DEATH NOTICES

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Marlene K. Mohrman age 69 of Alexandria formerly of Morris

Marlene K. Mohrman age 69 of Alexandria formerly of Morris died on Thursday, July 25, 2013 at her home.  A funeral service will be held 11:00 AM on Monday, July 29, 2013 Calvary Lutheran Church in Alexandria.  Visitation will be held on Sunday, July 28, 2013 from 4-8 PM at the Anderson Funeral Home and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.

In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred to Hospice of Douglas County, Alexandria, MN.

Arrangements are with the Anderson Funeral Home in Alexandria.
www.andersonfuneral.net

Tue
23
Jul
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Burnell Olson, formerly of Benson

A Memorial Service for Burnell Olson will be held  Saturday, July 27 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.
Burnell was a wonderful guy that lived life to the fullest.

He was born in Barrett, Minnesota  April 8, 1939, to Clarence & Dorothy Olson. He spent his childhood in Benson and Glenwood along with his brothers, Dennis, Roger and Mark.
Burnell was an honor role student and a fantastic athlete, breaking state records in pole vaulting and excelling in basketball and football, which earned him the "Craig Johnson" award.

He started his Bachelors studies at Macalester College in St. Paul; after transferring, he received a history degree from St. Cloud State.
He married his college sweetheart, Janice Haltom and raised a family which included son, Bradley and daughters, Janelle and Jacqueline.

Tue
23
Jul
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Dennis W. Jaeger, 74, of Lakeville, formerly of Benson

Dennis W. Jaeger, 74, of Lakeville, Minnesota, formerly of Richfield, passed away  June 10, 2013.
He was preceded in death by parents, Ernest and Ella, and brother, Luverne.

He is survived by loving wife, June (Iversen); daughters, Jaime Jaeger and Jennifer (Dan) Iverson; granddaughters, Marisa and Melanie Jaeger and grandsons, Dalton and Lucas Iverson; sisters, Audrey (Marv) Tangeman and Yvonne (Gordy) Woytcke; brothers and sisters in- law and nieces, nephews and many friends.
Dennis was a 1957 graduate of Benson High School and was in the US Air Force for four years. He was employed by the US Postal Service for 30 years. He was a long-time member of Berea Lutheran Church in Richfield. Dennis was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, and friend. His spirit lives on in the hearts of those who knew him.

Services have already been held and interment was at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery.

 

Tue
23
Jul
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Oswald A. Kari, 90, formerly of Benson/Swift Falls

Oswald A. Kari, 90, passed away Monday, July 15, 2013, at the Benedictine Manor Nursing Home in Arcadia, Wisconsin.

Funeral services were held  Friday, July 19, 2013 at 1 p.m. at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church, rural Benson, Minnesota, with Pastor Seth Novak officiating.

Burial was in the Swift Falls Cemetery. Visitation was held at the church  Friday from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m.

Casket Bearers were Tim Slaughter, Lynn Larson, Greg Nelson, Scott Nelson, Roy Lagred and Jonathan Fahl.

Oswald was born  November 16, 1922 at Pine City, Minnesota to John and Ethel (Koski) Kari. He graduated from Finlayson High School.
He served his country in the U.S. Army. He married Emma Mae Habeck  August 21, 1948; she preceded him in death in August of 2001.

Tue
23
Jul
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David Wilcox, 28, formerly of Minneapolis

David Wilcox, 28, formerly of Minneapolis, died July 3, 2013 in Sacramento, CA.

David became part of our family and hearts from Brazil along with his sister Carolyn. 

David is survived by his parents, Charlie and Becky Wilcox of Ramsey, Minnesota; brother, Kyle Wilcox of Minneapolis; sister, Carolyn Edwards of Benson, Minnesota; grandparents, Don and Mavis Aasland of Moorhead; and aunts, uncles and cousins.

A celebration of David’s life will be held  Friday, July 26, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., in Bottolfson Chapel, Eventide Lutheran Home, Moorhead.

A committal service will be held  Saturday, July 27, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., in Benson City Cemetery, Benson.

 

Thu
11
Jul
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Gertrude I. Simonson, of Benson, age 91

Gertrude I. Simonson, of Benson, age 91, passed away on Wednesday afternoon, July 10, 2013, at the Minnewaska Lutheran Home in Starbuck.
 
Funeral services will be 1:00 p.m., Saturday, July 13, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson, with Rev. Seth Novak officiating.  Burial will be in the Benson City Cemetery.
 
Friends may call for one hour prior to the service at the Church.

Mon
08
Jul
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Wayne H. Davidson, age 69 of Ramsey

Wayne H. Davidson, age 69 of Ramsey.  Preceded in death by parents, Harry & Doris Davidson and infant sister. 30 year Employee of US West(Qwest), Member of MSRA, and loved to fish. He will be deeply missed by his children, Stacy (Kurt) Carlson, Jason (Tonia), Nick (Jessica LaRousch); grandchildren, Ryan, Nathan, Josie, Shyla, Jenna, Bo; significant other, Sue Swanson; sisters, Carol Davidson, Nancy Searcy; nieces, nephews, other family and friends. Memorial Service, 2 PM Saturday, July 13, 2013 at Methven-Taylor Funeral Home, 850 East Main Street, Anoka, with visitation starting at NOON.

Wed
03
Jul
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Leonard Lloyd Laurance Mills, Jr., age 67, of Benson

Leonard Lloyd Laurance Mills, Jr., age 67, of Benson (formerly of Clontarf), died Tuesday, July 2, 2013 at the Swift County Benson Hospital.
 
Services:  Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, July 6, 2013, at the St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf, with Father William Sprigler officiating.
 
Visitation: 4:00 – 7:00 p.m., Friday, July 5, 2013 at the St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf, with a Parish Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m.  Visitation will continue at the St. Malachy Catholic Church for one hour prior to the service.
 
Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

Wed
03
Jul
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Donald Gordon Nelson, 80, of Hot Springs, SD

Donald Gordon Nelson, 80, of Hot Springs, SD, passed away  May 8, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in Hot Springs.
Donald was born September 19, 1932, in Redwood Falls, Minnesota, to Anton and Emma (Olson) Nelson. He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean War from 1953 until his honorable discharge in 1955.
Donald is survived by his special friend, Verta Krcil of Hot Springs, and a sister, Lila Johnson of Benson, Minnesota.
Memorial services were held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 17, 2013, at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Hot Springs, SD, with Fr. Tim Hoag officiating.
Interment was held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, May 17, 2013, at Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, SD.
Arrangements were placed in the care of McColley’s Chapel of the Hills in Hot Springs.
Written Condolences may be made at www.mccolleyschapels.com.

Fri
28
Jun
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Margaret Foster, Arden Hills and formerly of Benson

Foster, Margaret V. “Marny”
Age 68 of Arden Hills, formerly of Benson, MN, passed away June 27, 2013.  Preceded in death by brother, John Swanson. 

Survived by husband, Richard Foster; daughters, Ginny (Bruce) Wagner, Caty (Matt) Krauter and Missy (Max) Stockbridge; grandchildren, Ella, Blake, Mathis and Hudson; sisters and brother, Mary (Dave) Loveless, Tom (Colleen) Swanson and Elizabeth (Paul) Lippert; sister-in-law, Nancy Swanson; numerous nieces and nephews.  Memorial service 11 AM, Wednesday, July 3, with gathering one hour prior at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 1900 – 7th St. NW, New Brighton.  Private interment.

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