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Kevin G. Sorenson, age 61, of Benson

Kevin G. Sorenson, age 61, of Benson, died Wednesday, October 2, 2013, at home.
Arrangements are pending with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.

Tue
01
Oct
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Leona H. Ohmacht, 77, of Benson

Leona H. Ohmacht, 77, of Benson, died Friday, September 27, 2013, at home.  
Funeral services were 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, October 1, 2013, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, with Rev. Paul Idstrom officiating.  Visitation was from 5:00-7:00 p.m.  Monday, September 30, 2013, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation continued for one hour prior to the service at the church.
Leona Helen Ohmacht was born  February 9, 1936 in Hayes Township, Swift County, Minnesota, the daughter of Melvin M. and Mabel B. (Skoglund) Hanson.  She was baptized  August 15, 1936 by Rev. Arthur L. Chell at the Trinity parsonage in Benson and confirmed  May 21, 1950 by Rev. Bernt G. Holmes at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Murdock.  

Mon
23
Sep
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Benson-Don Neuhaus, 85, of Benson

Donald Lowell Neuhaus was born on October 28, 1927 in Swenoda Township, Minnesota to Emil John and Laura Christine (Larson) Neuhaus.  He was baptized on November 24, 1929 by Pastor Paul Priess and confirmed on May 4, 1941 by Pastor Erwinn Shroeder at St. John’s Church in Grace Township.  Donald grew up in Swenoda Township, and attended District #49 country school.  He served his country as a Seaman First Class in the United States Navy from March 1946 – December 1947.  On December 7, 1951, he was united in marriage to Ardis Vyonne Johnson by Rev. J. G. Swedberg at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.  This union was blessed with more than 56 years of marriage, five children, seven grandchildren, and four great-grandchildren.  Donald worked in Benson at Culligan Soft Water for 29 years, Johnson Fertilizer for 13 years, and farmed.  He was a member and served as Head Usher at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.

Mon
16
Sep
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Blanche Bartz, 98, Starbuck

Blanche Bartz, 98, Starbuck

Blanche died Saturday at the age of 98.

A celebration of her life will be held Saturday, Sept. 21, at 2:00 p.m. at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck

Friends may call one hour prior to services at the church on Saturday

Survivors include her daughter: Karen (Richard) Whitaker of Zumbrota; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter and many relative and friends.

 

Mon
16
Sep
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Shanon Collins, 50 of Clontarf

Shanon Collins, 50, Clontarf passed away Tuesday evening at Meadow Lane Nursing Home in Benson.

Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday September 21 at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf. Burial will be in the Church Cemetery.

Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements are with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Montevideo.

Mon
16
Sep
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Donald W. Regan, 95 of Benson

Donald W. Regan, 95, of Benson, died Friday, September 13, 2013 at Meadow Lane Nursing Home in Benson.  
Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, October 5, 2013 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in DeGraff.  Burial will be in the church cemetery.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. Friday at the church with a rosary at 4:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue  Saturday for one hour prior to the service.  
Funeral arrangements are with the Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.
Donald William Regan was born  September 14, 1917 in Clontarf, the son of Patrick and Julia (Duggan) Regan.  He attended Clontarf Elementary and Benson High School, graduating in 1936. After his schooling, he entered the U.S. Navy where he served his country during WWII.   

Thu
12
Sep
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Joseph Allen Aust, age 35, of Willmar,

Joseph Allen Aust, age 35, of Willmar, died on Thursday, August 22, 2013, at his home in Willmar.  Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m., on Saturday, September 14, 2013, at the Church of the Visitation in Danvers.  Burial will follow the mass at the church cemetery.  Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the Church.
 
Joseph suffered from the effects of diabetes, after a five year struggle with this disease; he was called home by his Creator.  He is survived by his son, Logan; father, Scott Aust; and other family members and friends.
 
Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.

Tue
03
Sep
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Joseph J. Vlach, 93, of Benson

Joseph J. Vlach, 93, of Benson, died on Monday, September 02, 2013, at the Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar. 

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m., on Saturday, September 07, 2013, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Burial will follow the mass at St. Francis Catholic Church Cemetery near Benson. 

Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the church.  Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is in charge of the arrangements.

Mon
26
Aug
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Patricia A. Lorsung, age 73, of Alexandria

Patricia A. Lorsung age 73 of Alexandria and formerly of Bemidji, MN died on Sunday, August 25, 2013 at her home.  A funeral service will be held on Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 10AM at St. Luke’s Lutheran Church in Garfield, MN.  Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.   A Graveside Service will be held later that day at Calvary Lutheran Cemetery in Bemidji, MN at 3:30PM.

Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.

Mon
26
Aug
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Jana Lee (Christenson) Bown, 56, of Elk River, formerly of Benson

Jana Lee (Christenson) Bown, 56, of Elk River, Minnesota passed away Saturday, August 24, 2013 at their river cabin.
A memorial service will be held at Dares Funeral Home in Elk River Thursday, Aug. 29 from 5-7 p.m. and a prayer service to follow.
A memorial service will be held in Benson at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church Saturday, August 31 at 10 a.m. Visitation will be 1/2 hour prior to service. Coffee to follow.
Burial will be at a later date.

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