DEATH NOTICES

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Michael Edward Quigley

Michael Edward Quigley
September 29, 1933-May 07, 2013
Funeral Notice

Danvers – Michael E. Quigley, 79, died on Tuesday, May 7, 2013, at Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, May 10, at 11:00 a.m., at the Church of the Visitation in Danvers.  Visitation will be for one hour prior to the service at the church.

Arrangements with Zniewski Funeral Home, Benson, MN.  

www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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29
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DeWayne A. Rudningen, 86, of New London

DeWayne A. Rudningen, 86 of New London, formerly of Sunburg, died Friday, April 26, 2013 at GlenOaks Care Center in New London.  His funeral will be 11:00 am, Wednesday, May 1st at Hope Lutheran Church in Sunburg.  Burial will be at West Norway Lake Cemetery in Sunburg.  Visitation will be from 5-8 pm Tuesday, April 30th at the church and continue one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.  Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. 
 
DeWayne was born on May 1, 1926 in Kerkhoven Township, Swift County, Minnesota, the son of Ingmar and Ida (Hollen) Rudningen.  He was baptized on May 30, 1926 and confirmed on May 5, 1940 at West Norway Lake Lutheran Church.  He grew up on the farm and attended District 63 for his schooling as well as Kerkhoven High School.
 

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Lucas John Wink, 23, Aitkin

Memorial services for Lucas Wink of Warroad will be held Saturday, May 11, 2013 at 2:00 p.m. at the Pedersen Funeral Home in Morris. Reverend Ginger Beck will be officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to services. Burial will be in Lakeside Cemetery in Hancock.

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23
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Michael J. Commerford, 49, Danvers

Michael J. Commerford, 49, died on Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Swift County-Benson Hospital. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at 1:00 p.m., at the Church of the Visitation in Danvers.  Friends may call on the family from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  A Parish Prayer Service will be held at 4:30.  Visitation will continue   for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.

Michael J. Commerford, 49, died on Friday, April 19, 2013, at the Swift County-Benson Hospital.
 
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, April 24, at 1:00 p.m., at the Church of the Visitation in Danvers.  Friends may call on the family from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 23, at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  A Parish Prayer Service will be held at 4:30.  Visitation will continue   for one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.   

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12
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Gary Richard Trew, 54, Cape Charles, VA

Gary Richard Trew, 54, husband of Diane Patrice Trew passed away suddenly at Cape Charles Marina in Cape Charles,Virginia aboard the C.C. Rider on Sunday, April 7, 2013. He was a resident of Benson, MN but spent some of his retirement in Cape Charles as Captain of the C.C. Rider. He was born October 22, 1958 in Flint, Michigan and was the son of the late Burley William Trew and Eeva Heinonen Trew.

Other than his spouse he is survived by four sons, Shawn William Trew of Richmond, VA, Kyle Douglas Trew of Long Valley, NJ, Jacob Burley Trew of Alexandria, MN, David Marion Trew of Benson, MN; a daughter, Hillary Rose Trew of Long Island, NJ; two brothers, Mark William Trew of West Palm Beach, FL, Lee Stevens Trew of Raleigh, NC; a sister, Lea Suzette Trew Porter, of Raleigh, NC; also several nieces and nephews.

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09
Apr
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LaVerne Howard Neuhaus, Benson

LaVerne Howard Neuhaus was born in Pontiac, Michigan to Laura C. (Larson) and Emil J. Neuhaus on November 23, 1929.  He grew up south of Benson on the family farm and graduated from Benson High School.  LaVerne served during the Vietnam War, completed 28 years of active duty, and retired as a Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Air Force.  Upon retirement, he moved back to Benson and was a member of the VFW Post 1403.  He was called from this life on Thursday, April 4, 2013, at the VA Medical Center in Minneapolis, MN.  He attained the age of 83 years, 4 months and 11 days.  His funeral is Friday, April 12, 2 p.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church in Benson.

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09
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Gloria Constance Wigfield, San Diego, formerly Benson

Gloria Constance Wigfield was born June 21, 1926 to Sam & Alma Kjenstad. Gloria passed away Monday,  April 1, 2013.  She was raised in Norwegian tradition in South Minneapolis, along with five beloved siblings.

Gloria married George (Duke) in 1947 and moved to Benson in 1952.  Together, they ran Wigfield's Department  Store for over 30 years before retiring to San Diego in 1986.
Gloria is survived by her five children: David (Louise), John, Anna Brudvig (Jim), Adam (Linda), Mary Langan (Patrick); 13 grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren, and her sisters-in-law, Norma Jean Wigfield and Milka Wigfield.   

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09
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Mary Lou Beyer, Benson

The funeral service for Mary Lou Beyer was held  Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at 11:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.  Pastor Fred Morck officiated at the service.  Marge Friedlein was the organist.   Dan and Kristin Smith sang “In the Garden” and “On Eagles Wings”.  Congregational hymns were “My Faith Looks Up to Thee”, “Eternal Father, Strong to Save”, and “Here I Am, Lord”.
Casketbearers were Wayne Norby, Larry Pray, Gary Johnson, Eugene Johnson, Roger Johnson, Art Norby, and Al Norby.  The Honorary Bearer was Ronald Pray.  The interment service was at the Appleton City Cemetery with Pastor Michelle Rowell officiating.

Mary Lou Beyer was born December 11, 1929, in Kragero Township, Chippewa County, to Arthur E. and Inga M. (Canton) Norby.  She was baptized as an infant at Zion Lutheran Church, rural Watson.  She was confirmed April 23, 1944, at Kviteseid Lutheran Church in Milan.  Mary Lou graduated from Milan High School June 5, 1947.

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09
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Joanne G. Grothe, 80, of Benson

Funeral services for Joanne G. Grothe, 80, of Benson, were held Tuesday, April 9, 2013, at 2 p.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.

Interment followed the service at the Benson City Cemetery.  Joanne Gertrude Grothe, was born February 21, 1933, in Benson, the daughter of Oscar and Martha Foslien Vinge. She grew up in Langhei Township, Pope County, Minnesota. She was baptized and confirmed at West Zion Lutheran Church. She attended country school, grades 1-8, at District #51 in Langhei Township. She graduated from Benson High School and then enrolled at the Medical School of Technology in Minneapolis for one year.

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09
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Elsie H. Klein (Burns-Christopherson), Minneapolis

Elsie H. Klein (Burns-Christopherson), 92, passed away February 22, 2013 at the Ebenezer Care Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

A memorial service is planned for April 27, 2013 at 11:15 a.m. at the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church Chapel with Pastor Brandenburg officiating. A visitation prior to the service will be at 10:30 a.m. Burial will be in the Six Mile Grove Cemetery.

Elsie was born on the family farm near rural Danvers in Swenoda Township July 12, 1920. She was the youngest of a family of 10 children. There was no school bus transportation in District #34, so every day she would walk the two miles each way. This continued until the graduation from the eighth grade.

Elsie was confirmed and baptized at the Immanuel Church (Six Mile Grove). In the later years, her membership was at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.

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