A. Dahl, 77, was born on December 22, 1937 in Spirit Lake, Iowa, the daughter of Lawrence and Gertrude (Mathison) Soat.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic Faith.  She grew up and attended school in Terril, Iowa and completed two years of Community College.
 
Rosemary was united in marriage to Dale Dahl on June 15, 1957 in Estherville, Iowa. This union was blessed with over 57 years of marriage; one son, Michael, born in 1961, and twin daughters, Laura and Lisa, born in 1963.  She was a school teacher in Estherville and Terril, Iowa. They moved to Appleton in 1966, where they owned and operated Dahl’s Super Valu grocery stores in Appleton, Benson, and Ashby, Minnesota.
 

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Lucille Irene Diederich, 59, of Redwood Falls, formerly of Benson

Lucille Irene Diederich, 59, of Redwood Falls, Minnesota died Wednesday, March 4, 2015 at the Redwood Falls Area Hospital.  
Mass of Christian Burial was 10:30 a.m., Monday, March 9, 2015, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Visitation was held prior to the service from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at the church.   
Lucille Irene Diederich was born in Benson, Minnesota February 21, 1956, the daughter of Cletus Matthew and Doris Louise (Matter) Diederich.  She was baptized and confirmed at St. Francis Catholic Church.  Lucille grew up in the Benson area and graduated from St. Francis Catholic School and Benson Senior High School in 1974, and attended the University of Minnesota in Morris for two years.  She worked at Jennie-O, and at the West Central Tribune subscription department in Willmar, and various jobs in the Benson and Willmar area.  

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