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Robert "Bob" Ascheman

Robert "Bob" Ascheman

ROBERT "BOB" ASCHEMAN
JANUARY 25, 1947 ~ APRIL 30, 2018

Robert "Bob" Ascheman, age 71, of Benson, died Monday, April 30th in the Swift County Benson Hospital, surrounded by family.  Visitation will be held 5pm - 7pm, with a Prayer Service at 5:30pm, Thursday, May 3rd at St. Francis Catholic Church in Benson.  Visitation will resume from 9am - 10am, followed by the Mass of Christian Burial at 10am, Friday, May 4th at the church.  Fr. Jeremy Kucera will officiate.  Burial will be in the Church of the Visitation Cemetery in Danvers.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home in Benson.

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Darren Keith Anderson

Darren Keith Anderson

DARREN KEITH ANDERSON
November 14, 1958 - February 19, 2018

Darren Keith Anderson, age 58, was born November 14, 1958 at Lake Region Hospital in Fergus Falls, Minnesota.  In high school Darren was involved in football, basketball and baseball, graduating in 1977 from Benson High School.

Darren attended Moorhead State University to pursue a criminal justice major leading to do security work at Anheuser-Busch and Steiger Tractor.

Darren moved to Texas in 1979 initiating his work at Comanche Peak Nuclear Power Plant starting as a security guard and earning his way to becoming a Lieutenant.  Following his tenure at the nuclear power plant, Darren became interested in construction and became a subcontractor in finishing work within the booming Texas housing industry.

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William "Bill" Welker

William “Bill” Welker

WILLIAM "BILL" WELKER
June 29, 1925 ~ April 13, 2018

William “Bill” Welker, 92, of Willmar, died Friday, April 13th at Bethesda Grand in Willmar.  His funeral service will be 11:00 AM Friday, April 20th at Vinje Lutheran Church in Willmar. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church.  Burial will be in Fairview Cemetery in Willmar.  Arrangements are with Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. www.hafh.org

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Dorothy Edna Schliep

Dorothy Edna Schliep

DOROTHY EDNA SCHLIEP
 

Dorothy Edna Schliep, age 90, of Appleton, died Saturday in Appleton Area Health Services -Care Center.  Visitation will be held 5 – 7 p.m., with a prayer service at 7 p.m., Thursday, April 19th at the Zniewski Funeral Home -Vaala Chapel in Appleton.  Visitation will continue from 1 – 2 p.m., followed by the funeral at 2 p.m., Friday, April 20th, at Trinity Lutheran Church -Fairfield Township.  Pastor Donald Klatt will officiate.  Burial will be in the Appleton City Cemetery.

 

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James Steven Ekse

James Steven Ekse

JAMES STEVEN EKSE
MARCH 1, 1952 – APRIL 13, 2018

James Steven Ekse, 66, of Benson, Minn., died Friday, April 13, 2018, at his home.  Visitation will be from 10 – 11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Monday, April 23, 2018, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Interment will be in the Church Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson.

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10
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Dennis Lyle Kellner

DENNIS LYLE KELLNER

DENNIS LYLE KELLNER
November 11, 1946 - April 8, 2018

Dennis Kellner, age 71 of rural Big Stone City, died April 8, 2018, at his residence on Big Stone Lake.  Funeral services will be held on Saturday, April 21, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at Emanuel Lutheran Church in Milbank.  Rev. Tim Rynearson will officiate.  Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday, one hour prior to the service.  Casket bearers will be: Benjamin Kellner, Joseph Kellner, Robert Kellner, Nathan Kellner, Brian Meuwissen, Charles Keeler, Gerald Seurer, and Steven Ahles.

Dennis Lyle Kellner was born on November 11, 1946, in Benson, MN.  He was the son of Lyle and Ione (Sylvester) Kellner.  Dennis grew up in Benson and graduated from Benson High School with the Class of 1964.  He continued his education at University of Minnesota, Morris.  He earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and Philosophy.  While in college, Dennis played college football and golf.

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Eric Matthew Scott

Eric Matthew Scott

ERIC MATTHEW SCOTT
July 17, 1986 - April 7, 2018

Eric Matthew Scott, 31, Appleton, MN, died Saturday, April 7, 2018, in Stevens County. 

Visitation will be from 2-4 pm, Sunday, April 15, 2018, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson.  Visitation will continue from 10-11 am, followed by the Funeral Service at 11 am, Monday, April 16, 2018, at the church.  Interment will be in the Appleton City Cemetary in Benson.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home.

Eric Matthew Scott was born July 17, 1986 in Willmar, Minnesota, the son of Terri and Troy Scott.  He was baptized August 31, 1986 by Pastor Myron Grams and was confirmed September 30, 2001 by Pastor Scott Nagel, both at Zion Lutheran Church in Appleton.  Eric was raised in the Waite Park, St. Cloud, Royalton, Appleton, and Benson areas.  He attended elementary school in Appleton and graduated from Benson High School, Class of 2004.  He was united in marriage to Jennifer Lee Weets on October 15, 2010.

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Gary Lyle Johannessen

Gary Lyle Johannessen

GARY LYLE JOHANNESSEN
April 5, 1950 - April 8, 2018

Gary Lyle Johannessen, 68, of Minneapolis, Minn., formerly of Benson, died Sunday, April 8, 2018, at Our Lady of Peace.  Visitation will be from 10 – 11 a.m., followed by the Funeral Service at 11 a.m., Saturday, April 21, 2018, at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Benson.  Interment will be in the Benson City Cemetery.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson.  www.zniewskifuneralhome.com

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Richard "Dick" Donnelly

RICHARD LEE "DICK" DONNELLY

RICHARD LEE "DICK" DONNELLY
October 17, 1945 - April 5, 2018

Richard (Dick) Lee Donnelly, 72, of Benson, MN, died Thursday, April 5, 2018, at home.  Visitation and a time of sharing will be from 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm, Saturday, April 28, 2018, at Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church in Swift Falls. Memorials preferred to Dick’s favorite charity, St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.  Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home of Benson. 

Richard Lee Donnelly was born October 17, 1945 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the son of Clayton and Anastasia (Hosna) Donnelly. He attended school in Robbinsdale, Minnesota and graduated in 1963. Dick had a successful career in the field of precision metal stamping. He retired in 2009, to their home on Camp Lake north of Benson, MN.

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Marx H. "Max" Rethwisch

Marx Henry "Max" Rethwisch

MARX H. "MAX" RETHWISCH
October 28, 1925 - April 3, 2018

Marx Henry "Max" Rethwisch, 92, of Minnetonka, Minnesota passed away peacefully April 3, 2018.  A memorial service will be conducted at 11 am, Monday, April 9, at Mount Olivert Lutheran Church, 5025 Knox Avenue South, Minneapolis.  A visitation is scheduled for the hour prior to the memorial service.

Max was born Oct. 28,1925, in Frazee, Minnesota, to Rudy and Tina Rethwisch. In his teens, he was an avid hunter and golfer (years later, when he was in his 70s, he would shoot two holes in one). He graduated from Frazee High School in 1943, having lettered in football, baseball and basketball.  After graduation, he spent four months in the United States Navy before returning to Frazee to work for the Post Office and for Rethwisch's Oil Company, the service station owned and operated by his parents.

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