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16
Aug
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Jerry Allen Clark

Jerry Allen Clark

Jerry Allen Clark
February 27, 1950 • July 16, 2016

Jerry Allen Clark was born February 27, 1950 in Benson, Minnesota to Richard and Deloris Burns. Jerry and his twin sister made local news tipping the scale at 16 pounds at birth. When the twins were 2-1/2 years old, their mother, Deloris, was killed in an auto accident. They were later adopted by Deloris’ sister, Helen, and husband Laury Clark.

The Clark family moved to Washington state in 1962 where Jerry attended culinary school, worked at several jobs before retiring from the Boeing Co. after 26 years of service.

Jerry married Susan Putich May 19, 1973. They were married 43 years and had a daughter, Maureen.

Jerry’s joy was basketball. He attended high school sports regularly. Near retirement, he became involved in the Burlington, WA horsehoe club, eventually winning tournaments.

Mon
15
Aug
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Arthur O. Hulberg

Arthur O. Hulberg

Arthur O. Hulberg
July 5, 1915 – August 12, 2016

Arthur O. Hulberg, 101, Benson, died Friday, Aug. 12, in Golden Living Center. Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Aug. 17, at Our Redeemer's Lutheran Church in Benson.  Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is in charge of the arrangements.

Arthur Oliver Hulberg, age 101, was born on July 5, 1915 in Langhei Township, Pope County, Minnesota the son of Christian and Julie Ostad Hulberg. He was baptized at the Lake Hazel Lutheran Church and confirmed at the Immanuel Lutheran Church by Pastor Strand.   He attended country school at District #62.

Mon
08
Aug
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Sylvia A. O’Malley

Sylvia A. O’Malley

Sylvia A. O’Malley
August 20, 1916 • August 6, 2016

Sylvia Alvina O’Malley, 99, of Benson, Minnesota, passed away Saturday, August 6, 2016, at the Swift County-Benson Hospital, two weeks shy of her 100th birthday.  

A Memorial Service will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, August 20, 2016, with visitation one hour prior to the service at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, Benson.

Interment will be in the Benson City Cemetery.

Sylvia was born  August 20, 1916 in Camp Lake Township, Swift County, Minnesota, the daughter of Sivert and Lena (Anderson) Simonson. She was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Benson.

December 7, 1945, Sylvia was united in marriage to Fred O’Malley in Webster, South Dakota.

She worked at the Swift County-Benson Hospital for over 30 years.

Sylvia was a lifetime member of Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.

Mon
01
Aug
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LOREN R. LARSON

LOREN ROSS LARSON

LOREN ROSS LARSON
OCTOBER 5, 1960 – JULY 28, 2016
OBITUARY
 
Loren Ross Larson, age 55, of Kerkhoven, died Thursday, July 28, 2016, the result of an airplane accident in La Crosse County, WI.  Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, August 4, 2016 at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls, MN.  Visitation will continue from 10 – 11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., on Friday, August 5, 2016, at the church.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Homes in Benson.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com
 

Fri
29
Jul
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Eleanor (Larson) Anderson

Eleanor (Larson) Anderson

Eleanor (Larson) Anderson
October 19, 1916 • July 15, 2016

Eleanor (Larson) Anderson was born October 19, 1916 in Artichoke Township, Big Stone County, to Michael and Minda (Stenstuen) Larson. Eleanor was baptized and confirmed at Drywood Lutheran Church, where she later sang in the choir, attended the Ladies Aid Society, served at church suppers, and taught kindergarten children in the Bible school.  Eleanor graduated from a one-room rural school, District 65.

October 21, 1937, Eleanor was married, at her parents’ home, to Willard Anderson. They had two children, Myron and Marsha.  Eleanor and Willard farmed one of the original Anderson homesteads at Artichoke Lake, and for several years during the heyday of fishing on Artichoke Lake, they also ran a boat rental business.

Fri
29
Jul
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Anita Mary Tucker

Anita Mary Tucker
 
Anita Mary Tucker, 82, of Willmar, died Friday, May 27, 2016 at Copperleaf Senior Living Community in Willmar.

Mass of Christial Burial will be 11 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9 at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Murdock.

Arrangements are with Peterson Brothers Funeral Home in Willmar.  www.petersonbrothers.com

Full obituary is here.
 

Tue
26
Jul
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Allen E. Berens

Allen E. Berens
July 28, 1949 • July 19, 2016
 
Allen Edward Berens, 66, of Pequot Lakes, Minnesota, passed away July 19, 2016. Allen was born to Olive (Halvorson) and Roy Berens at the hospital in Starbuck, July 28, 1949.

Funeral services were held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 23 at St. Alice Catholic Church, Pequot Lakes. Visitation was one hour prior to the service.

Burial will be at St. Francis Cemetery, Benson, at a later date.

Allen was baptized and confirmed at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Benson and attended the Catholic school there and then attended Benson High School.

After high school, Allen married Patricia (Heike) Anderson and worked with his father at Berens Trucking and owned a truck repair shop. He later moved with his family to Brainerd and then Pequot Lakes while he worked at various development and sales positions. He was an avid sportsman and loved the beauty of nature.

Tue
26
Jul
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Kathleen Lagred

Kathleen Lagred
September 19, 1934 • July 19, 2016

Memorial services for Kathleen Lagred of Benson, Minnesota  were held Monday, July 25, 2016 at 1:00 p.m. at Scandia Lutheran Church, rural Glenwood. Rev. Ronald Knutson officiated. Visitation was one hour prior to services at the church  Monday. Burial was in the church cemetery.

Kathleen JoAnn Kolstad, daughter of Simon and Eunice (Peterson) Kolstad, was born September 19, 1934 in Camp Lake Township in Swift Falls, Minnesota. Kathleen grew up in the Benson area, where she attended country school and in 1952, she graduated from Benson High School. She continued her education at the Willmar School of Practical Nursing, graduating on June 30, 1953, with an LPN degree.  Following her schooling, Kathleen worked as a nurse in Willmar, St. Paul and Florida, eventually making her home in Swift County, Minnesota.

Tue
26
Jul
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Linda Kay Larson

Linda Kay Larson, 66, of Willmar, died Sunday, July 24 at her residence in Willmar.

Her graveside service will be at 1:00 p.m.  Wednesday, July 27 at Big Bend Lutheran Cemetery in Milan.

Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.     www.hafh.org
 

Fri
22
Jul
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MYRTLE M. KNUTSON

Myrtle Mary Knutson

MYRTLE M. KNUTSON
JUNE 22, 1913 – JULY 19, 2016
FUNERAL NOTICE
 
Myrtle Mary Knutson, age 103, of Benson, died Tuesday, July 19, 2016, at Golden Living Center – Meadow Lane. 

Visitation will be held 4 – 7 p.m. on Thursday, July 28, 2016, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Visitation will continue on Friday, July 29, 2016, from 12 – 1 p.m., followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 1 p.m., at St. Francis Catholic Church. 

Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Homes.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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