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Anita Mary Tucker

Anita Mary Tucker
 
Anita Mary Tucker, 82, of Willmar, died Friday, May 27, 2016 at Copperleaf Senior Living Community in Willmar.

Mass of Christial Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Murdock.

Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.  www.petersonbrothers.com

Full obituary is here.
 

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Allen E. Berens

Allen E. Berens
July 28, 1949 • July 19, 2016
 
Allen Edward Berens, 66, of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, passed away July 19, 2016. Allen was born to Olive (Halvorson) and Roy Berens at the hospital in Starbuck, July 28, 1949.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23 at St. Alice Catholic Church, Pequot Lakes. Visitation was one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at St. Francis Cemetery, Benson, at a later date.

Allen was baptized and confirmed at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Benson and attended the Catholic school there and then attended Benson High School.

After high school, Allen married Patricia (Heike) Anderson and worked with his father at Berens Trucking and owned a truck repair shop. He later moved with his family to Brainerd and then Pequot Lakes while he worked at various development and sales positions. He was an avid sportsman and loved the beauty of nature.

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26
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Kathleen Lagred

Kathleen Lagred
September 19, 1934 • July 19, 2016

Memorial services for Kathleen Lagred of Benson, Minnesota  were held Monday, July 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Scandia Lutheran Church, rural Glenwood. Rev. Ronald Knutson officiated. Visitation was one hour prior to services at the church  Monday. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Kathleen JoAnn Kolstad, daughter of Simon and Eunice (Peterson) Kolstad, was born September 19, 1934 in Camp Lake Township in Swift Falls, Minnesota. Kathleen grew up in the Benson area, where she attended country school and in 1952, she graduated from Benson High School. She continued her education at the Willmar School of Practical Nursing, graduating on June 30, 1953, with an LPN degree.  Following her schooling, Kathleen worked as a nurse in Willmar, St. Paul and Florida, eventually making her home in Swift County, Minnesota.

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Linda Kay Larson

Linda Kay Larson, 66, of Willmar, died Sunday, July 24 at her residence in Willmar.

Her graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m.  Wednesday, July 27 at Big Bend Lutheran Cemetery in Milan.

Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.     www.hafh.org
 

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22
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MYRTLE M. KNUTSON

Myrtle Mary Knutson

MYRTLE M. KNUTSON
JUNE 22, 1913 – JULY 19, 2016
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Myrtle Mary Knutson, age 103, of Benson, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Golden Living Center – Meadow Lane. 

Visitation will be held 4 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Visitation will continue on Friday, July 29, 2016, from 12 – 1 p.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m., at St. Francis Catholic Church. 

Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Homes.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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19
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DeWane L. Wall

DeWane L. Wall

DEWANE  LEE  WALL
JANUARY 20, 1931 – JULY 18, 2016
OBITUARY
 
DeWane Lee Wall was born on January 20, 1931, in Calhoun County, Iowa, the son of George and Ella (Armstrong) Wall. He graduated from Jolley High School in 1949 and enlisted in the United States Air Force on December 7, 1950. He served in Germany and England during the Korean War and was discharged on March 8, 1953 following his father’s death.
     

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19
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Howard James Lang

Howard James Lang

Howard James Lang
November 27, 1922 • July 12, 2016

Howard James Lang was born November 27, 1922, in Barry, Minnesota to Raymond and Blanche Lang.

Howard died  July 12, 2016 in Naples, FL.  

After graduating from the University of Minnesota with aeronautical engineering and business degrees, he married Barbara Ann Bennett in 1944.  He served in the U.S Navy during World War II.  Upon returning stateside, he worked as an aeronautical engineer for McDonnell Douglas in San Diego.

Howard moved to Benson, Minnesota to harvest bluegrass.  He and Barbara also owned and operated oil/gas business interests in seven states.

As a private pilot, Howard flew throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada, and even explored above the Arctic Circle.  Hobbies included snow skiing, scuba diving, sailing, golfing, fishing and hunting.  

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19
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Dorothy Evelyn Lye

Dorothy Evelyn Lye

Dorothy Evelyn Lye
september 22, 1924 – July 18, 2016
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Dorothy E. Lye, 91, of Benson, died on Monday, July 18, 2016, at Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 21, at 10:30 am, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 20, at the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the West Bank Lutheran Cemetery.

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19
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Gladys V. Paulson

Gladys Verone Paulson

Gladys Verone Paulson, age 95, was born on September 30, 1920, in Hayes Township, rural Kerkhoven, Minnesota, the daughter of John and Alice (Lindgren) Johnson.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith.  She grew up on the farm in Hayes Township in the Kerkhoven area and attended country school and graduated from Kerkhoven High School.  On September 7, 1940, she was united in marriage to Walter Paulson at her parent’s farm.

Gladys and Walter farmed near Kerkhoven and raised chickens, pigs, cows, and sheep.  In 1977, they moved to Benson.  She was a member of the Monson Lake Lutheran Church and was active in the Ladies Aid.  Gladys enjoyed gardening, playing cards, bingo, cooking and baking, sewing, attending quilting parties, and spending time with her family.  She was called from this life on Sunday morning, July 17, 2016, at the Golden Living Center in Benson.

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BONNIE MAE (GEREAUX) GUEST

Bonnie Guest

BONNIE MAE (GEREAUX) GUEST
MAY 8, 1935 – JULY 13, 2016

 
Bonnie Mae Gereaux was born May 8th, 1935 at Doland, South Dakota to Floyd and Marion (Hofma) Gereaux.  Bonnie was baptized at Doland Methodist Church.  She was raised on the family farm and attended first grade at a country school before finishing school at Doland Public Schools.  She graduated from Doland High School in 1953, achieving the honor of Valedictorian.

Bonnie was united in marriage to Robert W. Cook at Webster, South Dakota on June 30th, 1953.  This union was blessed with three sons.  Robert W. Cook passed away on April 5th, 1961.

Bonnie married Richard E. Guest on July 18th, 1964 at the Methodist Church in Clark, South Dakota by Reverend Kenneth Voas.  The family moved from Clark, South Dakota to Benson.  One son was born to this union.  Richard E. Guest passed away on October 23rd, 1983.

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