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PAUL M. DIEDERICH

Paul M. Diederich

Paul M. Diederich
February 12, 1957 • April 21, 2016

Paul M. Diederich,  59, died Thursday, April 21, 2016 at Golden Living Center - Meadow Lane in Benson, Minnesota.  

A Mass of Christian Burial was held 11 a.m., Monday, April 25, 2016 at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson with Father Jeremy Kucera officiating.  Visitation was held one hour prior to the service.  Burial was at 1:30 p.m. in the St. Bridget’s Catholic Cemetery in DeGraff.  

Paul Michael Diederich was born February 12, 1957 in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Cletus Matthew and Doris Louise (Matter) Diederich.  He was baptized and confirmed at St. Francis Catholic Church and graduated from St. Francis Catholic Grade School and Benson High School.

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Robert A. Wallin

Robert A. Wallin

Robert A. Wallin
November 28, 1930 • April 16, 2016

Robert A. Wallin, 85, of Stillwater, Minnesota and formerly of Duluth and Asheville, NC, died  Saturday, April 16, 2016.

Funeral services were held at Valley Grove Church, Nerstrand,  Friday, April 22, 2016.

Robert Alger, the son of Roy and Mae (Plackner) Wallin, was born November 28, 1930 in Benson.  He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Robert married Gladys L. Hope on June 9, 1955 in Faribault and she preceded him in death  July 21, 2004. He was previously employed as a high school teacher in Wadena and Duluth and as a housing inspector for the City of Duluth.

He is survived by two children, Janna (and Pastor Arden) Haug of Minneapolis and Kurt (and Tammy) Wallin of Auburn, WA; five grandchildren, Vitali (and Gina) Haug, Alexei Haug, Brennan, Deneille and Cierra Wallin; great grandson Ivan Haug; and a sister, Donna Anderson of Willmar.

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Glenn K. Rood

Glenn K. Rood

Glenn K. Rood
January 20, 1939 • April 13, 2016

Glenn K. Rood, 77, of Sunburg, Minnesota died Wednesday afternoon, April 13, 2016, at his farm in rural Sunburg.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m.  Monday, April 18, 2016 at Hope Lutheran Church in Sunburg. Visitation was held from 3-5 p.m.  Sunday, April 17, at Hope Lutheran Church and continued Monday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Glenn Kenneth Rood was born January 20, 1939 on the family farm on the shores of Monson Lake near Sunburg, the son of Elmer and Clara (Ellingson) Rood.  He grew up and attended Sunday school in Sunburg and attended country school and school in Kerkhoven. He was confirmed at West Norway Lake Lutheran Church.

In 1968, he married Linda Thorson and they were later divorced. He worked on gas lines in Shakopee, built silos for Hanson’s Construction in Canada.

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Joel Taylor

Joel Taylor

Joel Taylor

Joel Taylor, was 73 years of age when he passed away very unexpectedly on Saturday, April 2, 2016 in Tucson, AZ.  A Celebration of Life service was held at Tucson Estates on April 10th. 

Joel Taylor was born on April 25, 1942 to Joel Richard and Delores (Weiss) Taylor in Clearwater, Florida.  He moved to Detroit Lakes, Minnesota with his mother at the age of 3.  He graduated from Detroit Lakes High School continuing on to Bemidji State where he received his teaching degree.   While student teaching in International Falls, he met Sharlyn Sampson.  They were united in marriage on August 1, 1964 and enjoyed 51 years together.  Joel was offered the teaching position in Benson, Minnesota where he taught art for 36 years until he retired in 2000.

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John E. Fahl

John E. Fahl

John E. Fahl

October 17, 1917 – April 14, 2016

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     John Edgar Fahl was born on October 17, 1917 in Benson Township, Swift County, Minnesota, the son of Henning George Walfred and Jenny Elisabeth (Johnson) Fahl. He was baptized on December 13, 1917 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson by Rev. Lindahl. In 1931, he was confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson by Rev. Chell. He grew up in Benson Township, attended District #93 country school grades 1 – 8, and graduated from the West Central School of Agriculture in Morris.

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Donald A. Thompson

Donald A. Thompson

December 15, 1936 – April 20, 2016
 
Donald A. Thompson, 79, of Willmar, died Wednesday, April 20th at his home.  His funeral will be 11:00 am, Monday, April 25th at Vinje Lutheran Church with burial in Fairview Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 4:00 - 6:00 pm at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar and continue one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.  www.hafh.org
 
Donald was born on December 15, 1936, in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Fred and Charlotte (Klyver) Thompson.  He grew up in Benson, where he was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith.  He graduated from Benson High School.  Following high school, Don worked at Farmer’s Produce in Willmar.
 

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Paul Chester Grube

 Paul Chester Grube

The Zahrbock Funeral Home of Madison announces the death of 48 year old Paul Grube of rural Marietta who passed away at his farm home on Monday, April 18, 2016.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 23, 2016 at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Madison. Visitation will be after 3:00 p.m. Friday with a prayer service Friday evening at 7:00 p.m. in the Chapel of the Zahrbock Funeral Home in Madison. Visitation will continue before services on Saturday in the church.

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Floyd “Swanee” Swanberg

Floyd “Swanee” Swanberg

Floyd Swanberg
October 15, 1934 • April 13, 2016

Floyd “Swanee” Swanberg, 81, of Sunburg, Minnesota (formerly of Benson) died Wednesday, April 13, 2016 at Rice Memorial Hospital.  Services will be private.  

Floyd Anthony Swanberg was born  October 15, 1934 in Clontarf, the son of Peter and Margaret (Langsdorf) Swanberg.  He grew up in Benson and graduated from Benson High School in 1954.  After his schooling, he entered the National Guard where he served for nine years.  In 1964, Swanee was united in marriage to Sharon Ness.  To this union a daughter was born. They later divorced. He made his home in Benson where he worked for the Benson Post Office as a postal carrier from 1960 until his retirement in 1991.  In 1986, he moved to Sunburg where he lived with his companion, Hazel Thonvold.  Swanee enjoyed watching the birds, sitting and looking out over the lake by his home, fishing, hunting and his hog roasts.

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Arnold R. Rode

Arnold R. Rode

Arnold R. Rode
June 21, 1934 • April 7, 2016
 
Master Sergeant Arnold Robert Rode, 81, of St. Francis, Minnesota, died  Thursday, April 7, 2016, at the Minnesota Veteran’s Home in Fergus Falls.

A Memorial Service was held 10:30 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016, at the Minnesota Veterans Home in Fergus Falls. Pastor Timothy Vaughn officiated.

Arnold was born  June 21, 1934 to Rudolf and Martha (Papstein) Rode in Lynch, Nebraska. He graduated from Benson High School in 1951.

August 8, 1954, he was married to Claudia Elaine Pederson in Appleton.

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Carolyn N. Pederson

Carolyn N. Pederson

February 18, 1925 • April 12, 2016

Carolyn N. Pederson, 91, of Benson, Minnesota died  Tuesday afternoon, April 12, 2016, at the Glenwood Retirement Village.

Funeral services were held at 11 a.m.  Friday, April 15, 2016 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation was  held from 7-9 p.m.  Thursday, April 14, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson and continued  Friday for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Carolyn N. Kjera was born February 18, 1925 to Johannes J. and Sophie Regina (Hippe) Kjera on the home farm in New Prairie Township, Pope County, just across the field from St. John’s Church; where she was baptized, confirmed and married by Rev. G. O. Forde. She attended District 74 country school, graduated from Starbuck High School, and earned a teaching certificate from Glenwood Normal Training.

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