DEATH NOTICES

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Thu
27
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Gregory Dean Walsh, 59, of Murdock

Gregory Dean Walsh, 59, of Murdock, passed away on Tuesday, June 25, 2013, at home.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2013, at 11:00 a.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Murdock.  Visitation will be held on Friday, June 28, 2013, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., with a Parish Prayer Service at 6:30 p.m., at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church and will continue one hour prior to the service at the church.  Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.
 

Wed
26
Jun
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Avaran Kvistad, 19, of Crawford, formerly of Swift Falls

Funeral services for Avaran Kvistad, 19, of Crawford will be held on Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 10:00 AM at the Crawford Community Building with Pastor Bill Bagley officiating.  Burial will take place at the Crawford Cemetery.  A visitation will be held on Wednesday, June 26, 2013 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at Chamberlain Chapel in Crawford.

Avaron was born on March 24, 1994 in Alexandria, Minnesota.  His biological mother was Eva Bacca who was a foster daughter of Steve and Mary Jo Kvistad.  Eva placed Avaran up for adoption with a request that he be adopted by the Kvistad’s.

Avaron spent the first eleven years of his life in rural Swift Falls, Minnesota attending school in Benson.  He was involved in wrestling, hunting, and horseback riding.  Avaran traveled countless miles to High School and Little Britches rodeos to support his older brothers and sisters and became a competitor himself.  Through all of his travels Avaran endeared himself to everyone he met.

Tue
25
Jun
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Jeanette Holmquist, 90, of Willmar

Jeanette Holmquist, 90, of Willmar, died Friday, June 21, at Bethesda Heritage Center Nursing Home in Willmar.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 28, at Bethel Lutheran Church in Willmar.  A committal service will be held at 2 p.m. Friday at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at Bethel Lutheran Church.  It is her wish that memorial gifts be given to Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church (Benson), Bethel Lutheran Church (Willmar), Rice Hospice or Bethesda Foundation.  Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.

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