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Ellen M. Puchalski

Ellen M. Puchalski

Ellen M. Puchalski
December 7, 1951 – January 10, 2017
Funeral Notice
 
Ellen Marie Puchalski, age 65, died on Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Fairview Southdale Hospital in Edina, Minnesota.

Visitation will be from 1-2 p.m., followed by the funeral at 2 p.m., Saturday, January 14, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.

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

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11
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Darrel R. Miller

Darrel R. Miller
July 26, 1948 • January 7, 2017

Darrel R. Miller, 68, of Bemidji, Minnesota died Saturday, January 7, 2017 at his home surrounded by his family.

A Celebration of Life will be held 1:00 p.m., Saturday, January 21, 2017 at the Bemidji Eagles Club.

Darrel Miller was born July 26, 1948 in Benson, Minnesota to Theodore and Ragna (Skarsten) Miller. He grew up in Benson and graduated in 1966 from the Benson High School. He graduated from the Minnesota School of Business in 1973 in Business Accounting. He lived in the Twin Cities and Maple Grove.

March 1, 1986, Darrel married Rebecca Doyle in Minneapolis. He worked as Internal Auditor for Pacific Gamble Robinson from 1973-1989. They owned and operated Miller’s North Country Resort from 1988-1998. Darrel drove school bus for ISD#31 from 1990-2010 and was an independent real estate developer for JayCari Ridge from 1998-2010 retiring in 2010. Darrel built the home they now live in.

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09
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Nicholas Edwards

Nicholas Kyle Edwards

 

Nicholas Edwards
December 14, 1986 – January 4, 2017
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Nicholas Edwards, age 30, died on Wednesday, January 4, at the Swift County Benson Hospital.

Fri
06
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Mavis Lorraine Koenen

Mavis Lorraine Koenen

Mavis Lorraine Koenen
January 22, 1931 - December 31, 2016

Mavis Lorraine Koenen passed away December 31, 2016 at Luther Haven Nursing Home in Montevideo. Funeral services are Friday, January 6th at 11:00 a.m., with visitation for one hour prior, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Clara City followed by burial in Sunset Memorial Cemetery in Montevideo.  Arrangements were with the Wing-Bain Funeral Home of Clara City (www.wingbain.com).  

Mavis Lorraine Koenen was born January 22, 1932 to Vernon and Corintha (Spencer) Tangeman near Montevideo. She was baptized into the Lutheran Faith at Ocheyedan, Iowa, and confirmed at Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Montevideo.

Mavis grew up and attended school in Montevideo graduating from Montevideo High School with the class of 1950.

Wed
04
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Bradley G. J. Nordby

Bradley G. J. Nordby

Bradley G. J. Nordby
June 9, 1959 – January 3, 2017
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Brad Nordby, age 57, died on Tuesday, January 3, at the Swift County Benson Hospital. Funeral Services will be held on Friday, January 6, at 10:30 am at the Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton. Visitation will be held for one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday. Zniewski Funeral Home – Vaala Chapel of Appleton is assisting the family with the arrangements.

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30
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Carol F. Patterson

Carol F. Patterson

Carol F. Patterson
December 23, 1932 • December 27, 2016

Carol F. Patterson (nee Albanese), 84, passed away peacefully  Tuesday December 27, 2016 at Abrazo Hospital in Phoenix, AZ.  

Carol was born  December 23, 1932 in Medford, MA. Carol made her way to Seattle and married Kirby "Pat"  Patterson, November 23, 1953. Three children were born into this marriage.

Following her husband's death in 1972, Carol learned how to drive and then relocated with her daughter to Benson, Minnesota in 1974. She worked as a home health aide/companion for many clients in Minneapolis and later in Phoenix, where she had lived since 1995.

Thu
29
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Ruth M. Thayer

Ruth M. Thayer

Ruth M. Thayer
May 19, 1920 – December 26, 2016
 
Ruth M. Thayer, 96, of Benson, formerly of Kerkhoven, died Monday, December 26th at Golden Living Center-Meadow Lane in Benson. 

Wed
28
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Orie Earl Mills

Orie Earl Mills

Orie Earl Mills
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November 25, 1927 – December 26, 2016

Orie E. Mills, age 89, of Benson, MN, died Monday, December 26, 2016 at Swift County Benson Health Services. 

Visitation will be from 5 – 7 p.m. Friday, December 30, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation will continue from 10 – 11 a.m., followed by the memorial service at 11 a.m., Saturday, December 31, 2016 at Trinity Lutheran Church.  Interment will be in the Benson City Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

Thu
22
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MICHAEL R. FENNELL

Michael Robert Fennell

Michael Robert Fennell, age 57, of Benson, died Sunday, December 18, 2016. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m., Tuesday, December 27, 2016 at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.
 
Michael Robert Fennell was born on May 28, 1959 in Owatonna, Minnesota, the son of Robert and Mary (Klucas) Fennell.  He was baptized on June 14, 1959 by Father Jewison at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Owatonna.  Mike was confirmed on June 8, 1969 by Bishop Schladweiler at St. Malachy Catholic Church in Clontarf.  He graduated from Clontarf Grade School and Benson High School and then attended Alexandria Technical College.
 
Mike lived in Benson and worked at Custom Roto-Mold.  Among the many things he enjoyed were hiking at Glacial Lakes State Park, canoeing, camping, bon fires, woodworking, carpentry, Mountain Dew and Snickers.  Mike passed away December 18, 2016.  He attained the age of 57 years, 6 months and 20 days.
 

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22
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ROGER H. MARQUARDT

ROGER H. MARQUARDT
APRIL 8, 1951 – DECEMBER 19, 2016
DEATH NOTICE
 
Roger Harold Marquardt, age 65, of Benson, Minnesota died Monday, December 19, 2016 at his home.  A private family burial will be held in the Belview City Cemetery at a later date.

Roger is survived by his siblings: Janet (Dwayne) Ousky of Belview, Viola (Murlin) Buske of Waseca, Shirley (David) Williamson of Appleton, and Ronald Marquardt of Burnsville; and many nieces and nephews.

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

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