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Delores Vera Olen age 84 of Orono

Delores Vera Olen age 84 of Orono passed away on Saturday, June 27. Born on February 20, 1931 in Breckenridge, MN, she grew up in the Nashua/Tintah area. After graduating from Tintah High School, she attended Wahpeton School of Science. United in marriage to George Albert Olen on July 7th, 1957, she enjoyed a long career working for US Bank and Pitney Bowes. She was member of Peace Lutheran Church in Plymouth and trusted in her Savior. Delores had a unique quality of always being interested in each person she met. Family and friends were important to her and she loved her grandchildren above all. Preceded in death by husband, George; parents, John and Edna Durner; and brother, Darwin. She is survived by daughter, Debra (Dave) Prazak; grandchildren, Seth, Caleb, Rachel and Rebekah; sisters, Jeanette (Lloyd) Keller, Joyce Riess; sister-in-law, Jeanette Sandven, and several nieces and nephews.

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Walsh, Sister Julitta, CSJ, age 92, of St. Paul

Walsh, Sister Julitta, CSJ, age 92, of St. Paul, died at Carondelet Village on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Julia Longman and Francis Walsh; her siblings and their spouses, Joe (Irma), Mary (Irv) Helgeson, Jim (Ann), Leo (Lou), Irene (Art) Diederich, Ed (Vi), Larry (Gert), Sister Dorothy, CSJ, Bill, Gert (Jim) Rutledge, Dick Lever and Rose Walsh.

Her first ministry was teaching the primary grades in several schools over twenty years in the Twin City area, in Ghent, MN and in Grand Forks, ND. She spent the next forty years in religious education and in parish ministry, of which over thirty were spent in Nashville, TN and Columbia, MO. She was known for her hard work and for her sense of humor. She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Lever, her brother, Thomas, and her sister-in-law, Pat Walsh; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, the Sisters of St. Joseph and Consociates and her faithful caregivers at Carondelet Village.

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Kenneth D. Feda, 88, Benson

Kenneth D. Feda, 88, died Tuesday, June 23 at the Golden Living Center in Benson, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. A visitation was held  Sunday, June 28 from 4:30-6:30 at the St. Francis Catholic Church  with a rosary prayer service at 5:30. Interment and lunch followed the services.
Ken was born November 22, 1926 in Muskegon, Michigan to Robert and Olga (Lund) Feda. In 1931, the family moved to Alexandria, Minnesota. Kenneth went to Central High School in Alexandria and graduated in 1945.
In 1945, he was drafted in the Army. He served in the Medical Corp and was stationed at 183rd General Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska.
Ken was married to Theresa Thoennes in 1952 and they were blessed with four children. In 1993, he married Linda Albright.

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Velma Ann Marie Amundson, 86, formerly of the Benson area

Velma Ann Marie Amundson, 86, formerly of the Benson area, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at the Talahi Care Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  
Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 7, at 11 a.m., at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Visitation will be held Monday, July 6 from 4-7 p.m., with a parish prayer service at 6 p.m., and for one hour prior to service at the church  Tuesday.  
Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, Minnesota. www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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Bernice Loe, 90, of New Ulm, formerly of Ridgeway on German

Bernice Loe, 90, of New Ulm, formerly of Ridgeway on German, died Monday, June 22, 2015 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm.  
Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm with Father Sam Wagner celebrating the Mass.  
Burial followed in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.  
Visitation was from 9 - 10:30 a.m.  Thursday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, north chapel, in New Ulm.  
Bernice is survived by daughters: Karen (Art) Forte of Glenwood, Lu Ann Peterson (special friend Tom Haas) of New Ulm, Susan Peterson of Mankato, Amy (Dennis) Jobgen of Danvers; sons: Gary (Jane) Peterson of Granada, David (Lilly) Peterson of Meade, Colorado, Danny Peterson of Dillon, Colorado; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Eldon Peterson, her second husband, Hollis Loe, and a brother, Nick Schuckert, Jr.

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Ret. Col. Paul S. Bjorngjeld, 81, Texas (formerly Danvers)

Ret. Col. Paul S. Bjorngjeld, 81, was reunited with his wife and best friend Donna in heaven on April 23, 2015 after both battling cancer.  Paul was born April 4, 1934 in Benson, Minnesota.  He was the son of the late Sidney and Alma (Pederson) Bjorngjeld of Danvers, MN.  

Paul attended St Cloud College and then the University of Minnesota where he received his doctorate degree in Dentistry in 1958. He married his wife Donna Nelson from Benson, MN on August 20th, 1958.  He initially practiced as a Dentist in Glenwood Minnesota for a brief time and then enlisted in the US Army where he served 20 years as an officer serving in areas including the Korean War and 3 years at SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe), Belgium where he provided dentistry to the then US Secretary of Defense, Alexander Hague.

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Orrin “Ray” Retrum, age 97, Benson

Ray Retrum, 97, died on Monday morning, June 29, at the Glenwood Retirement Village. Funeral Services will be held at 11:00 am, Friday, July 3, at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be held from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm on Thursday, July 2, at the Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson and also for one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will follow the service at the West Bank Cemetery. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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Gale W. Skold, age 87, Benson

Gale W. Skold, age 87, died on Sunday Morning, June 28, at the Glenwood Retirement Village. Memorial services will be held at 2:00 pm on Thursday, July 2, 2015, at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be held from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm on Thursday at the church. A private family burial will take place on a later date at the Benson City Cemetery. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is in charge of the arrangements.

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Jeanette J. Saunders, age 87, Benson

Jeanette J. Saunders, age 87, died Saturday evening the result of an automobile accident in Chippewa County.
Funeral Services were Friday, July 3rd, 2015, at the Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ Church in Benson with Reverend William Warnock officiating.  Burial was in the Benson City Cemetery.
Jeanette was born in Elbow Lake, Minnesota on April 30, 1928, the daughter of Jay and Alice (Degendorfer) Henrichs.  She grew up in rural Stevens County and graduated from Hoffman High School.  She attended Normal Training in Glenwood, and taught in Stevens and Swift Counties.

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Roger Logan, 77, of Anoka

Roger Logan, 77, of Anoka passed away at home on Friday, June 19. A memorial service will be held 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 23, 2015 at Miller Funeral Home, 6210 Highway 65 N.E., Fridley. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service at the funeral home.  Burial will be held 4 p.m. June 23 in the Benson City Cemetery in Benson, MN.
Survived by children, Mark (Laurie), Sheryl; granddaughter, Tayler Varcoe; siblings, Rosabelle (Kenneth) Hensch, Rosemary Erickson; sister-in-law, Sandra Logan; and many other loving relatives.  Preceded in death by his parents and many siblings.
In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.

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