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Donna Mae (Fennell) Gode, age 72, Clontarf

Donna Mae (Fennell) Gode, age 72, died Sunday, July 12, 2015, at the St. Cloud Hospital.  A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00 AM, Friday, July 17, 2015, at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf.  Interment will be in the St. Malachy Catholic Church Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5 – 8 PM, Thursday, July 16, 2015, at St. Malachy Catholic Church with a Rosary at 5:30 PM and a Parish Prayer Service at 7:30 PM.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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James David Van Beveren Sumption, 89, Alexandria

James David Van Beveren Sumption was born in Chicago, Illinois on August 13, 1925 to Richard and Mary (Horrell) Van Beveren. His family moved to Minnesota and lived in the Minneota area where Jim attended school. Before finishing high school, he answered the call of duty and joined the US Navy. He served from January 7, 1944 to February 19, 1946 when he was honorably discharged. Jim spent much of his deployment on a submarine in the South Pacific, and later was awarded the Purple Heart for his service. He then returned to Minneota and completed high school, graduating with Beverly Swanson, his high school sweetheart. On August 14, 1946, he and Beverly were married at Hope Lutheran Church in Minneota. The couple moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota and Jim attended Augustana College, where he was all conference in basketball and ran track. After graduation, he and Bev moved to St. Paul and Jim attended Luther Seminary.

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Hunter A. Boutain, 14, Alexandria

Hunter A. Boutain age 14 of Alexandria died on Thursday, July 9, 2015 at the University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital in Minneapolis.  A Funeral Service will be held 11:00 AM on Monday, July 13, 2015 at the Holiday Inn in Alexandria.  Visitation was held 4-8 PM on Sunday, July 12, 2015 at the Anderson Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service at the Holiday Inn on Monday.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the Hunter Boutain Memorial Fund c/o Glenwood State Bank; 2221 S Broadway; Alexandria, MN 56308

Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.

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Boyd Jaeger, age 90, of Benson

Boyd Ernest Jaeger, 90, of Benson, Minnesota died Saturday, July 4, 2015, at the Swift County Benson Hospital.  
Funeral services were 11 a.m., Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation was held Tuesday, July 7, 2015, from 5-8 p.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church and for one hour prior to the service.  
Interment was in the Benson City Cemetery.
Boyd Ernest Jaeger was born January 30, 1925 to Ernest and Josephine (Hippe) Jaeger in Benson.  He was baptized at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church and confirmed at Our Savior’s Lutheran Church.  He grew up in Cashel Township and attended rural country school and Benson Public School.  
January 29, 1950, Boyd was united in marriage to Lucille A. Fuhrman at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Benson by Rev. H.S. Nasheim.  This union was blessed with three children, six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.  Together they were able to share in more than 58 years of marriage.

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Delores Vera Olen age 84 of Orono

Delores Vera Olen age 84 of Orono passed away on Saturday, June 27. Born on February 20, 1931 in Breckenridge, MN, she grew up in the Nashua/Tintah area. After graduating from Tintah High School, she attended Wahpeton School of Science. United in marriage to George Albert Olen on July 7th, 1957, she enjoyed a long career working for US Bank and Pitney Bowes. She was member of Peace Lutheran Church in Plymouth and trusted in her Savior. Delores had a unique quality of always being interested in each person she met. Family and friends were important to her and she loved her grandchildren above all. Preceded in death by husband, George; parents, John and Edna Durner; and brother, Darwin. She is survived by daughter, Debra (Dave) Prazak; grandchildren, Seth, Caleb, Rachel and Rebekah; sisters, Jeanette (Lloyd) Keller, Joyce Riess; sister-in-law, Jeanette Sandven, and several nieces and nephews.

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Walsh, Sister Julitta, CSJ, age 92, of St. Paul

Walsh, Sister Julitta, CSJ, age 92, of St. Paul, died at Carondelet Village on Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Julia Longman and Francis Walsh; her siblings and their spouses, Joe (Irma), Mary (Irv) Helgeson, Jim (Ann), Leo (Lou), Irene (Art) Diederich, Ed (Vi), Larry (Gert), Sister Dorothy, CSJ, Bill, Gert (Jim) Rutledge, Dick Lever and Rose Walsh.

Her first ministry was teaching the primary grades in several schools over twenty years in the Twin City area, in Ghent, MN and in Grand Forks, ND. She spent the next forty years in religious education and in parish ministry, of which over thirty were spent in Nashville, TN and Columbia, MO. She was known for her hard work and for her sense of humor. She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Lever, her brother, Thomas, and her sister-in-law, Pat Walsh; many nieces, nephews, other relatives, the Sisters of St. Joseph and Consociates and her faithful caregivers at Carondelet Village.

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Kenneth D. Feda, 88, Benson

Kenneth D. Feda, 88, died Tuesday, June 23 at the Golden Living Center in Benson, Minnesota.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday, June 29 at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church. A visitation was held  Sunday, June 28 from 4:30-6:30 at the St. Francis Catholic Church  with a rosary prayer service at 5:30. Interment and lunch followed the services.
Ken was born November 22, 1926 in Muskegon, Michigan to Robert and Olga (Lund) Feda. In 1931, the family moved to Alexandria, Minnesota. Kenneth went to Central High School in Alexandria and graduated in 1945.
In 1945, he was drafted in the Army. He served in the Medical Corp and was stationed at 183rd General Hospital in Anchorage, Alaska.
Ken was married to Theresa Thoennes in 1952 and they were blessed with four children. In 1993, he married Linda Albright.

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Velma Ann Marie Amundson, 86, formerly of the Benson area

Velma Ann Marie Amundson, 86, formerly of the Benson area, died Sunday, June 28, 2015, at the Talahi Care Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota.  
Funeral services will be Tuesday, July 7, at 11 a.m., at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Visitation will be held Monday, July 6 from 4-7 p.m., with a parish prayer service at 6 p.m., and for one hour prior to service at the church  Tuesday.  
Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, Minnesota. www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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Bernice Loe, 90, of New Ulm, formerly of Ridgeway on German

Bernice Loe, 90, of New Ulm, formerly of Ridgeway on German, died Monday, June 22, 2015 at the New Ulm Medical Center in New Ulm.  
Mass of Christian Burial was 11 a.m. Thursday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in New Ulm with Father Sam Wagner celebrating the Mass.  
Burial followed in the New Ulm Catholic Cemetery.  
Visitation was from 9 - 10:30 a.m.  Thursday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, north chapel, in New Ulm.  
Bernice is survived by daughters: Karen (Art) Forte of Glenwood, Lu Ann Peterson (special friend Tom Haas) of New Ulm, Susan Peterson of Mankato, Amy (Dennis) Jobgen of Danvers; sons: Gary (Jane) Peterson of Granada, David (Lilly) Peterson of Meade, Colorado, Danny Peterson of Dillon, Colorado; 12 grandchildren and several great grandchildren.  
She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, Eldon Peterson, her second husband, Hollis Loe, and a brother, Nick Schuckert, Jr.

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Ret. Col. Paul S. Bjorngjeld, 81, Texas (formerly Danvers)

Ret. Col. Paul S. Bjorngjeld, 81, was reunited with his wife and best friend Donna in heaven on April 23, 2015 after both battling cancer.  Paul was born April 4, 1934 in Benson, Minnesota.  He was the son of the late Sidney and Alma (Pederson) Bjorngjeld of Danvers, MN.  

Paul attended St Cloud College and then the University of Minnesota where he received his doctorate degree in Dentistry in 1958. He married his wife Donna Nelson from Benson, MN on August 20th, 1958.  He initially practiced as a Dentist in Glenwood Minnesota for a brief time and then enlisted in the US Army where he served 20 years as an officer serving in areas including the Korean War and 3 years at SHAPE (Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe), Belgium where he provided dentistry to the then US Secretary of Defense, Alexander Hague.

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