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Carol P. Hanson, 88, formerly of Benson

Carol P. Hanson, 88, formerly of Benson, passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015 at Walker Methodist Health Center in Minneapolis where she had resided for the past five years.
A memorial service in celebration of Carol’s life will be held  Thursday, April 16 at 2 p.m. at the Walker Methodist Chapel at 3737 Bryant Avenue South, Mpls, Minnesota, 55409.  
Visitation will begin at 1:30 with a reception to follow.  
Private interment.
Carol was born September 1, 1926 in Clinton, Minnesota, the daughter of Harry and Rosalie (Wallmann) Thompson.  She graduated from Ortonville High School in 1944 and worked at the dental practice of Dr. Alford Hanson.  She was united in marriage to Dr. Hanson’s brother, Stanley,  April 16, 1949 and they were blessed with two daughters.  They moved to Benson in 1956.

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LuVerne John Bangsund, age 80, of Benson

LuVerne John Bangsund, age 80, of Benson, died Tuesday, April 7, 2015, at home.  Funeral services will be 2:00 PM, Saturday, April 11, 2015, at the First Baptist Church in Benson.  Visitation will be held Friday, April 10, 2015, from 5:00 – 7:00 PM at Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson and for one hour prior to the service.  Interment will be in the Benson City Cemetery.
 
LuVerne John Bangsund was born on March 30, 1935 to Orvin and Ruth Bangsund.  He lived in Cashel Township most of his life and graduated from Benson High School.  On July 9, 1955 he was joined in marriage to Ramona Rasmussen at the First Baptist Church in Benson.  To this union was born four sons.  Together they shared 59 years of marriage.
 
LuVerne worked for Haugen & Johnson Implement for two years and in 1958 they started farming full time.  He and Ramona worked side by side in every aspect of farming.
 

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Audrey Ann Arneson, age 72, formerly of Benson

Audrey Ann Arneson, age 72, formally of Benson, passed away Saturday, April 4, 2015 at North Ridge Care Center, New Hope with her children around her.
Audrey was born on September 10, 1942, in Delano, the daughter of Edwin Kahlhamer and Martha (Albright) Kahlhamer.  She was baptized and confirmed in the Catholic faith.  She grew up in Appleton and graduated from Appleton High School in 1960.
Audrey was united in marriage to Terry Arneson. Together they shared in 51 years of marriage.
Audrey worked in the office of Tylers Manufacturing - Case New Holland in Benson.  She worked there nearly 30 years before retiring in 1999.
Audrey is survived by three children, Philip Arneson, Lisa (John) O’Neil, Jon Arneson; five grandchildren, Maggie, Grace, and Riley O’Neil, Max and Mason Arneson and several nephews.
Audrey was preceded in death by her husband and sister Lucille Hering.

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Michael F. Gay, 52, of Murdock

Michael F. Gay, 52, of Murdock, passed away Wednesday, April 1, 2015 at Rice Memorial Hospital in Willmar.  Funeral services (a small service for family and close friends)
will be Friday, April 10 at 10 a.m. in the Chapel at Calvary Lutheran Church in Willmar.

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Donald Mitteness, age 84, of Benson

 Donald Mitteness, age 84, of Benson, died Saturday, April 4, 2015, at the Bethesda Pleasant View in Willmar, Minnesota.
 Arrangements are pending with the Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson, MN.

Funeral Service

Monday April 13, 2015, 10:00 am at St. Mark's Lutheran Church
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Visitation

Sunday April 12, 2015 at St. Mark's Lutheran Church
2-4 p.m.

Visitation

Monday April 13, 2015, 9:00 am - 10:00 a.m. at St. Mark's Lutheran Church

 

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Miller, Phyllis J., age 89, of Benson

Phyllis J. Miller, age 89, of Benson, MN, passed away Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at Bethesda Pleasantview Care Center, Willmar. She married Lloyd “Bing” Miller on February 11, 1946.  He preceded in death along with her brother, Virgil Hesse. Survived by children, Steven (Kathy) Miller, Marilyn Miller and Susan (Tyrone) Westlie; 6 grandchildren; 3 great-grandchildren; brother, Maynard Hesse and several nieces and nephews. Memorial service 11:00 AM, Saturday, April 18 at Pilgrim Congregational United Church of Christ, 211 13th Street N., Benson. Memorials preferred to Rice Hospice, Willmar, MN.  Arrangements are with the Cremation Society of MN, Mpls 612-825-2435.

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Richard “Ric” McGinty, 69, Benson

Richard “Ric” McGinty, 69, died at his home in Benson   Wednesday, March 25, 2015.  A Mass of Christian Burial was held  Monday, March 30, at 11 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson. Interment was in St. Bridget’s Catholic Cemetery in De Graff.  Visitation was held from 5-7 p.m. with a Rosary at 4:30 p.m., Sunday, March 29, at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson, and for one hour prior to the service at the church  Monday.  
Richard “Ric” Thomas McGinty was born July 28, 1945, in Benson, Minnesota, the son of Michael Lloyd and Mary Bernice (Reynolds) McGinty.  He was baptized August of 1945 and confirmed, by Bishop Alphonse Schladweiler, June of 1961 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in DeGraff.  He grew up in the DeGraff and Benson areas and graduated from Murdock High School.  

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Hildagard “Toots” Wood, 87, formerly of Murdock

Hildagard “Toots” Wood, 87, formerly of Murdock, died   Thursday evening, March 19, 2015  at the Swift County Benson Hospital in Benson, Minnesota.  
A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m.  Saturday, March 28,  with visitation one hour prior, at the Evangelical Free Church in Benson.  Burial will be in the Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls.
Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson is assisting the family with the arrangements.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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Shirley Anne Heinecke, 77, Denver, formerly of Benson

Shirley Anne Heinecke, 77, died Monday, March 9, 2015, in Denver, Colorado.  
Shirley was born  April 30, 1937, in Wisner, Nebraska, to Henry and Hulda (Baer) Heinecke as the fifth of six children.
In 1950, the Heinecke family moved to a farm in Cashel Township, Swift County, Minnesota.  
In 1954, Shirley graduated from Benson High School, Benson, Minnesota.  During the 1960’s and 1970’s in Benson, Shirley was a devoted mother of three to Daniel, Jerome and Jacqulynn Larson.   She loved watching her children play sports and participate in many other activities.  
She worked in Benson banking for many years until she moved in 1980 to the Denver, Colorado area.  She continued working in banking until her retirement in 2004.  

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Gerald “Jerry” Rodger Giese, 76, of Appleton

Gerald “Jerry” Rodger Giese, 76, of Appleton, Minnesota died  March 4, 2015, at his home.  
Funeral services were Wednesday, March 11 at 10:30 a.m., at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Shible Township with Pastor Donald Klatt officiating.  Burial followed in the church cemetery.  
Gerald was born September 7, 1938 in Moyer Township, Swift County, Minnesota, the son of Carl and Stella (Mulvihill) Giese.  Jerry was a member of the First Baptist Church in Appleton and was baptized  July 17, 1955 by Pastor Ed Koph.  He was raised in the Appleton area and attended country school, District #43 through grade six and then attended Appleton High School where he graduated in 1957.
Jerry enlisted in the Minnesota National Guard until his honorable discharge in 1964.  

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