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Rolland E. Smaagaard

Rolland E. Smaagaard

Rolland E. Smaagaard
September 20, 1944 • December 17, 2016

Rolland Eugene Smaagaard, 72, of Hopkins, Minnesota died December 17, 2016 peacefully at NC Little Hospice.  

A Celebration of Life will be held at Gethsemane Lutheran in Hopkins Tuesday, Dec 20.  Service will be at 11 a.m. with a visitation that started one hour prior.  

Rolland was born September 20, 1944. He graduated from Benson High School in 1962 and graduated from Concordia College Moorhead in 1966.  He began his career as an English teacher, moved on to working as a juvenile parole officer, among other careers, and finally retired after 25+ years in real estate as Vice President Manager at Coldwell Banker Burnett in Eden Prairie.

Rolland is remembered as a playful & loving grandfather, a golfing enthusiast & a great friend, father and brother.

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Lavina E. Jagow

Lavina E. Jagow

Lavina E. Jagow
December 15, 2016

Lavina E. Jagow, 82, of Burnsville, Minnesota passed away  December 15, 2016.

Services will be held Tuesday, December 20 at 11 a.m. at Redemption Lutheran Church, 927 E Old Shakopee Rd, Bloomington. Visitation is Monday from 5-7 p.m. and also one hour prior to service, all at the church.

Lavina was born in rural Danvers and grew up on a farm near Holloway. She attended St Cloud Teachers College and then taught grade school for a few years before retiring to raise a family.

Lavina is survived by husband Jerry; sons: Wayne Jagow, Terry Jagow,  Jim (Michelle) Jagow; daughter Deb (Brad) Robinson; grandchildren: Kyle, Erin, Caitlin, Shelby, Jeremy, Sydney and Jacob; sister Doris Stevens; brother Don (Jan) Petrick; many other relatives and friends.

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Frank M. Holt

Frank M. Holt

Frank M. Holt
January 18, 1924 – December 17, 2016
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Frank M. Holt, age 92, of rural Murdock, died on Saturday, December 17, 2016 at the Gabriel House in Murdock. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, December 23, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, December 22, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.
     
 

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Alvin “Bud” Weckwerth

Alvin “Bud” Weckwerth

Alvin “Bud” Weckwerth
September 18, 1925 –December 16, 2016
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Alvin “Bud” Weckwerth, age 91, of rural Benson, died on Friday, December 12, 2016 at his home.

Funeral Services will be held on Wednesday, December 21, at 2:00 p.m. at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 20, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

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

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Elvina Brackenbury

Elvina Brackenbury

Elvina Brackenbury
February 21, 1918 • December 11, 2016
 
Elvina Ilene Brackenbury, 98 of Sunburg, Minnesota died   Sunday, December 11, 2016 at Mariam Manor in Sunburg.  

Her funeral was held 1:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15 at Monson Lake Lutheran Church in rural Sunburg.  Burial was in the church cemetery.  Visitation was from 5-7 p.m.  Wednesday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Kerkhoven and continued one hour prior to the service at the church  Thursday.

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Ralph Elon Kugler

Ralph Elon Kugler

Ralph Elon Kugler

Ralph Elon Kugler, 76, died Friday, December 9, 2016 at the  St. Cloud Hospital with his family by his side.

A Memorial Service will be held Tuesday Dec. 20 at 11 a.m. with a visitation at 10 a.m. at Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Waite Park, Minnesota.

Ralph will be laid to rest with his wife at the columbarium at the service.  

Ralph was born October 9, 1940 in Lidgerwood, ND to Harry and Ruth Kugler. He later moved to Alexandria, Minnesota, until attending and graduating from St. Cloud State University with a degree in Elementary Education.  Ralph taught 5th grade students in Benson for 30 years.  In 1988, he re-connected with his college sweetheart, Sharon, married her and moved to Princeton.  He and Sharon retired to Waite Park where they resided until her death in 2009.  Ralph lived out his remaining years in Benson, the town he loved.

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Emily Rohloff

Emily Rohloff

Emily Rohloff, age 44, of Aberdeen, SD, died Saturday, December 3, 2016 at the Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls.

Memorial services will be held at a later date.  Inurnment will be in Graceland Cemetery, Madison.  Arrangements are with Weiland Funeral Chapel of Madison, SD.  Online condolences can be sent at www.weilandfuneralchapel.com.    

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Enoch Gordon Lee

Enoch Gordon Lee
October 2, 1926 • November 27, 2016

Enoch Gordon Lee, 90, of Bothell, WA, passed away Sunday, November 27, 2016 at his home under hospice care.

Enoch was born October 2, 1926 in Swift County, Minnesota to Otto H. and Mathilda (Fugelseng) Lee.

A graveside service will be held at a later date in Indian Valley, Idaho.

Enoch is survived by two sons: Steven (Cathy) Lee and Terry Lee of WA, also a nephew, Ronald L. (Alta) Larson of Benson; step-children, many grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Enoch was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, Geraldine, his second wife, Norma and a son, Michael Lee; sisters: Pauline Lee, Mabel Larson, Irene Lee, Bertha Bainbridge and brothers: Roy Lee, Chester A. Lee, Luther Lee and Darrell Lee and a niece, Myrtle Holzheimer of Benson.
 

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FRED JOHN BARTH

FRED JOHN BARTH
MARCH 30, 1946 – DECEMBER 3, 2016
FUNERAL NOTICE
 

Fred John Barth, age 70, of Danvers, died Saturday, December 3, 2016, in Swift County Benson Health Services.

Visitation will be from 9-11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 10, 2016 at Church of the Visitation in Danvers. Burial will be in Church of the Visitation Catholic Cemetery.

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Ronald Joseph Fernholz

Ronald Joseph Fernholz

Ronald Joseph Fernholz
October 6, 1948 • December 1, 2016

Ronald Joseph Fernholz, 68, of Hackensack (formerly of DeGraff) died Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016, at the St. Cloud Hospital.

Visitation will be from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday, December 6, 2016, at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson. Visitation will continue from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., followed by the funeral service at 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, December 7, 2016 (today) at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in DeGraff. Burial will be in St. Bridget’s Catholic Church Cemetery in DeGraff.

Ronald J. Fernholz was born  October 6, 1948 in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Christian and Marcella (Platt) Fernholz. He was baptized and confirmed at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in DeGraff. He grew up on the family farm southwest of DeGraff, and attended country school in district number 28. He went on to attend school in Benson.

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