DEATH NOTICES

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Beatrice L. Pearson

Beatrice L. Pearson

Beatrice L. Pearson, 95

St. Augusta

January 13, 1921 - May 4, 2016

 

Funeral services will be held 11:00 a.m. Monday, May 9, 2016, at Calvary Community Church, 1200 Roosevelt Road, St. Cloud, for Beatrice L. Pearson who died early May 4, 2016, of natural causes at Quiet Oaks Hospice House, St. Augusta.  Pastor Steve Eckert will officiate. Private burial at Assumption Cemetery will follow. Visitation will be Sunday, May 8, 2016, 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Calvary Community Church and again 1 hour prior to services.

Tue
03
May
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Ronald J. Janke

Ronald J. Janke

Ronald J. Janke
April 22, 1927 • April 20, 2016

Ronald J. Janke, 88, formerly of Benson, Minnesota passed away Wednesday, April 20, 2016 in Halstead, Kansas.

Ronald was born  April 22, 1927 in nearby Glenwood. He served in the Navy at the end of WWII. He owned Ronnie's Shoe Store in Benson for 30 years.

After operating a Dairy Queen in Blaine, Minnesota, he retired (while still working part-time) to his birthplace, before finally relocating to Kansas.

Ronald was preceded in death by his children:  Barry and Pam, and grandson Casey.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Donna; his daughter and son, Trisha (Gene) Sulier and Bruce (Cynthia) Janke, both of Halstead, Kansas; his daughter-in-law Judy Janke of Blaine; and his eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
 

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03
May
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Gladys I. Wildeboer

Gladys I. Wildeboer

Gladys I. Wildeboer
October 7, 1919  •  April 25, 2016  
 
Gladys I. Wildeboer, 96, of Benson, Minnesota died Monday afternoon, April 25, 2016 at the Golden Living Center in Benson.

Funeral services were held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, April 28, at the Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Benson.  Interment was in the Benson City Cemetery.  Visitation was one hour prior to the service at the church.   

Gladys I. Wildeboer was born October 7, 1919, in Kensal, North Dakota, the daughter of Samuel and Mary (Wayne) Atchison.  She grew up in the Benson area, was baptized at West Zion Church, confirmed at St. Pauli Church in Swift Falls and received her education in the Benson schools.  

Tue
03
May
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Marion Jane Schliep

Marion Jane Schliep

Marion Jane Schliep
July 10, 1931 • April 23, 2016

Marion Jane Schliep, 84, of Appleton, Minnesota (formerly of Holloway)  died Saturday, April 23, 2016 in the Appleton Area Health Services - Care Center.  

Funeral services were Friday, April 29 at 10:30 a.m., at Trinity Lutheran Church- Fairfield Township, officiated by Rev. Donald Klatt.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  

Marion Jane Schliep was born July 10, 1931 to the late Ingvald and Eleanor (Paulson) Tofte.

She was baptized August 9, 1931 and was confirmed November 11, 1945 at her childhood church, Drywood Lutheran.  

Marion was raised in the Holloway and Appleton area.  She attended country school District #30 and later attended Appleton High School.  Her love of dancing introduced her to a handsome young man at a dance in Holloway.  

Tue
03
May
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Norma Fox

Norma Fox

Norma Fox, age 85, of rural Appleton, died Sunday, April 24, 2016 in her home.  A memorial gathering was held Saturday, April 30th at Zniewski Funeral Home –Vaala Chapel in Appleton.  It was Norma’s desire to be cremated and not have a funeral.  We, her family, are honoring her request. 

Norma Jane Converse, daughter of Martha E & Elmer E Converse was born July 21, 1930 in Walnut Grove, MN.  She graduated from Walnut Grove High School.  She was united in marriage to Lloyd Fox in 1948.  They lived in Minneapolis a short time before moving to Revere, MN to take over the farm.  They relocated in 1957 to the current Fox farm by Appleton, MN where she resided until she passed away peacefully on April 24, 2016.

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03
May
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Stanley H. Schliep

Stanley H. Schliep, age 86, of Appleton, formerly of Holloway, died Friday in Appleton Area Health Services –Care Center.  Funeral Services will be Wednesday, May 4th at 10:30AM, at Trinity Lutheran Church –Fairfield Township, officiated by Rev. Donald Klatt.  Visitation will be 5:00PM to 7:00PM, Tuesday, May 3rd, at Zniewski Funeral Home –Vaala Chapel in Appleton.  Visitation will resume for one hour prior to services at the church on Wednesday.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Rice Hospice.  A full obituary is pending.
 
Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home –Vaala Chapel in Appleton

Wed
27
Apr
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Shirley A. Loen

Shirley A. Loen

Shirley A. Loen
May 11, 1942 • April 26, 2016

Shirley A. Loen, 73, of Benson, Minnesota died  Tuesday morning, April 26, 2016 at the Gabriel House in Murdock.

Funeral services were held at 3 p.m.  Saturday, April 30 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation was held  Friday, April 29 from 5-8 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson and continued for one hour prior to the service at the church, Saturday.

Shirley Ann Loen was born  May 11, 1942 in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of Lloyd Melvin and Alice Elizabeth (Coryell) Lee.  She grew up on the farm in rural Benson and was baptized and confirmed at Lake Hazel Lutheran Church. She attended Benson schools and later attended St. Cloud State College.

December 22, 1962, she was united in marriage to Bruce Stanley Loen at Lake Hazel Lutheran Church. This union was blessed with over 52 years of marriage.

Fri
22
Apr
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PETER D. HANSON

Peter David Hanson

Peter D. Hanson
August 28, 1942 • March 27, 2016

Peter David Hanson, 73, died Sunday, March 27, 2016 at St. Catherine’s Living Center in Wahpeton, North Dakota.  

A Memorial Service will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, April 30, 2016 at the Zniewski Funeral Home Chapel in Benson with visitation held for one hour prior to the service.  

Burial will be in the Benson City Cemetery.  

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to your memorial of choice.

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22
Apr
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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.

Fri
22
Apr
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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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