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RoJean Mary O'Malley

RoJean Mary O’Malley

ROJEAN MARY O'MALLEY
September 27, 1941 • July 2, 2018

RoJean Mary O’Malley, 76, of Appleton, Minnesota passed away peacefully surrounded by family  Monday, July 2 at the Appleton Hospital after a valiant fight with cancer.

RoJean was born September 27, 1941, in Benson, Minnesota to Lowell and Marion Todd.  Later on, the family moved to DeGraff, where she graduated from Benson High School in 1959.

RoJean and her husband Jim O’Malley (1933-2009) lived in DeGraff, Minnesota and raised five boys (John Patrick, Patrick James, Michael John, Jimmy Dugan, and Bradley Charles). They moved to Montevideo in 1979, where RoJean worked in several capacities including being a realtor, security at the Appleton Prison, and as dispatch at the Chippewa County Sheriff’s Department.

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Winifred D. Erdman

WINIFRED D. ERDMAN

WINIFRED D. ERDMAN
October 18, 1925 • July 8, 2018

Funeral services for Winifred Erdman of Benson, Minnesota (formerly of Holloway) were held Thursday, July 12, 2018 at 2:00 p.m. at the Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairfield Township, near Holloway with the Rev. John Ramsbacher officiating. Visitation was Thursday, one hour prior to services at the church. Burial was at the Trinity Lutheran Cemetery, near Holloway.

Winifred Delores Schlieman, daughter of Alfred and Dora (Mecklenburg) Schlieman was born October 18, 1925 in Fairfield Township in Swift County, Minnesota. She was baptized in 1925 and confirmed  April 4, 1939 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Fairfield Township. Winifred grew up on a farm 15 miles north of Appleton, Minnesota. She attended the one room country school District #43 through the 8th grade. 

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Marlin Larry Ellingson

MARLIN LARRY ELLINGSON

MARLIN LARRY ELLINGSON
April 27, 1948 • July 11, 2018

Marlin L. Ellingson, 70, of Benson, Minnesota died Wednesday, July 11, 2018 at his home under Hospice care. 

Visitation was held 3-5 p.m., Sunday, July 15, 2018, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation continued from 10-11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Monday, July 16, 2018, at the church.  Burial was in the Benson City Cemetery. 

Marlin Larry Ellingson was born April 27, 1948 in Barrett, Minnesota, the son of Burtland and Ella Amelia (Achterberg) Ellingson.  He was confirmed at First Lutheran Church. Marlin grew up in Elbow Lake and attended Elbow Lake High School.  In 1967, he was married to Arlene Winter and they had four children, Lisa, Theresa, Rick, and Chad. 

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Kathleen "Kathy" Olson

KATHLEEN 'KATHY' OLSON

KATHLEEN 'KATHY' OLSON
March 31, 1939 • July 7, 2018

A Memorial Service will be held at 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 13, 2018 at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Joseph, Minnesota  for Kathleen Ione Olson, 79.  She died Saturday, July 7, 2018 at the St. Cloud Hospital.  Susan Putzke, a Chaplin at the St. Cloud Hospital, will officiate. Inurnment will be at a later date in the Benson City Cemetery, Benson.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the services Friday at Daniel Funeral Home.

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Verna Pillatzki

 Verna Lorraine Pillatzki

VERNA PILLATZKI
September 21, 1929 ~ July 6, 2018

Verna Pillatzki, 88, of Benson, Minnesota, died Friday evening July 6, 2018 at the Swift County Benson Hospital.

Visitation will be held Thursday, July 12, from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, with a 4:30 p.m. rosary and prayer service. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday July 13, at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson. Interment will be in the St. Francis Catholic Church Cemetery.

Verna Lorraine Pillatzki, 88, was born September 21, 1929 on a farm near Kerkhoven, Minnesota, the daughter of Otto and Gladys (Bengtson) Mattson. She was baptized in the Lutheran Church November 2, 1929 and confirmed May, 20, 1945.  August 3, 1948 she was baptized and received her first communion at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson and later confirmed by Father Dorrer,  August 15, 1948. She attended Country school and completed the 8th grade.

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Pearl R. Rasmusson

Pearl R. Rasmusson, 91, of Benson, Minnesota (formerly of Morris) passed away June 28, 2018.
Pearl was preceded in death by husband, Gorden C.; daughter, Kayla Jean; and son, Wayne Lee.
She is survived by sons: Arnold (Mary), Leon (Mary), Richard, Lyle; grandchildren: Aric, Michael, Randy, Andrew, Brandon and great-grandchildren. Service details pending.
 

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Roland ‘Rolly’ Hartmann

Roland “Rolly” E. Hartmann

ROLAND "ROLLY" HARTMANN
December 9, 1973 • June 23, 2018

Roland “Rolly” E. Hartmann, 44, of Big Stone City, SD, formerly of Mahnomen, Minnesota, died Saturday, June 23, 2018, at Essentia Health Systems in Fargo, ND.

Funeral Services were held Friday, June 29, 2018 at 11 a.m.  at the Anderson Family Funeral Home in Mahnomen with visitation starting at 9 a.m. and going until the time of the funeral.  Burial was  in the Riverside Memorial Park Cemetery, Mahnomen.  

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Emlyn Frazeur

Emlyn Frazeur

EMLYN FRAZEUR
October 8, 1922 • June 25, 2018

Emlyn Frazeur, 95, of Canby, Minnesota passed away Monday, June 25, 2018 at Sylvan Court Nursing Home in Canby.  

A Memorial Service was held 10:30 a.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 at First Presbyterian Church in Canby. Burial was in the St. Paul’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Canby. Visitation was held one hour prior to the service at the church Friday, June 29, 2018.

Emlyn L. Frazeur was born Oct. 8, 1922 to Sam and Emma Knutson in rural Canby,  Yellow Medicine County. Her grandparents all emigrated from Norway and Norwegian was spoken at home while she was young. She was active in First English Lutheran Church in Canby throughout her childhood years. When her mother became sick and passed away in 1935, Emlyn was just 13. The Knutson siblings helped take care of Emlyn as well as Sam and delayed their own schooling to take care of the Knutson home. Emlyn was the youngest of seven children.

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Rev. Charles L. Gunderson

Rev. Charles L. Gunderson

Rev. Charles L. Gunderson
February 15, 1930 • June 21, 2018

Rev. Charles Laverne Gunderson, 88, of Northfield, Minnesota, passed away peacefully  June 21, 2018 at the Northfield Retirement Center with loving family by his side.

Funeral services were held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, June 26, 2018, at Bethel Lutheran Church, 1321 North Ave., Northfield.  Visitation was at the church  Monday, June 25, 2018, from 4-7 p.m. and continued  Tuesday one hour prior to the service.  Interment with Military Honors took place at Oaklawn Cemetery in Northfield.  Pallbearers were his grandchildren.

Charles was born  February 15, 1930, the youngest of Elmer and Inez (Hermanson) Gunderson’s seven children.  He was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Madison, WI.

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Richard "Dick" Schirmer

Richard “Dick” H. Schirmer

RICHARD "DICK" SCHIRMER
August 29, 1943 • June 18, 2018

Richard “Dick” H. Schirmer, 74, of Fridley, Minnesota, formerly of Benson, died  peacefully Monday June 18, 2018, at the Benedictine Health Care Center at Innsbruck in New Brighton.

Visitation was held from 2-3 p.m.  Friday, June 22, followed by the funeral service at 3 p.m. at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church Chapel in Benson.   Interment was in the Benson City Cemetery.  

Richard was born August 29, 1943 in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Harold and Lila Schirmer. He attended school in the Benson area graduating from Benson High School in 1961. He graduated from the University of Minnesota Morris in 1964 and was accepted for post graduate work at the University of Iowa.

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