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Donald Eldon Thompson

Donald Eldon Thompson, 84, of Murdock, died Thursday Dec. at Gabriel House in Murdock. A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, December 21st at Kerkhoven Lutheran Church in Kerkhoven. Visitation will be from 4-6:00 p.m. on Sunday at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Kerkhoven and continue one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be at Rolling Fork Cemetery in Swift Falls. Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Kerkhoven. www.hafh.org

Donald was born on Dec.16, 1931 to Bernt and Ruby (Hanson) Thompson in Swift County. He was one of ten children who grew up on the family farm north of Murdock. He attended country school until graduating from Murdock High School in 1950. After his schooling, Don enlisted in the Army, where he served during the Korean War from 1951 to 1953. He was stationed on the Korean Peninsula.

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Ronald E. Swan

Ronald E. Swan

May 11, 1943 – December 17, 2015

 Funeral Services will be 1 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 22, 2015, with visitation from 11:30 AM – 1 PM at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.  Burial will be in the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations are preferred to the Kerkhoven Ambulance or Minneapolis VA Healthcare Systems “Fisher Fund”.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

Ronald Eugene Swan was born May 11, 1943, in Slayton Township, Murray County, Minnesota, to Gordon Earl and Ada Luella (Indall) Swan.  He grew up in Slayton, Minnesota; Canton, South Dakota; and Milbank, South Dakota, graduating from Milbank High School in 1961. 

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LaVerne M. Skarsten

LaVerne M. Skarsten
April 3, 1932-December 11, 2015
 LaVerne M. Skarsten, 83, died on Friday, Dec.11, at the Swift County-Benson Hospital. A memorial service is set for Tuesday, Dec. 15, at 11 am, at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Benson. Visitation will be held from 5 pm to 7 pm, Monday, Dec. 14, at the Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Benson, and again Tuesday for one hour prior to the service at the church. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is in charge of the arrangements. www.zniewskifuneralhome.com
 

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James “Jim” Lysen

James “Jim” Lysen

James “Jim” V. Lysen, age 69, of Glenwood, MN, was discovered to have died at his home, of natural causes, on Thursday, December 3, 2015.  A memorial service celebrating his life will be held at 7:00 P.M. on Monday, December 14th, at the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home in Glenwood, with visitation beginning at 5:00 P.M. and running until the time of service.  Inurnment will be in Fron Cemetery, rural Starbuck.  Arrangements are with the Hoplin-Hitchcock Funeral Home of Glenwood.

James Verne Lysen, the only child of Henning and Clara (Anderson) Lysen, was born on February 5, 1946, at the hospital in Glenwood, MN.  He was baptized at Fron Lutheran Church in Starbuck and confirmed there on January 8, 1961, by Rev. Norman Dversdal. 

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Dallas F. Knudson

Dallas F. Knudson

Dallas Froholm (Wanberg) Knudson of West Fargo, ND and formerly from Towner, ND, passed away on Sunday, Dec. 6, surrounded by family, in the Sanford Palliative Care Unit in Fargo.  A celebration of her life will be held at Eventide Sheyenne Crossings in West Fargo on Friday, Dec. 11, at 2:30 p.m.  A prayer service will be held at Zion Lutheran Church in Towner on Saturday, Dec. 12, at 2  p.m.

Dallas was born at home  Sept. 11, 1933, to Rev. R.T. and Olga (Moe) Wanberg in Towner, North Dakota.  She graduated from Towner High School in 1952 and graduated from Luther College in Decorah, Iowa, with a BA majoring in English and Biology, in 1956. Dallas completed additional graduate studies at NDSU, UND, the University of Oslo, Norway, and a fellowship at the John E. Anderson Graduate School of Management, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA.

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Angeline Sukke

Angeline Sukke
1925 ~ 2015
 
Angeline Sukke, age 90, of Benson, MN, died Sunday in Gabriel House in Murdock.  Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 3, at 11 a.m., at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson, officiated by the Rev. Gary Brandenburg.  Visitation will be Wednesday, Dec. 2 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. , at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to services at the church on Thursday. Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson. www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

The family prefers memorials to be sent to the donors’ favorite charity.
 

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Wayne ‘Bud’ Gensler

Wayne ‘Bud’ Gensler

Dec. 8, 1929 • Nov. 23, 2015

Wayne “Bud” Gensler, 85, died at home November 23, 2015.

A Masonic Service and Memorial Service was scheduled for the Rosemount United Methodist Church, Sunday, Nov. 29 at 12 noon, 14770 Canada Ave W, (651) 423-2475 with interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery. Wayne was born Dec. 8, 1929 in Terrace, Minnesota to Walter and Ingrid Gensler.

Wayne graduated from Benson High School in 1947 and entered the United States Army, discharged in May 1949, and called back as reserve March 1950 to April 1953. He was a lifetime member of VFW Post 1403 in Benson and the American Legion; he was a member of the Corinthian Masonic Lodge 67 and Rosemount United Methodist Church.

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Norman Bosch

Norman Bosch, of Montevideo, died Friday, November 20, 2015 at his home in Montevideo at the age of 79.

Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 24 at 1:00 PM at the United Methodist Church in Montevideo with Rev. Gwen Bohlke officiating. Interment will be at Terrace Lawn Memory Gardens.

Visitation will be held on Monday from 5-8:00 PM at the Anderson - TeBeest Funeral Home in Montevideo with a prayer service at 7:45 PM. Visitation will continue at the church for one hour before the services on Tuesday.

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Randy H. Wester

Randy H. Wester

Randy Hilmer Wester was born on Sept. 19, 1962, in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Thelford and Mabel (Strom) Wester.  He was baptized at Lake Hazel Lutheran Church and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson. He attended Benson Schools, where he participated in wrestling and cross country. He graduated from Benson Senior High School with the class of 1981.   He then moved to Litchfield, Minnesota where he worked for Pamida for a short time before attending Hutchinson Vocational College. He then worked for 26 years with HTI in Hutchinson with the Waste Water Treatment Plant.

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Robert Grussing

De Graff, Minnesota-Robert C. Grussing, of DeGraff, age 59, died on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 from injuries sustained in a motor vehicle accident south of DeGraff.  Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, November 21, 2015, at 10:30 a.m. at the First Baptist Church in Benson. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 20, 2015 from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson. Burial will be in the Benson City Cemetery.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com
 

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