John Edward Rear, 68, of Benson, died Saturday, January 11, 2014 at the Swift County Benson Hospital in Benson, Minnesota.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, January 15, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, with Rev. Paul Idstrom officiating. Burial followed the service at the Benson City Cemetery. Visitation was held Tuesday, January 14, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson, and for one hour prior to the service at the church Wednesday. Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson was in charge of the arrangements. www.zniewskifuneralhome.com
John Edward Rear was born April 6, 1945, in Montevideo, Minnesota, the son of Edward and Agnes (Jorgenson) Rear. He was baptized and confirmed at the Mandt Lutheran Church in rural Montevideo. He grew up in Swenoda Township and graduated from Benson High School in 1963.