DEATH NOTICES

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Ruby Mae Higdon

Ruby Mae Higdon
December 02, 1922 – September 22, 2016
Funeral Notice
 
 
Ruby M. Higdon died on Thursday, September 22, at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.

Funeral Services will be held on Monday, September 26, at Pilgrim Congregational Church of Christ, in Benson, at 1:00 pm. Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 25, from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm at Pilgrim Congregational Church of Christ in Benson and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

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

Tue
20
Sep
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Helen Carlson

Helen Carlson
April 22, 1920 • September 12, 2016

Helen Carlson, 96, passed away September 12, 2016 with her loving husband, Carl, at her side, in Montrose, CO.

There will be a Memorial Service for Helen, October 4, 2016 at 10:00 a.m. at the Crippin Funeral Home Chapel, with burial at the Veterans Cemetery in Grand Junction, CO.

Helen was born April 22, 1920 to Martin and Genora Larson.  Helen spent her childhood in the Milan area and graduated from Milan High School before continuing her education at Lyn Business School.

Helen married the love of her life, Carl Carlson,  December 6, 1947 in Big Bend, Minnesota.

Helen was a member of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson, Minnesota. Helen particularly loved crossword puzzles, reading and long walks, but more than those things she loved her grandchildren, great grandchildren, family and friends.

Mon
19
Sep
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Phyllis Mae Smith Stone

Phyllis Mae (Smith) Stone

Phyllis Mae (Smith) Stone
November 17, 1924 – September 18, 2016
 
Phyllis Mae (Smith) Stone, age 91, of Colfax, WI, formerly of Benson, MN, died Sunday, September 18, 2016 at Colfax Health & Rehabilitation Center.  Visitation will be held from 4 – 7 p.m. Sunday, September 25, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation will continue from 10 – 11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., Monday, September 26, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Interment will follow in the Benson City Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.
              
Phyllis Mae (Smith) Stone was born November 17, 1924 in Six Mile Grove Township in Benson, Minnesota. After a long and full life, she passed away peacefully on September 18, 2016 in Colfax, Wisconsin. She was 91 years old.

Mon
19
Sep
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Elaine Schwendemann

Elaine Schwendemann

Elaine Schwendemann
1928 – 2016
 
Elaine Genevieve Schwendemann, age 87, of Benson, died Friday in Golden Living Center –Meadow Lane in Benson.  Funeral services will be Tuesday, September 20th at 11:00AM, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson, officiated by Rev. Dennis McManus.  Visitation will be Monday from 4:30PM to 7:00PM at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation will resume for one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.  Burial will follow in the Benson City Cemetery.
 
Elaine Genevieve Schwendemann was born November 21, 1928 at her Grandparents homestead near Glenwood Minnesota to Melvin and Leona (Foner) Cummins.  She grew up in the Glenwood area graduating from Villard High School in 1947.  She worked as a sales clerk in Benson at Ben Franklin and then Clark’s Drug until she was 80 years.
 

Fri
16
Sep
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Joseph “Joe” Mary Abrego

Joe Abrego

Joseph “Joe” Mary Abrego

November 10, 1949 - September 14, 2016
 

Funeral services for Joseph Mary Abrego will be held at 10:30 on Monday, September 19, 2016 at the St. Theodore Catholic Church.  Father Russell Scepaniak will officiate.  Visitation will take place from 3 – 5 PM on Sunday at Bonnerup Funeral Chapel, Albert Lea, and again one hour prior to the funeral service at the church.  Interment will take place at St. Theodore Catholic Cemetery.

Joseph passed away on Wednesday, September 14, 2016 at Thorne Crest Senior Living Community.  He was 66 years old.

Joseph “Joe” Mary Abrego was born on November 10, 1949 in Hayward, MN to Manual and Mathilda (Garcia) Abrego.  He was a lifetime member of the Albert Lea area.  On November 18, 1967, Joe was united in marriage to Joyce (Slinde) in Bricelyn.  To this union, three children were born.  Joe and his family were members of St. Theodore Catholic Church.

Fri
09
Sep
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Timothy P. Wyatt

Timothy P. Wyatt
January 24, 1956 – September 7, 2016
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Timothy P. Wyatt, age 60, of Benson, died on Wednesday, September 7, at his home in Benson. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 15, at 1:30 p.m., at the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be for one hour prior to the funeral at the church on Thursday.  Interment will be in the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church Cemetery.  Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is in charge of the arrangements.

Tue
06
Sep
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Harrison Dwaine Price

Harrison “QBall” D. Price

Harrison “QBall” D. Price

Harrison “QBall” D. Price, 78, passed away on September 4, 2016.  He was born in Vernon, TX.  He proudly served and retired as a Chief from the US Navy after 20 years of service and also retired from Civil Service after 20 years of service in the Utilities Department.  He loved to hunt, play golf and go camping with his family.  "Every day is a holiday."

 QBall is preceded in death by his wife, Ann; son, Lowell; parents, Wayne and Willie Maude "Bill" Price; and his sister, Doretta.  He is survived by his children, Rose Verones (Carmen), Susan Gray, Judy Staton (Scott), Thomas Price (Tonja) and Joel Price (Beth); his grandchildren, Cathy, Cassie, Brian, Kimberly, Kristen, Sean, Bud, Samantha, Caitlin, Jessica, and Abigail; and great-grandchildren, Hunter, Dylan,  Gwen, Juanita, Molly, Connor, Zoey, Colton, Kara, Raegan and Jason.

Fri
02
Sep
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DIANNE KAY MCGEARY

Dianne Kay (Jaeger) McGeary

DIANNE KAY MCGEARY
AUGUST 1, 1950 – AUGUST 30, 2016

Dianne Kay (Jaeger) McGeary, age 66, of Benson, Minnesota, died Tuesday, August 30, 2016 at home under Hospice care.  Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., followed by the funeral service at 11 a.m., on Friday, September 9, 2016 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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01
Sep
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Claude B. Cassidy

Claude B. Cassidy, 90, of Benson, Minnesota, passed away peacefully August 30, 2016.

Family services will be held at the Fort Snelling Cemetery, Friday, September 9 at 12:15 p.m., Lane #2.

Claude is survived by children, Janet Bennett and Steven (Roxann); grandson, Raymond; many other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Delores.

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30
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Victoria “Vicki” Lee

Vicki Lee

Victoria ‘Vicki’ Lee
December 15, 1933 • August 29, 2016

Victoria “Vicki” Lee, 82, of Benson, Minnesota died Monday, August 29, 2016 at Gracewood in Champlin, Minnesota.  

A memorial mass of Christian burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, September 1, 2016 at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf.  Burial is in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be held one hour prior to the services at the church.  

Victoria A. (Reynolds) Lee was born December 15, 1933, in Clontarf, the daughter of James and Zelda (Chevalier) Reynolds. She was baptized and confirmed at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf. Vicki grew up in the Clontarf area and graduated from Benson High School.

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