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Dann Michael Moesenthin

Dann Michael Moesenthin, age 60 of Virginia died Friday, June 3, 2016 at Essentia Health – Virginia. He was born April 22, 1956 in Virginia the son of William Frederick and Margaret Gail (Granros) Moesenthin. Dann grew up in Virginia, and lived in Chicago, Toledo, and Phoenix prior to returning to Virginia. He was employed as a millwright in bulk materials handling.

Dann is survived by siblings: James (LuAnne) Moesenthin of Virginia, Richard F. Moesenthin of Benson, MN, William C. Moesenthin of Toledo, OH, Barbara Carlson of Eveleth, Jerry Moesenthin  of Gilbert, Joan Braun of Minneapolis, Jane Moesenthin of Buhl and Jack Moesenthin of Virginia; numerous nieces nephews, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister-in-law: Sandra Lee (LoPresti) Moesenthin and niece Stephanie Moesenthin.

Tue
07
Jun
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Ardell Rodrick Olson

Ardell Rodrick Olson

Ardell Rodrick Olson, 84, of Murdock, passed away at home on June 5, 2016, with his family present. Funeral services will be Thursday, June 9, at 10:30 am at Bethesda Lutheran Church of Murdock with Pastor Dan Croonquist officiating. Visitation will be Wednesday, 5pm-7pm and one hour before the service. Burial will be at Bethesda Cemetery.

 

Ardell was born April 20, 1932 on a farm north of Kerkhoven to Ole and Ada (Wall) Olson. He was baptized and confirmed at Bethesda. He grew up on a farm north of Murdock and was in 4H and Rural Youth. He attended District #5 country school and graduated from Murdock High School in 1950. He went to the U of Morris for ag school, then enlisted in the Army, serving in the Korean War. He farmed north of Murdock, working some winters at Tylers in Benson.

 

Tue
07
Jun
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Leo M. Hughes

Leo Michael Hughes

Leo M. Hughes
April 4, 1927 • May 30, 2016

Leo Michael Hughes, 89, died at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester, Minnesota  Memorial Day, Monday, May 30, 2016, from injuries sustained in a May 21 farming accident.  

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial was 10 a.m., Friday, June 3, 2016, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Chatfield with Father Thomas Loomis officiating.  Visitation was from 4:00 - 7:30 p.m. at St. Mary’s Catholic Church  Thursday, June 2, and concluded  with a Prayer Service at 7:30 p.m.   Visitation continued one hour prior to the Mass at the church  Friday.   The Rite of Committal followed the Mass  Saturday at Calvary Cemetery, also in Chatfield.  Military honors were accorded by the Chatfield VFW Post 6913.

Tue
07
Jun
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LaVina Sellman

LaVina Sellman
March 14, 1941 • May 30, 2016

LaVina Lou Sellman, 75, of Kirksville, Missouri, formerly of Benson, Minnesota, passed away Monday, May 30, 2016, at the Northeast Regional Medical Center in Kirksville, Missouri.

A memorial service will be held Thursday, June 9 from 6-8 p.m. at the Benson Liquor Store.

LaVina was born  March 14, 1941, in Benson, Minnesota, the daughter of Leo and Dorothy Wilson Atchison. LaVina lived most of her life in Benson. She operated LaVina’s Café for a number of years and worked 35 years at the Benson Municipal Liquor Store. She moved to Kirksville, Missouri five years ago to be near her daughters.

She was a member of the Pilgrim Congregational Church in Benson and The Crossing in Kirksville, Missouri. She was also a member of the Moose Lodge in Kirksville. She enjoyed gardening, reading and working on word puzzles.

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07
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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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06
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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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06
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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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06
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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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