DEATH NOTICES

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Rev. John H. “Jack” Brooks, 88, of Sioux Falls

Rev. John H. “Jack” Brooks, 88, of Sioux Falls, died Sunday, March 24, 2013 at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.

John Herman Brooks was born in Chicago, IL on June 5, 1924. His parents were Edward L. Brooks and Minnie C. (Zarbach) Brooks. Jack was raised in the rural resort community of Beulah, Michigan, graduating from the Benzonia High School in 1943. For 6 years, he worked at the local drug store, and served as a licensed minister at his boyhood Eden Congregational Church.

In the fall of 1949, he enrolled in the Yankton College School of Theology in Yankton, SD. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1953, and his Bachelor of Theology degree in 1954. He was ordained into the Christian Ministry on December 12, 1954. He served the Letcher and Loomis Congregational Churches from 1952 to 1958. On June 24, 1956, he was united in marriage with Ramona Brost.

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25
Mar
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Leslie G. Fenton Bolt, 58, of Kerkhoven

Leslie G. Fenton Bolt, 58, of Kerkhoven, died Sunday afternoon, March 10, at the Rice Care Center in Willmar.

A memorial service was held at 11:00 a.m.  Thursday, March 14, at the Cornerstone Baptist Church in Willmar.

Leslie G. Fenton Bolt was born  June 1, 1954, in Litchfield, Minnesota, the daughter of Hugh and Virginia (Stevens) Fenton. She grew up in Litchfield and was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith. She graduated from Litchfield High School in 1972 and then attended the Willmar Community College.

In 1973, Leslie was united in marriage to Wayne Evenson and they lived in Litchfield, Park Rapids and Arizona. In 1993, Leslie was married to Jerry Bolt and they lived in North Carolina. In 2000, Leslie returned to live in Kerkhoven. She was employed at Darold’s Super Value Foods in Benson.

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25
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Steve Nokleby, 61, Montevideo

Steve Nokleby died Friday, March 8, 2013 at his home in rural Montevideo at the age of 61.  

Memorial services were conducted  Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Montevideo with Rev. Marie Eckberg officiating.

Organist was Nancy Strand and vocalist was Dorian Chalmers who sang  “Great Is Thy Faithfulness”. Congregational hymns were  “O Jesus, I Have Promised” and “For The Beauty Of The Earth”.
Honorary bearers were all his nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.

Interment was in the Jevnaker Lutheran Cemetery.  

Steven Craig Nokleby was born  April 4, 1951 in Montevideo, Minnesota to Arnold and Eileen (Anderson) Nokleby.  He was baptized and confirmed at Jevnaker Lutheran Church.  He attended rural school, Milan Public Schools and graduated from Montevideo High School in 1969.  He attended Concordia College in Moorhead and Southwest State in Marshall.  

Wed
20
Mar
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Roselle Evelyn Johnson, age 78, of Benson

Roselle Evelyn Johnson, age 78, of Benson, died Sunday, March 17, 2013, at the Golden Living Center – Meadow Lane in Benson, MN.           Funeral services will be at 11:00 A.M., Saturday, March 23, 2013, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, with Rev. Gary Brandenburg officiating.  Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 P.M., Friday, March 22, 2013 at the Trinity Lutheran Church and for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.  Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.
    
Roselle “Grandma Zell”, the daughter of Ross David Mills and Ellen Victoria (Anderson) Mills, was born August 23, 1934 in Six Mile Grove Township.  She was 78 years old and one of four children. Roselle was baptized into the Christian Faith by Reverend Schell and confirmed in 1949 by Reverend J.G. Swedeburg, both at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, MN.  Roselle graduated from Benson High School in 1952.

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20
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Benson-Clariene A. Stutelberg, age 83, of Benson

Benson-Clariene A. Stutelberg, age 83, of Benson, passed away on Thursday Morning, March 14th, 2013, at the Golden Living Center Meadowlane Health Care Center in Benson.
 
Services-Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday March 21, 2013, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson with Rev. Seth Novak officiating.
 
Visitation-Friends may call from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 20, at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson and for one hour prior to the service at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church.
Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

Tue
19
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Naomi Evangeline (Van) Delores Becker, 85, of Hutchinson, formerly of Benson

Naomi Evangeline (Van) Delores Becker passed away March 9, 2013, just 5 days short of her 86th birthday, with her family by her side.

A Memorial Service was held on March 16, 2013 at Hunters Ridge Community Church in Hutchinson and internment will be at the Benson City Cemetery at a later date.

Clergy officiating were Pastor William (Lanny) Penwell, Hutchinson Evangelical Free Church and Pastor Reed Egerstrom, First Evangelical Free Church of Benson.  Pianist was Agnette Duncan.  Soloist Derek Youngren sang “Children of the Heavenly Father” in Swedish, and Deborah Penwell sang “Heaven is my Home” by Rev. David Becker, accompanied by Adam Thiel on the Mandolin.  Congregational singing was led by Joan Egerstrom.

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11
Mar
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Marvin Edward Zurn, age 90, of DeGraff

Marvin Edward Zurn, age 90, of DeGraff, died Thursday, March 7, 2013, at the Swift County Benson Hospital.     Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10:00 A.M., Wednesday, March 13, 2013, at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in DeGraff, with Father William Sprigler Officiating.  Visitation will be held Tuesday, March 12th from 4:00 – 7:00 P.M. at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church with a Parish Prayer Service at 4:00 P.M. and a Rosary at 6:30 P.M.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in the St. Bridget’s Catholic Cemetery.  Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.
    
Marvin Edward Zurn was born in Grace Township, Chippewa County, Minnesota to Effie Mae (Payne) and John William Zurn on January 24, 1923.  He was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church and attended school in Grace Township.  He grew up and lived his entire life in Grace Township, Chippewa County.

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08
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Hulda A. Johnson

Hulda A. Johnson, 88 of Benson, died Wednesday, March 6, 2013 at GlenOaks Care Center in New London.  Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at Our Redeemers Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday at the Church and also one hour prior to service.  Burial will be in the Benson City Cemetery.   Arrangements are with the Harvey Anderson and Johnson Funeral Home                                                     www.hafh.org
 

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07
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Robert “Bob” Curtis Lachmiller

Robert “Bob” Curtis Lachmiller, age 85, of Clontarf, died Sunday, March 3, 2013, at the Glacial Ridge Health System in Glenwood.             Funeral services will be at 1:00 P.M., Thursday, March 7, 2013, at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Benson, with Rev. Dennis McManus Officiating.          Friends may call for one hour prior to the service.  Arrangements are with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.
    
Robert “Bob” Curtis Lachmiller was born in Good Thunder, MN to Lila (Kaul) and Frederick Lachmiller on July 17, 1927.  He was baptized at Immanuel Lutheran Church and grew up in Good Thunder attending Sterling Public School.  Bob served in the Korean War from 1950 - 1952 as a private first class and radio operator in the US Army.
 

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Bonnie Jean (Skottegard) Ziegler

Bonnie Jean (Skottegard) Ziegler, age 69, of Benson, died Monday, February 18, 2013 at her home.  Funeral services were held at 11:00 A.M., on Friday, February 22, 2013, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, with Father Paul Timmerman Officiating.             Visitation was held Thursday, February 21, 2013, at Zniewski Funeral Home.  Arrangements were with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com
     
Bonnie Jean (Skottegard) Ziegler was born on October 28, 1943, in Minneapolis, the daughter of Ethel Jaeger Skottegard. She was baptized on January 2, 1944, at the First Evangelical Church in Grand Rapids, and she was confirmed on April 14, 1957, at the Zion Lutheran Church in Hopkins.  She grew up in Grand Rapids and Hopkins, graduating from Hopkins High School in 1961.

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