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DeWane L. Wall

DeWane L. Wall

DEWANE  LEE  WALL
JANUARY 20, 1931 – JULY 18, 2016
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DeWane Lee Wall was born on January 20, 1931, in Calhoun County, Iowa, the son of George and Ella (Armstrong) Wall. He graduated from Jolley High School in 1949 and enlisted in the United States Air Force on December 7, 1950. He served in Germany and England during the Korean War and was discharged on March 8, 1953 following his father’s death.
     

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Howard James Lang

Howard James Lang

Howard James Lang
November 27, 1922 • July 12, 2016

Howard James Lang was born November 27, 1922, in Barry, Minnesota to Raymond and Blanche Lang.

Howard died  July 12, 2016 in Naples, FL.  

After graduating from the University of Minnesota with aeronautical engineering and business degrees, he married Barbara Ann Bennett in 1944.  He served in the U.S Navy during World War II.  Upon returning stateside, he worked as an aeronautical engineer for McDonnell Douglas in San Diego.

Howard moved to Benson, Minnesota to harvest bluegrass.  He and Barbara also owned and operated oil/gas business interests in seven states.

As a private pilot, Howard flew throughout the U.S., Mexico and Canada, and even explored above the Arctic Circle.  Hobbies included snow skiing, scuba diving, sailing, golfing, fishing and hunting.  

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Dorothy Evelyn Lye

Dorothy Evelyn Lye

Dorothy Evelyn Lye
september 22, 1924 – July 18, 2016
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Dorothy E. Lye, 91, of Benson, died on Monday, July 18, 2016, at Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, July 21, at 10:30 am, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, July 20, at the Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson, from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. and for one hour prior to the service at the church. Interment will be in the West Bank Lutheran Cemetery.

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Gladys V. Paulson

Gladys Verone Paulson

Gladys Verone Paulson, age 95, was born on September 30, 1920, in Hayes Township, rural Kerkhoven, Minnesota, the daughter of John and Alice (Lindgren) Johnson.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran Faith.  She grew up on the farm in Hayes Township in the Kerkhoven area and attended country school and graduated from Kerkhoven High School.  On September 7, 1940, she was united in marriage to Walter Paulson at her parent’s farm.

Gladys and Walter farmed near Kerkhoven and raised chickens, pigs, cows, and sheep.  In 1977, they moved to Benson.  She was a member of the Monson Lake Lutheran Church and was active in the Ladies Aid.  Gladys enjoyed gardening, playing cards, bingo, cooking and baking, sewing, attending quilting parties, and spending time with her family.  She was called from this life on Sunday morning, July 17, 2016, at the Golden Living Center in Benson.

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BONNIE MAE (GEREAUX) GUEST

Bonnie Guest

BONNIE MAE (GEREAUX) GUEST
MAY 8, 1935 – JULY 13, 2016

 
Bonnie Mae Gereaux was born May 8th, 1935 at Doland, South Dakota to Floyd and Marion (Hofma) Gereaux.  Bonnie was baptized at Doland Methodist Church.  She was raised on the family farm and attended first grade at a country school before finishing school at Doland Public Schools.  She graduated from Doland High School in 1953, achieving the honor of Valedictorian.

Bonnie was united in marriage to Robert W. Cook at Webster, South Dakota on June 30th, 1953.  This union was blessed with three sons.  Robert W. Cook passed away on April 5th, 1961.

Bonnie married Richard E. Guest on July 18th, 1964 at the Methodist Church in Clark, South Dakota by Reverend Kenneth Voas.  The family moved from Clark, South Dakota to Benson.  One son was born to this union.  Richard E. Guest passed away on October 23rd, 1983.

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Clara Mae (Fennell) Brown

Clara Mae (Fennell) Brown

Clara Mae (Fennell) Brown, 79, of Cambridge, formerly of Danvers, MN passed away on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at her daughter’s home in Andover.

She was born March 11, 1937 in Marysland Township, MN to Edmund and Margaret (Peerboom) Fennell.  Clara grew up on a farm south of Danvers, MN until 1951 when the family moved into Danvers. She was baptized and had First Communion on July 9, 1944, she also was confirmed at Church of The Visitation at Danvers.  She attended Danvers public school through 8th grade and later graduated from Benson High School.  When Clara was in high school, her dad would just holler for her from the Mobil Station and she would run to help pump gas.

On November 17, 1975 she married James Brown.  They would live in Ramsey, Cedar, Rush City and Cambridge until 2004, when they moved to Alabama.  In January 2016 they returned to Cambridge.

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Jody Lynn Anderson

Jody Lynn Anderson

Jody Lynn Anderson
May 19, 1969 – July 11, 2016
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Jody Lynn Anderson, age 47, of Appleton, died Monday, July 11, 2016, at Avera Heart Hospital of South Dakota.  Visitation will be held 5 – 8 p.m. on Friday, July 15, 2016, at Zniewski Funeral Home Vaala Chapel in Appleton.  Visitation will continue on Saturday, July 16, 2016, from 12 – 1 p.m., followed by the funeral at 1 p.m., at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Moyer Township.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Homes.
 

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Joann Tate

Joann Tate

Joann Tate, 59, of Benson, died Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at her home in Benson.

She is survived by her children: Angie Pierce of Benson, Derek (Kelli) Tate of Willmar, Ashley Tate of Bradenton, FL, Amber Tate of Johnstown, NY, and Zoe Cassels of Amenia, NY; 8 grandchildren; 2 brothers; and one sister. 

Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.   www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

 

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Harris Jerome Gjerdingen

Harris Jerome Gjerdingen

Harris Jerome Gjerdingen
May 1, 1921 - July 10, 2016
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Willmar, Minnesota – Harris Jerome Gjerdingen, age 95, of Willmar, formerly of Rolling Forks Township, died Sunday, July 10, 2016, at Bethesda Pleasantview Nursing Home.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 14, 2016, with visitation for one hour prior, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls. Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.
 

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Cornelia B. Fredrick

Cornelia B. Fredrick

Cornelia B. Fredrick

January 17, 1923 •  June 28, 2016

Cornelia B. Fredrick, 93, of Paynesville, Minnesota, passed away Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at the Hilltop Care Center in Watkins.

A family memorial service will be held.

Cornelia is survived by her sons: John (Judi) Fredrick of Paynesville, Les (Linda) Fredrick of Dalton, Allan Fredrick of Illinois and Steven (Teresa) Fredrick of Paynesville; her daughters: Mildred (David) Peshong of Paynesville, Irma (Donald) Pittman of DeGraff, Rose Smith (special friend Jim Staton) of Benson and Barb (Dave) Theel of Paynesville.; sister: Bert of Iowa; several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other family and friends.
 

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