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Marilyn Carol Hoffman

Marilyn Carol Hoffman

Marilyn Carol Hoffman

1939 – 2016

 

Marilyn Hoffman, age 76 of Appleton, formerly of rural Danvers, died Tuesday, March 15th, in Appleton Area Health Services –Care Center.  Funeral services were Monday, March 21st, at 1:30PM, at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Holloway, officiated by Rev. Donald Klatt.  Burial followed at the Appleton City Cemetery.

 

Marilyn Carol Hoffman was born December 19, 1939, in Benson, MN, the daughter of Ferdinand and Helen (Schroeder) Schuerman.  She was baptized on January 7, 1940, by Rev. Wachholz and was confirmed March 29, 1953 by Rev. Krull, both at St. John’s Lutheran, Holloway, MN. Marilyn was raised in the Holloway area, graduating from Holloway High School in 1957.

 

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15
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Duane Banister

May 21, 1931 • March 6, 2016

  Duane Banister, 84, of Benson, died Sunday, March 6, 2016 at home.  Funeral services were held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 14, 2016 at the Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Benson.  Visitation was held two hours prior to the service.  Interment was in the Benson City Cemetery.

Duane Banister was born May 21, 1931 on the family farm in Stevens County, Minnesota, the son of Harry Herlas and Julia F. (Gunderson) Banister. Later, they moved to a farm in Hoff Township, Pope County. He was confirmed at West Zion Lutheran Church. He attended grade school at District #57 in Hoff Township and graduated from Hancock High School in Hancock, Minnesota with the Class of 1949.

From 1951 to 1954, Duane spent his time in the U.S. Army where he was admitted into the Army Security Agency. He spent 18 months on the island of Oahu, Hawaii repairing Army teletype machines.

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15
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Frances “Fran” Jensen

Frances “Fran” Jensen

Frances P. Jensen
January 24, 1937 • March 11, 2016

Frances Jensen, 79, of Appleton, Minnesota (formerly of Holloway) died March 11, 2016 at the Appleton Area Health Services –Care Center.  Funeral services were Thursday, March 17, at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton, officiated by Rev. Michelle Rowell.  Burial followed at the Appleton City Cemetery.  
Frances Pauline Jensen was born January 24, 1937, in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of Ferdinand and Ida (Carlson) Johnson.  She was baptized April 18, 1937, Rev. Arthur Chell and was confirmed July 29, 1951 by Rev. J. Swedeberg, both at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.  Fran was raised in the Benson area, graduating from Benson High School in 1955.  

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11
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Reuben A. Simonson

Reuben A. Simonson

Reuben A. Simonson
August 3, 1923 • March 11, 2016

Reuben Arnold Simonson, 92, of Benson, Minnesota, died  March 11, 2016 at the Swift County Benson Hospital.

A Memorial Service was held 11:00 a.m. Saturday, March 19 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, Benson. Interment was in the Benson City Cemetery. Military honors were provided by Mel Simonson VFW Post 1403.

Reuben was born to Sivert and Lena (Anderson) Simonson on August 3, 1923 in Camp Lake Township, Swift County, Minnesota.

Reuben was baptized and confirmed at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Benson and attended rural and Benson schools. He proudly served his country during WWII with the 157th Infantry Regiment, 45th Division in the European Theatre. He owned and operated Simonson Oil Company in Benson.

Thu
10
Mar
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Duane Banister

Duane Banister
May 21, 1931-March 6, 2016
 
Duane Banister, 84, of Benson died on March 06, 2016, at his home in Benson. Funeral services will be held on Monday March 14, 2016, at 2:00 p.m. at the Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ in Benson. Visitation will be held from 12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Monday at the church.  Burial will follow the service at the Benson City Cemetery.

Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson will be in charge of the arrangements.
www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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04
Mar
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Jerry Anderson

The Zahrbock Funeral Home of Madison, announces the death of 59 year old Jerry Anderson of Canby, formerly of Madison, who passed away on Sunday, February 28, 2016 at the Sylvian Court Home in Canby. 

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2016 in the Chapel of the Zahrbock Funeral Home. Father Brian Oestreich will officiate. The concluding service and burial will take place in St. Michael’s Catholic Cemetery in Madison. The Anderson family will receive family and friends one hour before services on Tuesday in the funeral home.

Jerry Anderson is survived by three brothers; Tom and his wife Jerilyn Anderson of Montevideo, Jeff and his wife Deb Anderson of Rapid City, South Dakota and John Anderson of Mesa, AZ.  He is also survived by his sister Cheryl Anderson of Minneota and many nieces and nephews.

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03
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Rosanne M. Howe

Rosanne M. Howe

October 27, 1949 ~ February 20, 2016
 
Rosanne M. Howe, 66, of Willmar died Saturday, February 20, 2016, at St. Cloud Hospital.  Arrangements are pending with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar.

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Jane Klingle

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Jane Klingle, 78 of Dubuque, passed away on Monday, February 29, 2016.  Funeral Services will be 2:00 pm, Friday, March 4, 2016 at St. Peter Lutheran Church, 3200 Asbury Rd, where the family will greet friends 1:00 pm till service time Friday at the church.  Burial will be at a later date in Green Field Lutheran Cemetery, Harmony, Minnesota.  Local arrangements are entrusted with Hoffmann Schneider & Kitchen Funeral Home, 3860 Asbury Rd.

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23
Feb
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Pearl E. Palmer

Pearl E Palmer

Pearl E. Palmer
March 11, 1920 – February 18, 2016
 
Pearl E. Palmer, age 95, died Thursday, February 18, 2016 at Golden Living Center – Meadow Lane in Benson, Minnesota.  Funeral Services will be 11:00 A.M., Friday, February 26, 2016, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson with visitation for one hour prior to the service.  Burial will be at the Benson City Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to Rice Hospice, Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church, or Prairie 5 Food Shelf.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.   www.zniewskifuneralhome.com
 

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Velma ‘Val’ Gunderson/Nelson

Velma ‘Val’ Gunderson /Nelson

Velma ‘Val’ Gunderson/Nelson
May 2, 1928  • January 28, 2016

Velma was the third child to Frieda (Gaas) and Herman Vollmer, German immigrants who homesteaded their farm in Holloway, Minnesota. She graduated from Benson High School in 1946, and moved to Chicago, IL for two years to live with her maternal aunt, Martha, while working as a bookkeeper.

She returned to Minnesota to marry Sylvester (Skip) Gunderson from DeGraff (the man her brother Bill introduced her to when she was 14 years old). After Skip’s discharge from the Navy, following WWII, they settled in Bloomington, built their home and raised their three children. Val remained in the family home for 65 years until her death.

Val worked as a property manager in the 1950’s giving her the experience she needed to maintain their house and duplex (income property) Skip built before his death in 1966.

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