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Anita Tucker

Anita Mary Tucker

Anita Tucker
May 17, 1934 • May 27, 2016

Anita Mary Tucker, 82, of Willmar, Minnesota died Friday morning, May 27, 2016 at Copperleaf Senior Living Community in Willmar.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m.  Tuesday, August 9, at the Church of St. Mary in Willmar.  Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Interment will be at Sacred Heart Catholic Cemetery in Murdock.   

Anita Mary Tucker was born May 17, 1934,  in Clara City, the daughter of Frank and  Irene (Bailey) Schoen.  She moved with her family as a young child from Clara City to a farm south of Murdock, where she grew up.  She quit school just after starting the ninth grade to help care for her mother who was dying of cancer.  After her mother’s death, she helped take care of her nine brothers and sisters.

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Donna J. Janke

Donna J. Janke

Donna J. Janke

Cherished mother and grandmother, Donna J. Janke, 86, passed  away  May 23, 2016 in Halstead, Kansas. She was separated by death from her husband of 67 years, Ronald J. Janke (d. April 20th, 2016), for only a month.

Donna was born  May 15, 1930 in nearby Glenwood. She was a longtime resident of Benson, where Ronald ran a shoe store and she raised their four children. Having lived a while in the Twin Cities metro, she retired to Glenwood before ultimately relocating to Kansas to be near her eldest daughter.

She was preceded in death by her children, Barry and Pamela, and grandson Casey. She is survived by her brother, Harris Pederson of Glenwood; her daughter and son, Trisha (Gene) Sulier and Bruce (Cynthia) Janke, both of Halstead, Kansas; her daughter-in-law Judy Janke of Blaine; and her eight grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren, to whom she gave endless love and affection.
 

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OLOF LEVERNE OLSON

OLOF LEVERNE OLSON

OLOF LEVERNE OLSON
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OCTOBER 19, 1916 – FEBRUARY 24, 2016

Olof Leverne Olson, 99, of Benson, Minnesota (formerly of Murdock), died Wednesday, February 24, 2016 at Homestead Place North in Benson.  

Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Friday, June 10, 2016 with visitation for one hour prior at Bethesda Lutheran Church in rural Murdock.  

Olof Leverne Olson was born  October 19, 1916 on the family farm north of Murdock, the son of Olaf and Anna (Anderson) Olson. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethesda Lutheran Church. He grew up on the farm north of Murdock and attended Frank Lake Township Grade School and graduated from Murdock High School.

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Gay L. Amundson

Gay L. Amundson

Gay L. Amundson
March 23, 1951 – June 1, 2016
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Gay Lynette Amundson, 65, was born  March 23, 1951 in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of Jerome “Jerry” and Carol (Tollefson) Johannessen. She was baptized  July 12, 1951 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church by her uncle Pastor Pete Reinhard and confirmed October 30, 1966 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church. Gay grew up in Benson where she graduated from Benson High School and then moved to Hibbing where she attended Hibbing Community College.

She was married to Calvin Amundson September 15, 1979 at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson and this union was blessed with two children, Brooke and Dana.

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Louise Mortenson

Louise Mortenson

Louise Mortenson
March 19, 1930 • May 19, 2016

Louise Mortenson, 86, formerly of Granite Falls, died Thursday, May 19, 2016 in Breckenridge.  Funeral services were held Saturday, May 28 at 3 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church.  Burial was held in Mound Cemetery in Ortonville.  Visitation was held one hour prior to services at the church.  

Louise Charlotte Mortenson was born March 19, 1930 to Benjamin and Dora (Brandt) LaCombe at the family farmstead in Lac Qui Parle County, Minnesota that is now the Big Stone National Wildlife Refuge.  She passed away May 19, 2016 at St. Francis Nursing Home in Breckenridge, Minnesota.

Louise was baptized and confirmed into the Christian faith at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ortonville.  She attended and graduated from Ortonville Public School.

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Catherine “Cady” Kennedy

Catherine “Cady” Kennedy

Catherine “Cady” Kennedy
April 30, 1923 - May 18, 2016
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Benson, Minnesota – Catherine “Cady” Kennedy, age 93, of Benson, died Wednesday, May 18, 2016 at Richfield Health Center in Minneapolis.  Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m., Thursday, May 26, 2016, at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, with Father Jeremy Kucera officiating.  Visitation will be held from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 25, 2016, at the St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, with a Rosary at 4:45 p.m.  Visitation will continue for one hour prior to the service on Thursday.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com
 

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Ward Fennell

Ward Thomas Fennell

Ward Thomas Fennell
November 28, 1926 • December 20, 2015
 
Ward Thomas Fennell, 89, currently of New Ulm, Minnesota, formerly of Benson, passed away at his residence  December 20, 2015.  Visitation will be held Thursday, May 26, 2016 from 5-7 p.m. at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.  Visitation will continue at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church  Friday, May 27, 2016 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30 a.m.  Burial is planned for the St. Francis Xavier cemetery at a later date.  

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Paul David Mahoney

Paul David Mahoney

Paul David Mahoney
December 5, 1938 • May 11, 2016

Paul Mahoney, 77, of Appleton, Minnesota died Wednesday, May 11 in the St. Cloud Hospital.  

Mass of Christian Burial was held Thursday, May 19 at 10:30 a.m., at St. John’s Catholic Church in Appleton, officiated by Fr. Bill Sprigler.  Burial followed at the Appleton City Cemetery.  In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Appleton Area Health Services –Dialysis Unit.

A loving husband, father, brother, son and faith-filled servant of the Lord, Paul was born December 5, 1938 to William and Ann (Muehlbauer) Mahoney in Morris, Minnesota. He grew up at the home dairy farm in Hegbert Township and attended grade school at District 29 Synnes Township, District 35 Hegbert Township and Appleton High School.  

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10
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Maurice Telford Knutson

Maurice Telford Knutson

Maurice Telford Knutson
April 13, 1921 - May 7, 2016

Funeral Services celebrating the life of Maurice Telford Knutson, 95 of Benson will be Thursday, May 12, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. at East Zion Lutheran Church in rural Starbuck. Reverend Jackie Haverstine will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the East Zion Cemetery.

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Karin Ruth Hartzell

Karin Ruth Hartzell

Karin Ruth Hartzell
May 28, 1967 • February 7, 2016

Karin Ruth Hartzell was born May 28, 1967 to Richard and Phyllis Hartzell in Benson Minnesota. She grew up in Benson and attended Benson High School. Karin played saxophone in the band, played on the volleyball team, was a cheerleader, played piano, sang in the choir, and life guarded and taught swimming lessons at the Benson pool. Karin also worked in her dad’s print shop doing special projects with her sisters. She graduated in 1985 from Benson High School. Karin attended Concordia College in Moorhead, Minnesota for one year, then she transferred to Mankato State University where she graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business marketing in 1990.

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