DEATH NOTICES

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Todd C. Wordelman

Todd Charles Wordelman, 80, of Port Charlotte, Florida, passed away September 19,  2021.

There will be a celebration of life for Todd in the summer of 2022.  Memorials to be determined at a later date.  

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Dwayne ‘Butch’ Strese

Dwayne Wilbert (Butch) Strese, 74, of Blaine, Minnesota (formerly of Benson) died peacefully from complications pertaining to liver and pancreas cancer August 20, 2021.

A Celebration of life will be held Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021 from  1-4 p.m. at the New Brighton Eagles Club, 563 Old Highway 8 NW, New Brighton, Minnesota.

Dwayne Wilbert (Butch) Strese, 74, of Blaine, Minnesota (formerly of Benson) died peacefully from complications pertaining to liver and pancreas cancer August 20, 2021.

 

A Celebration of life will be held Sunday, Oct. 3, 2021 from  1-4 p.m. at the New Brighton Eagles Club, 563 Old Highway 8 NW, New Brighton, Minnesota.

Butch farmed with his father for many years in Benson.    He then moved to the city and was the owner/operator of Strese Trucking out of Blaine.

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21
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Evelyn Erenberg

Evelyn Erenberg died Tuesday evening, September 7, 2021 at Folkestone-Gables Care Center in Wayzata, Minnesota. Visitation will be held from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 1, 2021, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson, followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. Interment will be in the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.

Evelyn Gloria Erenberg was born January 7, 1925, in Sunburg, Minnesota, the daughter of Olaf and Ida (Haugen) Hollen. She was confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Benson. She graduated from Benson Senior High School in 1943. After graduation, Evie worked in Washington D.C.  in the Civilian Service for the Navy during World War II. She returned to Benson in 1946 and worked as a teller at First State Bank.

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Tim Ziegler

 Tim Ziegler, 63, of Benson, Minnesota went to be with the Lord Friday, August 27, 2021. A funeral mass will be held at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson at 1:00 p.m.  Wednesday, September 22, 2012. A Graveside service will be held October 9, 2021 at St. Mary's Catholic Church Cemetery in Neillsville, Wisconsin at 1:00 p.m. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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17
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James “Jim” C. Puchalski

James “Jim” C. Puchalski, 93, of Buffalo Lake, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, September 14, 2021, at Carris Health Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar, Minnesota.

Mass of Christian Burial was held Saturday, September 18, 2021, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Bird Island with interment in St. John’s Catholic Cemetery in Hector Township. Father George Schmit officiated; organist was Judy Schindler; song leader was Amy Hollan; musicians were Joseph, Ben, and Kate Hillesheim; musical selections were “You Are Mine” “On Eagle’s Wings” “We Remember” “Eye Has Not Seen” “How Great Thou Art”; urn bearer was Dustin Nelson.

James Carl Puchalski was born August 14, 1928, in Morris, Minnesota. He was the son of Otto and Fern (Gepner) Puchalski. Jim was baptized as an adult at St. John’s Catholic Church in Hector and confirmed in his faith as a youth, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson, Minnesota. He received his education at Danvers Public School in Benson.

Thu
16
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Robert Yost

Robert Yost, 100, of Murdock, Minnesota died Wednesday, September 15, 2021 at his home.  Private funeral services will be held.  

Robert John Yost was welcomed into this world April 4, 1921, by his loving parents, John and Catherine (Thome) Yost.  He was baptized and confirmed at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock.  He grew up on the family farm near Murdock and graduated from Murdock High School.  

Robert served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II.  After his discharge, he returned to the family farm.

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Janet E. Gallagher Middlebrook

After a long struggle with diabetes and kidney failure,  Janet Elizabeth Gallagher Middlebrook passed away September 9, 2021, in a Houston, Texas hospital at age 68.  

She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister, Patsy, and a brother Tom.  

A visitation was held Friday, September 17 at 1:00 p.m. followed by a celebration of Janet’s life at 2:00 p.m. at the Church of the Visitation in Danvers, Minnesota, where all  affirmed Janet’s faith in the Lord and life everlasting.

Fri
10
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Rita J. Tostenson

Rita J. Tostenson, 77, of Swift Falls, Minnesota, died  January 7, 2021. Please join the family for a service celebrating Rita’s life Saturday, September 25, 2021, at 11:30 a.m., at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls, Minnesota.  A meal will be served following the service.

Rita is survived by her husband Charles Odell Tostenson; children: Jodi (Dennis) Hippen of Shakopee, Tal (Cheryl) Tostenson of Rogers, and Heidi (Rick) Thompson of Champlin; grandchildren, great grandchildren, and several other relatives and friends.
 

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Debra A. Frederick Redmond

Debra A. Frederick Redmond, 63, passed away unexpectedly June 7, 2021. A graveside service will be held September 25, 2021, at 11:00 am  at the Church of The Visitation Catholic Cemetery in Danvers.

Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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10
Sep
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Tim Ziegler

Tim Ziegler, 63, of Benson, Minnesota went to be with the Lord Friday, August 27, 2021. Tim will always be remembered for his passion of muscle cars and his love for Mopar performance parts.

Tim’s kindness for animals was well known by all. Tim had a special place in his heart for his dog, Keena. They had many wonderful years being each other’s companion. Keena enjoyed long walks in the country with Tim and the time they spent together.

Tim graduated from Dunwoody College of Technology - Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Tim combined his education from Dunwoody and his passion for cars throughout his entire life.

Tim retired from Case New Holland (formally Tyler Industries), where he was employed for many years as a diesel mechanic and welder.

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