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Audrey Wendland

Audrey Wendland passed away May 23, 2013 in Tallahassee, Florida.

A memorial service will be held in July at St. Paul Lutheran Church.

Audrey was born Dec. 16, 1928 to Leonard and Florence Kvam in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Audrey’s mother Florence taught school for several years in Six Mile Grove, Swenoda, Sunburg area and Holloway area. Audrey’s father lived in Six Mile Grove area his early years.
Audrey published a book about her mother:  ‘Florence: The True Story of a Country Schoolteacher in Minnesota and North Dakota.’ The book is at the museum in Benson.

 

 

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Florence Eldora Slaughter

Florence went to her eternal home Wednesday, June 5, 2013 from “Harbor Care at Regency on Whidbey” on Whidbey Island, WA after complications from a recent fall and fractured shoulder.   

 
Florence Eldora Slaughter was born at home in Jackson County, Minnesota  April 2, 1925, the fifth of 12 children born to Rennie and Emma Slaughter.  

 
In August of 1945, she married LaVern Birch, from Danvers who was in the U.S. Navy.   Florence, LaVern and their four children left Minnesota in 1956 and moved to Seattle, WA.    LaVern and Florence’s fifth child was born in December of 1956.  

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Murien A. Sonsteng, age 85, of Benson

Murien A. Sonsteng, 85, of Benson, died Tuesday, June 4, 2013, at the Golden Living Center - Meadow Lane in Benson, Minnesota.  

          
Funeral services were 11:00 a.m., Monday, June 10, at the East Zion Lutheran Church in rural Starbuck, with Rev. Jacqueline Harvestine officiating.  Friends called for one hour prior to the service.  

Burial was in the East Zion Cemetery in Langhei Township, Pope County.  

Arrangements were with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  

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Joan Mabel Arnold, 75, of Holloway

The funeral service for Joan Arnold, of Holloway, was held  Friday, June 7, 2013, at 10:00 a.m., at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton.  Pastor Michelle R. Rowell officiated at the service.  Pati Arnold was the organist and accompanied the congregation in the singing of the hymns.

Honorary Bearers were Joan’s grandchildren and the Western Prairie Farm Collectors Club.  Casketbearers were Donita Ascheman, Alison Harwood, Betty Lovett, Rebecca Martinka, Charles Munsterman, and Scott Munsterman.  Interment was at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery in Moyer Township.

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Bueford W. Peterson, 89, of Glenwood, formerly of Swift Falls

Bueford W. Peterson, 89, of Glenwood, formerly of Swift Falls, passed away  Sunday, June 2, 2013, at Glacial Ridge  Health Services in Glenwood.  

Funeral services were held Thursday, June 6, 2013, at 2:00 p.m., at the Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls.  Visitation was held  Thursday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the church before the service.  
Burial followed the service at the Swift Falls Cemetery in Swift Falls.  

Bueford was born  December 28, 1923 in Mound, Minnesota to Walter and Mathilda (Leaf) Peterson.  He graduated from Mound High School and was employed by a plumber, but was anxious to help with chores at his father’s dairy farm and chose to farm instead.  

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Stella Kalthoff, age 68, of rural Murdock

Stella Kalthoff, age 68, of rural Murdock, died Monday, June 10, 2013, at her home.
 
Arrangements are pending with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.

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Lou Reither Memorial service

A memorial service for Lou Reither will be held  at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 15, 2013, at Vine Evangelical Church, 3244 22nd Ave South, Minneapolis, Minnesota  55407 in lieu of the graveside service. 

 
Lunch will be served at the church following the service.

 

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Bruce Dehne, 64, Appleton

A Memorial Service for Bruce Dehne was held  Saturday, June 1, 2013, at Zniewski Funeral Home-Vaala Chapel in Appleton with Pastor Wayne D. Kopitzke officiating.  Special music was sung by Pastor Wayne and Donne Jo Kopitzke.  Ricky Van Shelton’s “Talking With God” was also played for the service.

Honorary Bearers were Katie Kasten, Collin Yeo, Rhett Yeo, and Dan Perseke.  Interment was at the Appleton City Cemetery.

Bruce Wayne Dehne was born February 27, 1949, at Seattle, Washington to Norman H. and Jane E. (Melchert) Dehne.  He was baptized and confirmed into the Lutheran faith.  Bruce graduated from Appleton High School and attended Alexandria Technical School for ag management.

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LaVern “Bud” Lloyd Johnson Sr., 84, of Benson

LaVern “Bud” Lloyd Johnson Sr., 84, of Benson, Minnesota, formerly of Lucan passed away  Wednesday, May 22, 2013 at the Swift County - Benson Hospital in Benson.  

An outside Memorial Service was held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 28, 2013 at the old Johnsonville Lutheran Church site in rural Lucan.  Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church site.  Burial was held  Wednesday in the church cemetery.  A luncheon followed the service  Tuesday at the Brauhaus in Lucan.  

LaVern “Bud” Lloyd Johnson Sr. was born  December 23, 1928 to Earl and Elsie (Donner) Johnson on the farm north of Lucan.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Johnsonville Lutheran Church in Johnsonville Township.  He attended and graduated from Wabasso area public schools.  After graduation, he continued to help his parents with farming.

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Ernest Jemmis Paulsrud, 88, of Buffalo Lake

Ernest Paulsrud, of Grace Township, died Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Luther Haven Nursing Home at the age of 88.  

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, June 1, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Buffalo Lake Lutheran Church with Rev. Mike Carlson officiating.  

Organist was Jan Bjorngeld and vocalist was Eileen Grosland     who sang “Softly and Tenderly” and “You Are Mine”. Accompanist was Kristin Collignon. Saxophone was played by Tom Grosland   “The Lord’s Prayer”.

Casket Bearers were nieces and nephews: Douglas Paulsrud, Michael Paulsrud, Melissa Paulsrud, Melinda Wrobleski, Dale Bourne, Mark Bourne, Dean Bourne and Eileen Grosland.

Interment was in Sunset Memorial Cemetery. Visitation was  one hour prior to services at the church.

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